Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

These Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups are super fun, easy to make and beautiful! They’re great for sharing or enjoying as an individual treat.

If you like this recipe, you’ll absolutely love this Strawberry Brownie Cheesecake. It’s chocolate strawberry heaven!

Close-up of Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a plate

Close-up of Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a plate with a bite out of one

Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

So are you an American Idol watcher? I was for the longest time and then a few years ago life got busy and watching two 2-hour shows a week just got long. Plus, the auditions in the beginning had started to get annoying since they’d kind of show one disaster after another.

My parents have remained fans through the years though. They’d told me to give it another shot because they do the auditions differently now. Well, with it being the least year for the show – the “farewell” season – I decided to watch. Time to say goodbye.

Well as it turns out, the folks are right. The auditions are much more focused now on the talented people and their stories now.

And you guys. Not only are there a lot of people who are quite talented, but the stories. They are getting me. Like, every time. I mean seriously, I’m about to burst into tears every time someone tells their story. I can’t even.

I might have to stop watching. All the tears!

Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a white cake stand
Overhead view of Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a white cake stand

Fortunately, these cookie cups are not tear inducing. Unless you cry when a dessert is just that good. It’s totally possible.

These cookie cups are a moist and chewy chocolate cookie cup that’s filled with a no bake strawberry cheesecake. It’s a yummy flavor combo that makes me think of chocolate covered strawberries and is perfect for Valentine’s day.

Cookie cups really are quite easy to make. Just make the cookie dough and bake it in a cupcake pan. I make balls of about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough each and press them into the greased pan. I spread them up the sides of the cups a bit too. They’ll puff up a little when they bake, but I use the underside of a measuring tablespoon to press down a nice lithe dome into the cookie to form a nice cup when they come out of the oven.

The cheesecake is of course no bake. It’s just a matter of mixing a few basic ingredients together and piping them into the cooled cookie up. Easy peasy.

Top these babies with a strawberry and you’ve got quite the presentation. And hey, it’s fresh fruit on top which totally makes these a healthy treat, right? 😉

Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a plate and a cake stand

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Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups on a plate

Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 Cookie Cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups are super fun, easy to make and beautiful! They’re great for sharing or enjoying as an individual treat.



  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp strawberry puree


1. Coat cupcake pan with non stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugar together for 5-7 minutes, until light and fluffy.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.
5. Makes balls of about 2 tbsp of dough. Press cookie dough in bottom and about 1/3-1/2 way up the sides of each cupcake cup, forming a cup shape.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling. The centers should fall a bit while cooling, but if the centers aren’t cupped enough to add filling, use the underside of a measuring tablespoon to press the center down a bit.
8. Once cookie have cooled, make the cheesecake filling. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar. Add the strawberry puree a tablespoon at a time until you have the right consistency and flavor, mixing until smooth between each addition.
9. Pipe the cheesecake filling into the cookie cups and top with a fresh strawberry. Cookie cups should be refrigerated until served.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups - easy to make, delicious and a great treat for Valentine's Day!

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  1. Teresa

    I would like to try these and possibly take to work. Can they sit out for awhile at room temperature in the break room or would they have to be refrigerated?

    1. Joby Parker

      Can you fill and refrigerate these overnight and place the strawberries on the next morning?

  2. Amber

    What about dehydrated strawberries blended into a powder and folded into the cream cheese mixture as an alternative to puree. It might solve the case of runny filling.

  3. Georgiann moser

    I tried this recipe as stated above. The Chesapeake part was runny. Should the cornstarch be in the cheesecake part instead of the cookie cups part?

    1. Lindsay

      No, the cornstarch is in the correct place. It sounds like too much liquid (strawberry puree) was added to the cheesecake mixture. You have to be careful of that so that the consistency stays firm enough.

  4. Chenden Saloff

    One thing I like about strawberry is that they look so mellon even before you eat them. Looking at these pictures alone is enough to get my tasty buds tingling. I’ll prepare these myself if I have get the time! Thank you for taking the time to put these together…

      1. Joby Parker

        I used a mini cupcake form to some get more servings. I also used less dough. It’s better to use the regular cupcake like it says. The little ones get hard around the top.

  5. Caitlin

    Hi! I was wondering if these can be made in advance and frozen? I am looking to make them for a wedding the 2nd week of June and want to start baking now. Do you have any suggestions on how to do this? Obviously leave off the fresh fruit 🙂

    1. Lindsay

      No it shouldn’t be runny. It sounds like maybe there is a bit more strawberry puree than needed. Refrigeration should help firm it up though. If you make them again, just add the puree a bit at a time to make sure the filling doesn’t get too thin.

  6. Lea Harrison

    strawberry + cream cheese + chocolate = all of my favorite <3 Thanks for sharing! Gotta try this recipe at home.

  7. Lorraine

    Do you make the strawberry free from scratch, or can it be purchased?  These look wonderful and I would love to make them very soon!!  Thank you 🙂

  8. hanieh jahangiri

    can you please let me know what kind of baking form did you use for it ? a picture or a link would be great 

  9. Jennifer

    I’m actually in the middle making these and there  no way to roll my dough into a ball. it is thick but too wet or something. Help!

  10. Beth @ bethcakes

    How cute are these little cookie cups! Strawberry cheesecake filling sounds like something I could eat by the spoonful. I’m with you on AI, though! I stopped watching for a bit, but there have been some pretty talented people so far. Might have to keep watching!

  11. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    These cookie cups are so pretty! Love the strawberry cheesecake filling! I would be one happy lady if I got these for Valentine’s!

  12. Mir

    I stopped watching Idol after the J. Lo years began (not because of her, just because I was tired of it), but now maybe I have to start again! I got into the Voice, too, but it’s been a while for that as well. Time to go back to Ryan Seacrest!
    These look great, Lindsay!

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