Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups

These Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups are little bites of heaven! A soft and chewy strawberry cake mix cookie filled with a no-bake cheesecake filling. These mini desserts are so tasty you won’t be able to eat just one!

If you love these cookie cups then you should definitely check out my Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups and my Berry Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups too!

Four Cookie Cups with sprinkles on white paper and burlap

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Yesterday was a crazy travel day! I’m in Salt Lake City for the Build Your Blog Conference hosted by the sisters of Six Sister’s Stuff this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! Getting here was not easy though! I had a flight delayed, which was going to make me miss my connection. So I changed flights and decided to go through Philadelphia rather than Houston, TX. I figured if I was potentially going to get stranded somewhere, Philly would be best since my mom just happens to be working there this week.

I ended up with a canceled flight, then a new flight, which was then delayed, so my mom came to the airport and we had martinis while I waited. Best flight delay ever! 🙂

A bunch of little Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups on a white platter

This Cookie Cups Recipe Is Perfect For Valentine’s Day

And now that I’m in SLC I can’t wait for today to get going! It’s my first in-person blog conference and I can’t wait to meet so many of my favorite bloggers and soak it all in.

If you want to follow everything as it’s going on this weekend, be sure to follow me on instagram and/or twitter. I already posted a picture of my fabulous mom and I having martinis. #bestmomever

I meant to get this post up and ready to go before I left, but this week has just been crazy. But I couldn’t wait until next week to post this recipe! It’s so tasty and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these cookie cups are perfect! Plus, I have a couple friends waiting for the recipe. These are that good.

A Cheesecake Cookie Cup with a bite missing and more cookie cups behind it

I actually made these last week and took them to our small group Super Bowl party – because every football party needs pretty, pink cookies. Duh.

Despite their pink, non-manly color, everyone loved them. They didn’t last until half time and a number of the girls from group are already planning on making them themselves. That’s what you call a slam dunk! At least as far as a recipe goes.

Boxed Cake Mix Makes These Cookies So Easy To Make

One of the great things about these Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups is how nice and easy they are to make. They start with a strawberry cake mix – the ultimate in easy.

A close up of a Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cup with red sprinkles

These Cookie Cups Combine Two Of My Favorite Childhood Flavors

Growing up, my second favorite box cake behind funfetti was strawberry. I always paired it with cream cheese icing – yummy! That childhood fave inspired these cups, but instead of stopping at cream cheese icing, I went with an incredibly easy and delicious no-bake cheesecake filling.

What Do Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups Taste Like?

The cookies are moist and chewy and are perfectly balanced by the cheesecake. The cheesecake is just sweet enough and doesn’t overwhelm the cookie. You get the perfect amount of strawberry cookie and cheesecake in each bite!

The only thing to be careful of when making these is how much dough you put into each mini muffin. You only want to fill them about 3/4 full. Any more than that and they will overflow when baked.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups on white paper and burlap

Once they’re baked and cooled, you can spoon in, or pipe, the cheesecake filling. I put a little graham crackers crumbs and sprinkles on top, but of course that’s optional.

These cookie cups may be simple but don’t let that fool you – they are awesome! Happy baking!

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Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Recipe

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9
  • Total Time: 3 hours 34 minutes
  • Yield: 36 Mini Cookie Cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups are little bites of heaven! A soft and chewy strawberry cake mix cookie filled with a no-bake cheesecake filling.


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Ingredients

COOKIE CUPS

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 15.25 oz box strawberry cake mix

CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Graham cracker crumbs, optional

Instructions

1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Add egg and milk and mix until combined.
3. Add dry cake cake and mix thoroughly. Dough will be thick.
4. Wrap dough in clear wrap and refrigerate 3-4 hours, or overnight.
5. Grease a mini muffin tin.
6. Make balls of about 1 1/2 tsp in size and press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup. Press the center down just a bit to make a slight indention, where you’ll add the cheesecake filling later. You want each cup to only be about 3/4 full, or they will rise out of the cup when baked.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are barely golden.
8. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes. If the center doesn’t still have an indention, use the end of a wooden spoon (or something similar) to press down a bit in the center of each cookie.
8. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to cool.

WHILE THE COOKIES COOL, MAKE THE CHEESECAKE FILLING:

1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
3. Use a spoon or piping bag and tip to add cheesecake filling to the center of the cooled cookie cups.
4. Top with graham cracker crumbs or sprinkles, if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.

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Enjoy!

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40 Comments
  1. Tammy

    Tastes great, but I haven’t been able to make it work either. They rise up, then collapse… I’ve gotten wonderful chewy bottoms, but only when sides were crispy.. they aren’t cooked in 9-11…what am I doing wrong?

    1. Lindsay

      I’m not sure. It’s been a very long time since I made these. I’d have to try them out again and see. I don’t remember having an issue though.

  2. Julie

    These mini strawberry cheesecake cookies look pretty in the picture but this recipe is  terrible. Great idea though. 

  3. Madison

    These look so delicious and I just wanted to know if the  cream cheese and butter should be softened or room temperature 

  4. Stacy S.

    Goodness, these looks so tasty! Is it possible to substitute the strawberry cake mix with a different flavor? Chocolate, carrot cake, and Red velvet seem like they would be fun alternatives.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Ashley G

    I’m in the process of making my first batch of these now. I can’t wait to try them. Would it be okay if I make the cheesecake filling and let it sit overnight as well? I’ll be making more of these for my sister in law’s baby shower next week.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Sorry for the late reply. Yes, you can make the filling and let them sit overnight, just be sure to cover and refrigerate them.

      1. Ashley G

        Thank you for the update. These were a hit at the baby shower! I’ll be making them for another shower in a couple of weeks. Can I use this same recipe but switch the cake mix? I want to try red and blue velvet cake mix for my next shower.

  6. Anne

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! These look adorable and delicious! I am making them for a bridal shower this weekend. How far ahead can they be filled?

    Thank you.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      These will be perfect for a shower! It’d probably be best to fill them the day you want to serve them, just so the cheesecake filling stays fresh. However, I made them and had them in the fridge for 2-3 days and they were still delicious – the filling just firms up a little as it sits in the fridge.

  7. Helen

    I, too, just found your website and my mouth is drooling. Everything you make looks soooo delicious & scrumptious – gotta try these and some others you have posted. Many thanks for your talents and sharing. Yum! Yum!

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  9. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Love these! I’m obsessed with anything strawberry and these little cups are the perfect little treat!

  10. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    These are SO pretty!! Even though V-day is over, I would still want to make these. Strawberry is a perfect spring flavor I think!! That is awesome that you got to spend time with your mom in the midst of some flight mishaps! SLC was so much fun! I can’t wait to go back!! 🙂

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thanks Renee! I think they’re great for spring too – anytime really! I definitely had fun in SLC – so great to meet you!

  11. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    These cookie cups are just too much fun Lindsay! So glad we had the opportunity to connect at BYBC 🙂 You are just as awesome as I knew you would be. Pinned!

  12. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker

    Good for you bringing some pink to the Superbowl haha. Although, even though these are adorable and girly I’m sure you’d be hard pressed to find someone of either gender who wouldn’t enjoy them!

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