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!
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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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!Print
- Prep Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 9
- Total Time: 3 hours 34 minutes
- Yield: 36 Mini Cookie Cups
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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.
- 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp milk
- 15.25 oz box strawberry cake mix
- 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Graham cracker crumbs, optional
WHILE THE COOKIES COOL, MAKE THE CHEESECAKE FILLING:
- Serving Size: 1 Cookie Cup
- Calories: 147
- Sugar: 12.1 g
- Sodium: 149.3 mg
- Fat: 8.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 17.4 g
- Protein: 1.3 g
- Cholesterol: 24.9 mg
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More Valentine’s Day Desserts You Might Like:
Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow
Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
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These mini strawberry cheesecake cookies look pretty in the picture but this recipe is terrible. Great idea though.
These look so delicious and I just wanted to know if the cream cheese and butter should be softened or room temperature
Yes, they should be room temperature.
Is an electric mixer or stand mixer better for this recipe
Both work fine for this.
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!
Yes, any cake mix should work.
Would like to know if these can be frozen after they are made.
They should be fine frozen in a sealed container for a week or so.
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.
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, you can make the filling and let them sit overnight, just be sure to cover and refrigerate them.
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.
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?
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.
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!
Awesome Helen! I’m so glad you found the site! Thank you! 🙂
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I just found your blog, and I am absolutely in love! These look so cute and delicious.
Thank you so much Holly! 🙂