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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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