Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cheesecake Cookies

These were so cute that I had to make them. They look like the belong at a picnic don't they ? And....they fit perfectly in your mouth :) They are addicting!
3 1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar
2 lg eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c graham cracker crumbs
2 cans cherry or blueberry pie filling
Combine sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl - set aside. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until smooth and creamy - about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the flour mix and mix until combined. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or more until dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 350º. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Pour graham cracker crumbs into a shallow bowl.
Take cookie dough out of fridge and roll into 1 1/2" balls, then roll balls into graham crumbs. Place each ball on prepared baking sheet about 2" apart. Using a Tbsp measure, make an indention in center of each ball. Place 3 cherries or 3 blueberries in center of each cookie.
Bake until golden brown around edges - about 12-14 minutes. Cool on sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
This makes a lot of cookies - I rolled half of dough and rolled in crumbs then put in freezer for quick cookies another day :)
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10 comments:

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yum, you had me at cheesecake!

Lisa said...

I have been looking for this recipe for forever and am so glad I finally found it here. I love these cookies and can't wait to be able to make them again.

Erin said...

Your cookies look and sound amazing!!! On my to do list for sure!

Winnie said...

These are really cute-looking
and I have not doubt they're delicious as well

Slice of Southern said...

These look amazingly good! I'm having a linky party called Southern Sundays and would love for you to come by and link these up. www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com

hope to see you there!

Cherished Handmade Treasures said...

Mmm...cheesecake and cookies! I'm pinning these to my Cookie Jar board. And I would love for you to come by and link up this project at the Creative Corner Hop. The linky party starts on Monday and stays open all week.

Sandy
Cherished Handmade Treasures

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These look scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-25-butterfinger-cake.html

Me And My Sweets said...

Hi,

I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

The last day for the May link up is the 31st.

http://meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

XXX
Johanna

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