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Easy Cherry Cheesecake Cups

This simple recipe is just what you need for dessert. You could serve these Cherry Cheesecake Cups at the office, after a dinner party, or bring along to a picnic. Your people are sure to love them!

Cherry Cheesecake Cups @ aStorybookDay.com

My girls love to help bake in the kitchen and this is a perfect recipe to let your older kids help with – or even make on their own!

The cookie crust makes these Cherry Cheesecake Cups extra special – and if you use store-bought cookie dough this recipe will be super quick to put together. Of course, there’s nothing like homemade, so if you have the time and the energy, you can use my from-scratch Sugar Cookie Recipe below.

Cherry Cheesecake Cups

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 package sugar cookie dough *or use from-scratch recipe
  • 1-8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup whipped cream topping
  • cup cherry pie filling
  • Chocolate sprinkles, optional garnish

Easy Cherry Cheesecake Cups

Cherry Cheesecake Cups @ aStorybookDay.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package sugar cookie dough *or use from-scratch recipe below
  • 1-8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipped cream topping
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • Chocolate sprinkles, optional garnish

Instructions

1. Grease a muffin or tart tin and press 1-2 Tablespoons of cookie dough into each indentation and press to shape into a cup shape (along the bottom and sides of the indentation).

2. When each muffin tin is full, bake the cookie cups for 8-12 minutes (will vary depending on the size of your tin).

3. Allow the cookie cups to cool in the muffin tray before removing.

4. For the cream cheese filling, mix together the vanilla, cream cheese and whipped cream until fully combined, be careful not to overmix.

5. Spoon 1-2 Tablespoons of the cream cheese filling into the cookie cups and top with 1 Tablespoon of the cherry pie filling.

6. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

From Scratch Sugar Cookie Crust

From Scratch Sugar Cookie Crust @ aStorybookDay.com
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
    2. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
    3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder and then slowly add it to the sugar-butter mixture.
    4. Once all of the flour is incorporated into the dough, form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.
    5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before shaping into cookie cups (recipe above).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 4g