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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies need to be on your table for the holidays. Let the cookie baking begin!
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies have all the flavors of traditional cheesecake – in cookie form. They’ll be a new holiday favorite for years to come!

This post is sponsored on behalf of Glad and Walmart. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible. All opinions are my own.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – cookie season! I wait all year for these days. The days spent baking up dozens and dozens of holiday favorites that have been in my family for generations. It’s even sweeter now, with Elle able to help Mama out.

She and I were at Walmart the other day, picking up some baking essentials, while I had a huuuuge craving for cherry cheesecake. But we were right next to a bunch of cookie-baking supplies, and it struck me. Cherry Cheesecake COOKIES.

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are your favorite cheesecake in one bite. Totally addictive.

I immediately grabbed everything I thought I might need (and then some) right there in Walmart, and we headed home to whip these delicious cookies right up. Well, after we unloaded the car with all the awesome Christmas decorations I picked up, as well as all our other groceries. I might have a Christmas decoration-purchasing problem, and Walmart is facilitating that with all their holiday favorites.

You guys know that my family adores cheesecake. We have it for birthdays instead of regular cake, and it’s always on our holiday tables. From salted caramel cheesecake to lemon cheesecake, my family has a cheesecake for just about every occasion. And I just topped them all with a cookie.

These sweet little bites are so easy, I can’t believe I haven’t made them before now. And the ingredients are pretty basic, so you might just have everything on hand already!

You’ll grab graham crackers, cream cheese (boy, we go through a ridiculous amount of cream cheese around here!), butter, sugar, and the usual cheesecake necessities like eggs and vanilla extract.

Basically all you’ve got to do is whip up the cookie dough and cheesecake filling separately. Then, mold the cookie dough into a bowl-like shape, with a little indentation. Spoon or pipe the cheesecake filling into each little indentation, and bake ’em up.

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are reminiscent of the best New York cheesecake you've every had. And now you don't have to leave your kitchen.

Once they’re baked, you’ll top each one with some cherry pie filling (because what’s cheesecake with out cherries?!), and there you have it. The perfect little treats for gifting to all your loved ones this holiday season.

If you’re not a fan of cherry pie filling, you can top these cheesecake cookies with just about anything. From homemade salted caramel sauce and microwave lemon curd to a drizzle of chocolate ganache. Any way you top ’em, they’re sure to become a holiday tradition for years to come!

Don’t forget to pick up those lovely Gladware containers while you’re at the store getting the rest of your ingredients – they’re the BEST thing for gifting cookies, because they keep all your baked goods fresh, and they’re economical enough you don’t have to worry about getting them back. But still re-usable, which to me, makes it a double gift. Cookies and food storage – that makes this food blogger happy. I can always use more food storage containers. Just be sure top your cookies with your favorite topping just before serving.

Let’s kick off the cookie-baking season with a bang, you guys. Start with these Cherry Cheesecake Cookies and maybe a batch of chocolate chip biscotti.You won’t regret it.


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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

By: Jamie
4.41 from 245 ratings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 32 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Cherry Cheesecake Cookies have all the flavors of traditional cheesecake – in cookie form. They’ll be a new holiday favorite for years to come!


  • 1 ¼ cups finely crushed graham crackers about 1 sleeve
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • homemade cherry pie filling


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder.
  • In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes. Add the egg white and beat until well combined.
  • Stir graham cracker mixture into butter mixture until just combined.
  • In another medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and granulated sugar until combined. Add in egg yolk and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons), scoop out the cookie dough and place on prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly, pressing your thumb or a round measuring teaspoon into the center of the ball to create a small bowl shape. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Spoon or pipe the cream cheese mixture into the indents of the cookies.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until the filling is barely set and the cookies are lightly golden.
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing them and cooling completely on a wire rack.
  • Spoon cherry pie filling onto cooled cookies just before serving.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 119mg, Potassium: 84mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 448IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies have all the flavors of traditional cheesecake - in cookie form. They're sure to become a new favorite!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad & Hidden Valley Ranch. The opinions and text are all mine.


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  1. Aurelia says:

    I’d like to use some cinnamon into the cookie batter, if I do will it mess up the cookie in anyway? 

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! Adding cinnamon should not mess up the cooking dough as long as it is a small amount (1 teaspoon or less). Hope this helps!

  2. Carissa says:

    I’m just wondering the best way to store these cookies? Do they need to be refrigerated?

    1. Carissa says:

      Nevermind, I found the answer in older comments!

  3. Kay says:

    Do these cookies freeze up ok?

  4. Cher says:

    Can you use blueberry pie filling >?

    1. Jamie says:

      Sure can!

  5. Belinda Pace says:

    I like pineapple in my cheesecake, so I think I’ll make various toppings…pineapple, cherry, strawberry, blueberry, banana, chocolate whatever else I can think of.

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Belinda! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  6. Brandy Woodward says:

    Make these all the time and some times even use strawberries they are awesome.Whole family approved.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoy the cookies, Brandy! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  7. Carrian says:

    These cookies are so beautiful! And perfect for Valentine’s Day…or any day for that matter!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Carrian! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  8. Kelly says:

    These were fantastic!  Made 3 batches and everyone kept asking for more!!!   Thanks for this delicious addition!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the cookies, Kelly! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  9. Miranda says:

    2nd year in a row making these cookies. They are my favorite holiday cookie to make! Everyone loves them.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoy the cookies, Miranda! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  10. Judy says:

    Can you make these ahead or freeze any part of them?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I haven’t attempted making this recipe ahead, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I’d love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.