These Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are tender, sweet cookies that are made with a doctored-up refrigerated cookie dough base and tart cherry pie filling! Ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes!
Pop one of these Cherry Cheesecake Cookies into your mouth and prepare to be amazed! They have a soft sugar cookie base that’s topped with cherry filling, turning everything you love about cheesecake into a cookie!
While these cookies are great to enjoy any time of the year I especially love making them for special occasions! Specifically when celebrating a wife-to-be, a new mom, or even sending in a tray of them to my kid’s class Valentine’s Day Party!
Since they’re made with only 5 ingredients in under 30 minutes you can even make them last minute! Proving that even procrastinators can deliver a delicious dessert to share!
Why This Recipe Works!
- Large Batch! This recipe provides about two dozen Cherry Cookies! This means there’s plenty to tuck away at home while also sharing with friends and family!
- Homemade Or Store Bought! Choose between homemade filling or storebought! I personally like the ease of grabbing a can of cherry pie filling at the grocery store!
- Easy To Make! Only 15 minutes or less of hands-on time is needed! Simply beat the cookie ingredients together, roll them into balls, coat them with sugar, and then bake. Afterward, just spoon the filling onto the cookies!
- Swap Out The Filling Flavor! Try cheesecake cookie variations by swapping out the cherry filling with blueberry! Or any fruit filling of your choice!
For an easy treat that comes together in no time look no further than this Cherry Cheesecake Cookies Recipe! Simply begin by grabbing a package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough from the grocery store.
The brand doesn’t matter, but try to grab one that’s 16oz. The cookie dough is then added to a bowl to be combined with whipped cream cheese and all-purpose flour.
Afterward, the completed cookie dough will be rolled into balls and then coated in granulated sugar. This simple step adds a touch of sweetness while also giving the cookies a slight crust.
Once the cookies have been baked you’ll add the ‘thumbprint’ and fill the wells with cherry pie filling! Here you can choose between grabbing a can of cherry filling or making your own homemade filling.
How To Make Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies
- Beat the cookie dough, cream cheese, and flour together until fully combined.
- Portion out the dough with a small cookie scoop.
- Roll the cookie dough into balls using your hands.
- Coat each cookie dough ball in granulated sugar. Then place them on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the cookies until the edges are set. Then, remove the cookies and gently press the back of a teaspoon into the center of each cookie.
- Cool the cookies completely on a wire rack.
- Scoop cherry pie filling into each well. Serve and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Should I Store These Cherry Cookies?
Store the cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. I enjoy them the most within the first two days! After that, the cookies become a bit crumbly.
Can I Make These Thumbprint Cookies Bigger?
You can! Depending on how much larger you make them, you’ll want to increase the baking time by a few minutes. I’d recommend keeping a close eye on them as they bake.
You’ll also want to make the wells in the cookies a bit larger than a teaspoon.
Why Do I Need To Add Flour To The Refrigerated Cookie Dough?
The additional flour causes the cookies to fluff up when baking. This allows them to be thumbprint-style cookies! Which is exactly what we need to be able to top them with cherry filling.
It’s amazing how delicious these Cherry Cheesecake Cookies are when they take just less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish! Whip up another 30-minute or less cookie recipe that you’ll enjoy as much as these ones!
- Brownie Cookies – Loaded with chocolate chips and made from an adapted brownie box mix!
- Peanut Butter Cookies – Uses pantry staple ingredients to deliver the perfect salty and sweet treat!
- No Bake Cookies – Delicious oat-based cookies that have just 7 ingredients!
- Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – This recipe serves a crowd by producing three dozen chewy cookies!
- Circus Animal Sugar Cookies – Refrigerated cookie dough combined with chopped animal circus cookies, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles!
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Cherry Cheesecake Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the cookie dough, cream cheese, and flour until fully combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Use a small cookie scoop (4 teaspoons) to portion out the dough and lightly roll it into balls with your hands.
- Roll the dough balls in granulated sugar and place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are set.
- Remove from the oven and gently press the back of a round teaspoon into the center of each to create a well. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Use the teaspoon to scoop cherry pie filling into the well, about 1 cherry in each cookie.
- Regular cream cheese can be used in this recipe, however, you want to make sure it’s softened and the cookies may take an additional couple of minutes to bake.