Thursday, November 3, 2011

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies--Week #6 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

You read that right: Strawberry. Cheesecake. Cookies.

I have discovered the food of the gods!  (You can thank me by clicking that little "donation" button over there-----> and giving me all your worldly wealth.  This recipe is worth it!)

I'll say it again: Strawberry.  Cheesecake.  Cookies.

Tiny, little bites of cheesecake flavor, in a portable, hand-held pick-up-able form.

Strawberry.  Cheesecake.  Cookies.

These definitely should grace your holiday dessert table or are worthy of being given as a gift for your cooking challenged friends and family.


Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup finely ground whole wheat flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
strawberry jam

Cream butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt until fluffy.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar and flour.  Chill for 2 hours.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Roll dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.  Roll balls in graham cracker crumbs and place on an ungreased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.  Use your thumb to make an indentation in each cookie.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Fill each cookie's indentation with a dollop of strawberry jam.  Let cool before removing from baking sheet.

Here's what others are baking for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies (I can't believe it is half over already):


  1. Wow! These look delicious and are perfectly gorgeous for a Christmas cookie tray!

  2. Strawberry + Cheesecake cookies?! AMAZING! I want some right now! I definitely need to add them to my holiday baking list!

  3. Strawberry Cheesecake in a cookie? You're a genius! What a great idea!