These Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Cookie Cups are like their own little gift basket of goodness. Every single cheesecake bite is filled with creamy cheesecake and fresh berries! You’ll love these mini cheesecake desserts!
I love a good dessert with a surprise hidden in the middle. There’s nothing quite like biting into a delicious treat and discovering extra goodness just waiting in the middle. Best of all, these mini bite-sized cookie cheesecake cups are loaded with a fresh fruit taste that provides the perfect balance of sweetness.
With the combination of a sugar cookie crust and a creamy inside filling, you just can’t go wrong with these delicious desserts!
I’ve been making these for years because they’re a nice treat that isn’t overly sweet. And while sometimes I like the level of sweetness that makes your mouth pucker with happiness, other times, I don’t.
In those times, I bake sugar cookie cheesecake cups.
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Cups
The best part about making these mini cheesecake desserts is that they’re really quite simple to make. They’re great for holidays, parties, and just when you want to have a sweet snack at home.
When making these cookie cups, the main thing you need to remember is you need to be certain that the cookies are baked all the way through. This is super important to pay attention to so you don’t have a raw cookie bottom to these mini cheesecake cups.
How to tell if your sugar cookies are done baking
Sugar cookies can be a bit of a pain sometimes to see if they’re done baking in the oven. The easiest way to know if they’re done is to watch them, smell them, and pay attention to the timer.
Since you’re not adding in the filling until after they’ve baked, you should be able to keep a close eye and understand if they’re done baking or not.
Ingredients needed to make Mini Cheesecake Bites
- Baking soda
- Cream cheese
These ingredients are what you’ll need to make the sugar cookie crusts as well as the creamy cheesecake filling. Make certain to scroll down to the bottom to get the exact measurements and directions needed for this post.
Topping Ideas for Sugar Cookie Cheesecake
The topping ideas can be endless for this mini cheesecake desserts recipe! I’m a fan of berries, but you don’t have to think about just adding fruit. Some fun topping ideas include:
- Fresh berries
- Chocolate chips
- Whipped cream
- Sliced almonds
- Crushed pecans/walnuts/pecans
- Hot fudge/caramel
- Shredded Coconut
Plus anything else that you want to add on to these sugar cookie cheesecake cups. I know that kids really like to add on sprinkles to give it fun colors and a fun look, too!
Tips for Making These Fruit Cheesecake Bites
Since I’ve been making these sugar cookie cheesecake cups for years, there are a few things to keep in mind.
You’re going to want to be certain that you let the sugar cookie crust cool all the way before you even try and add in the filling. If you rush it, your cheesecake isn’t going to set properly and it’s going to become a runny mess.
Don’t forget to put these in the fridge to chill once you’re done with them, too. They’ll want to be served cold and this will also give them a little bit of time to firm up nicely also.
Can you freezer these sugar cookie cups once baked?
You can but here’s the deal. You’re not going to want to freeze them with any of the cheesecake filling in them. If you’re going to freeze them, freeze them empty and then make the cheesecake filling fresh once you’re ready to fill them.
This is a simple way to make certain that they have the best texture and taste possible.
Ways to Vary up this Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Recipe
Even though I’m a huge fan of making sugar cookies and using them for this recipe, you can easily use any type of cookie recipe to make this happen.
One of the biggest things to keep in mind is that you’re going to want to store these cheesecake bites in a way that keeps them fresh and delicious.
Since you’re putting a wet filling onto a dry cookie, you’re going to notice that the crust of these cookie bites tends to get a bit soggy after a few days and there really isn’t anything that you can do about that.
I would recommend putting them in an airtight container and storing them in the fridge. This will keep them nice and cool and help to keep the middle filling set longer which will keep the cookie crust crispier longer, too.
Are you excited and ready to make your very own Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Cups? I can’t wait to hear what you think?
More Cheesecake Recipes
- Easy Lemon Cheesecake Recipe
- Eggnog No Bake Cheesecake
- Lemon Bar Cheesecake
- Best Strawberry Cheesecake Fudge
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
- Ultimate Easy Baked Homemade Cheesecake
Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Cups
- muffin pan
Sugar Cookie Cups
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 12 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Toppings of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 12 hole muffin pan with cooking spray, set aside.
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Cream butter and sugar together until creamy.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch.
- Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined.
- Dough will be very thick.
- Make balls of about 1/4 cup of dough.
- Press cookie dough in bottom and about 1/2 way up the sides of each muffin tin, forming a cup shape.Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cups lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool about 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling. If the centers have puffed up too much then use the end of a wooden spoon, glass, or the bottom of a spoon to press the center down. Allow to cool completely before filling.
- Beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.
- Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla until well combined.
- Place filling in a large resealable bag. Cut a small piece of the corner off and pipe the filling into the cups. (You can also spoon it in.)
- Finish off with toppings of your choice.
- Chill, covered, until ready to serve and enjoy every bite!