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Creamy Thumbprint Cherry Cheesecake Cookie

This Creamy Thumbprint Cherry Cheesecake Cookie recipe uses raspberry, blueberry, strawberry or cherry and is coated in graham cracker crumbs.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cherry, chocolate, cookies

Equipment

  • rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 can (12 oz) cherry pie filling

Instructions

  • Melt butter in microwave safe dish add sugar, vanilla, cream cheese, and combine.
  • Add one egg yolk and stir until thoroughly mixed together.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir until a creamy, soft dough forms.
  • Place graham crackers in resealable bag and smash with rolling pin, until you get crumbs.
  • Roll dough in 2 inch balls, coat in graham cracker crumbs, place on cookie sheet. Press the center of the cookie with your thumb and make an impression. Open a can of cherry pie filling, spoon two cherries into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until cherry filling is bubbly.
  • Place on rack to cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy every bite!