Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies are just as good as they sound – melt in your mouth cookies, with a generous dab of raspberry cheesecake in the center, you’ll constantly want “just one more”.
Learn how to make these delicious Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies from scratch, it’s a pretty easy process, and very simple variation on your standard raspberry thumbprint cookies. The second batch you make will be perfect to share with friends and family alike. (You’ll like eat the first batch all by yourself. And that’s okay.)
What are raspberry cheesecake cookies
This variation on a thumbprint cookie uses a delicious brown sugar cookie, creates a small well in the center of the cookie that’s filled with cheesecake filling and fresh raspberries. And yes, it’s as good as it sounds.
This raspberry cheesecake cookie recipe has been (barely) adapted from Maddy Goldberg’s original recipe (available on her Instagram: @maddygoldberg).
There are no special or fancy ingredients required for this recipe – just exactly what you’d expect for raspberry cheesecake cookies with fresh raspberries:
For the cookie
- Brown sugar
- White sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
For the cheesecake
- Cream cheese
- White sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Sour cream
- Whipping cream
How to make Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies
Making these cookies is a pretty easy process consisting of three major things:
- Preparing the cookie dough
- Preparing the cheesecake filling
- Assembling and baking the cookies
The batter for these raspberry cheesecake cookies actually comes together quite easily, but make sure not to skip the (very short!) chill step. Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours. The amount the cookies will ‘spread’ while baking will be dependent on how long you chill for – so do keep that in mind as well!
Creating a variation of a thumbprint cookie like this is pretty easy to. The simplest thing to do is to swap the raspberry topping for something like:
- Strawberries slices
- Crushed Graham crackers
Or if you like the fruity topping, you can swap out the cheesecake filling with another filling, such as:
- Melted chocolate
Honestly, the sky is the limit!
How to store cheesecake cookies
These cookies will keep in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.
Can you freeze cheesecake cookies
The assembled cookie doesn’t thaw very well. However, you can prepare and freeze the cookie dough for up to one month in advance. Make sure to allow it to thaw before trying to work with it, and baking. It’s best to make the cheesecake and fruit filling fresh.
More cookie recipes
Looking for more cookie recipes? I got you, bestie:
- Triple Chocolate Meringue Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lemon Raspberry Madeleines (technically not a cookie…but a lot of people consider them one!)
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A handheld electric mixer is useful – while you can beat and mix the cookie dough and cheesecake batter by hand, it’s much easier to use a mixer. And yes, a simple handheld mixer like this one should suffice for most similar thumbprint cookie recipes!
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And that’s it! What did you think of these Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies? Let me know in the comments below.Print