June 11, 2011

Cheesecake Cookies

A soft cookie rolled in graham cracker crumbs filled with a light lemony cheesecake, can I just say yum!!!

I had one package of graham crackers leftover from these S'mores Cookies and some lemons leftover from this Olive Garden Lemon Cream Cake, so there wasn't a better time to make these cookies.  

I tasted these cookies the night I made them, and to be honest, they didn't impress me.  However, I put them in an air-tight container and refrigerated overnight and tasted one the next day and they were YUMMY!  I sent some home with my friend and her family loved them too!  
Cheesecake Cookies
adapted from: April W.

Cookie:
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 Tbl. fresh lemon juice
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs


Filling:
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 egg yolk
1 Tbl. milk
2 Tbl. sugar

For the cookies: Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugar.  Add the egg, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and mix into the creamed mixture.  Combine thoroughly.  Chill dough for one hour.  To make the filling:  Combine cream cheese, lemon zest, egg yolk, milk and sugar; beat until smooth and creamy.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  When dough is chilled, roll into small balls.  Roll balls in graham cracker crumbs and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Indent the top of the cookies using your clean thumb.  Fill cookies with about 1/2 tsp. or so of the filling.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  Yield: about 3 dozen cookies.    

26 comments:

  1. I love cookies, and my husband loves cheesecake! I think this may finally be a dessert we can agree upon!

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  2. Those look delicious! Aimee

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  3. Sometimes things just need time to get the flavors together. Glad they were better the next day

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  4. New follower here! These look so yummy! I want to make them, but my only problem is that they don't sell graham crackers herein South Africa! Oh Well! I hope you can check out my blog at http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  5. Oh, I love this idea! Now, I'm sad that I just threw away the perfect amount of graham crackers. I could have made these. I had all of the ingredients. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  6. These look so tasty, I can't wait to try them! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  7. YUMMY!!! Cheesecake...and lemon...what could be better than that? Lovin' your blog!!!

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  8. Yum these look amazing! I'll have to try these soon - thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh MY do these look incredibly good!

    Stop by my blog when you have a chance--you've been featured! :)

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  10. wow, I like cheesecake and cream cheese is one of my favorite ingredients. I will definitely try this great snack for my kids.

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  12. I just found your blog and I love it I want to eat everything on here lol. Yummy

    Check out my food blog.
    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  13. These look great! definitely adding to my "to make" list!

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  14. Your blog is adorable! Thank for your comment on mine. I'll add yours to my list! Very cute.

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  15. I love cheesecakd and cookies, so this sounds like the perfect recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  16. Cheesecake AND cookies, YUM! I'd love for you to share this recipe on my summer dessert link party at Cajun Sugar Pie!

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  17. Your cheesecake cookies look scrumptious! Would love for you to stop by and share it at the Tuesday To Do Party! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-to-do-14-and-13-list-makers.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  18. Anytime you attach cheesecake to anything I'm IN! This a GREAT recipe. I'm having my first link party starting tonight at midnight. Cast Party Wednesday. Would you mind sharing this recipe with the party? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/

    Thanks,
    Hope to see you there!

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  19. nuh ugh! Get out of here--my 2 favs together? Stop it! FEED ME.

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  20. thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Come back again next week http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  21. Those look so fantastic. Delish! Great picture.

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  22. Hmm.. These look so yummy!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  23. Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I shared them on my FB page today...;)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwestern-Sewing-Girl/148542325218346

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  24. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    I hope to see you there!

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  25. I am totally going to make these. Two perfect desserts in one! (Hi, from Whipperberry!)

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  26. Remarkable! I made it for my mom and she loved it thanks! She also admired the recipes that I’ve got from www.gourmandia.com and www.Everything-cake.com That I’ve made for her these sites are certainly amazing!

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