Creamy Cheesecake Cookies with Graham Cracker Coating

Indulge in the delightful fusion of cheesecake and cookies with these Creamy Cheesecake Cookies, each coated in crushed graham crackers for an extra crunch. These cookies mimic the creamy texture and tangy flavor of traditional cheesecake, transformed into a convenient, hand-held treat. Infused with vanilla and cream cheese, and topped with your choice of toppings, these cookies offer a unique dessert experience that combines the charm of cookies with the elegance of cheesecake.

Why You’ll Love This: Cheesecake lovers and cookie enthusiasts alike will adore these cookies for their creamy texture and distinct flavor. The addition of cream cheese to the dough creates a soft, rich base, while the graham cracker coating adds a delightful contrast in texture that resembles the classic cheesecake crust. Easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy, these cookies are perfect for any occasion, offering a sophisticated twist on traditional cookie recipes.

Perfect Occasion: These Cheesecake Cookies are perfect for gatherings, potlucks, and holiday celebrations, providing a unique and elegant treat that stands out from typical cookie offerings. They’re also ideal for gifting during the holidays or as a thoughtful homemade gift for friends and loved ones. Whether served at a casual get-together or as part of a more formal dessert spread, these cookies are sure to impress.

Decoration Tips: For an extra touch of flair, consider topping these cookies with a dollop of your favorite cheesecake toppings after they bake. Options include fruit preserves, fresh berries, lemon zest, or a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce. For a festive look, sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar over the cookies before serving, or add a small mint leaf to each for a pop of color and freshness.

Ingredients & Preparation:

Cookie Dough:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Crushed graham crackers


  1. Mix Dough:
    • In a large bowl, cream together butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
    • Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • Gradually add flour, baking powder, and salt, mixing just until incorporated. Chill the dough for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare for Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    • Place crushed graham crackers in a shallow dish.
  3. Form Cookies:
    • Scoop chilled dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball in crushed graham crackers to coat.
    • Place coated balls on prepared baking sheets, spacing them apart.
    • Press a small indentation in the center of each cookie using your thumb or the back of a spoon.
  4. Bake:
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
    • Allow to cool on the sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Add Toppings:
    • Once cooled, fill the indentations with your chosen toppings for an added flavor burst.

Enjoy these Creamy Cheesecake Cookies, a delightful treat that brings the best of cheesecake and cookies into one irresistible dessert!

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