Tuesday Treats: New York Cheesecake Cookies

I saw the picture and my tummy went YUM! Haven’t tried them yet but I’m going to. With only 12 cookies, they won’t stick around very long so the temptation will be over in a hurry. 😆

New York Cheesecake Cookies
Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Ready to eat in 35 min
Serves 12


1 1⁄4 cup graham crackers, finely crushed (1 sleeve)
1 cup flour
1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, separated
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter with the brown sugar using an electric hand mixer. Add the egg white and beat until well combined. Add to the graham cracker crumbs and blend until just combined.

In a separate medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese with the granulated sugar, egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and place on a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. (If you do not have an ice scoop, then measure out the dough into scoops of about 2 tablespoons.) Flatten slightly, pressing your thumb in the center of the ball to create a small bowl shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. Spoon the cream cheese into the indents in the cookies.

Bake until the filling is barely set and the cookies are lightly golden, 12 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing them and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Recipe originally inspired by Food Network with 4-star rating and 20 reviews. (According to the website where I found this one. CLICK HERE for the whole story.) These make me want to grab a cup of coffee and a good book. I think I’ll read NIGHT FIRE, because I suspect Smoke might just wolf down the whole batch. 😉

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: New York Cheesecake Cookies

  1. You know why it only makes 12 cookies? Because they’re only using 3oz of cream cheese. Bastards. Where the heck do you get a 3oz pkg of cream cheese. 8oz isn’t even divisible by 3. Why do they even create recipes that don’t adhere to standard package size? Argh. I guess other people have like scales and stuff to measure out 3oz. I’m a lazy cook. I’d double the recipe and use the whole 8oz. Leftover cream cheese filling? No problemo. Hehe.

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