Cherry-Almond Cheesecake Cookie Cups

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

Need a fairly quick dessert? This is the one! Dress up these cheesecake cookie cups using silver or gold foil liners for the holidays.

Top Review by TnuSami

Decadently delicious and easy, too!! I used Nestle Tollhouse cookies, & they come in squares rather than in a roll, and there are 24 to a pack. They are thicker, so I baked them for a full 20 minutes in the first step, and also an additional 5 in the second (cream cheese) step. Since I had 24 cookies, I made two batches. I loved the chocolate/cream cheese flavors so much, that I melted 2 oz. of chocolate chips & 1/4 cup cream together and drizzled it over the tops of the second batch instead of the cherries. Both were tasty! I made these as a thank you for some people and later overheard someone say they were "a taste of heaven", so they were a big hit, I think! :) Thank you so much, DiB's!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Place 1 round of cookie dough in each lined cup.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile beat cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, egg and almond extract in a medum bowl until smooth.
  6. Pour 3 T.
  7. cream cheese mixture over each cookie in a cup.
  8. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until set.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Top with cherry pie filling and sprinkle with blanched almonds.
  11. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  12. Garnish with chocolate curls.

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