Pecan Cheesecake Cookies

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by breezermom

Cheesecake in a Cookie! Yum! From the Ocean County Girl Scout Council. Prep time does not include chilling time. Cook time is per cookie sheet.

Top Review by alligirl

I agree with Annacia; these cookies definitely deserve a LOOK! They were wonderful! My recipe made 25, I think, but that was gracious plenty for us. I think chilling the dough before scooping would be a bit helpful, but they worked great, as written. I used strawberry jam and cherry preserves...YUM! Thanks again, for these great cookies, breezermom!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the egg yolk, lemon rind, and vanilla, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer.
  2. Combine the flour sugar, and salt; add to the creamed mixture, beating well. Cover and chill thoroughly.
  3. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls.
  4. Beat the egg white until foamy. Dip each ball of dough into the egg white; roll in the chopped pecans.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper for easy clean up). Press your thumb into each ball of dough, leaving an indention.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and fill each cookie with jam. Let cool completely.

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