little cheesecake cookies

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Lynda Ann Haight
from Niagara Falls, NY

My Husband Bill is a Cheesecake lover, and I love this recipe because it's so easy and delicious! Fun little bites...great for Company too!

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For little cheesecake cookies

  • 1 1/4 c
    finely crushed graham crackers (1 sleeve)
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powderr
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
    egg, seperated
  • 2 tsp
    orange or lemon zest (love the orange myself)
  • 3 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make little cheesecake cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush sleeve of graham crackers. (I use my mini food processor). Put the crushed grahams in a large bowl, and add the flour and baking powder.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    In a seperate medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, orange/lemon zest and vanilla until well combined. Set aside. If you haven't already...wash your hands as you will need to use your thumb/fingers to complete the next step.
  • 4
    Place a cupcake liner in each of the 12 circles in your cupcake tray. Now, scoop a level, 1/4 cup of the graham cracker crumb mixture into your 1/4 cup measure...then use your thumb to pack the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the measure, and use your thumb again to put a circular indentation into the center of each. Now...turn the cup upside down, and tap...tap...tap it several times to release the graham cracker circle. (This could take about 6-8 be patient). Once released, place the little graham circle (right side up) in the center of the cupcake liner.
  • 5
    Lastly, use a spoon and spread some of the cream cheese mixture evenly into each one, and bake. NOTE: Once the little guys are done...let them cool off before eating! No sense in burning the roof of your there? LOL!

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