These Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies are soft, chewy & stuffed with sweet cream cheese! They are my family’s favorite cookie recipe ever.
They are very impressive looking & deceptively easy!
They are always one of the first cookies to fly off the cookie platter
and one of the first sold at any bake sale!
They’re thumbprint style cookies, which are always my favorite because I love filling of any kind in my cookies!
With a sweet cream cheese (cheesecake-like) filling in the centers,
they are over the top incredible!
They hold up beautifully & the filling won’t fall out!
These cookies are great for the Holidays or even Valentines day!
These gorgeous red cookies are the perfect consistency of soft yet chewy and totally packed with incredible red velvet flavor!
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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies
- 1 C Unsalted Sweet cream butter, softened
- 1/2 C light brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 C flour
- 4 tsp red-red food coloring
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 C holiday sanding sugar
- Cream Cheese filling
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 300 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Gradually mix in the flour, food coloring, and cocoa powder until soft dough forms.
- Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some dough into your hands and roll into a ball
- Pour the sanding sugar into a bowl
- Roll the dough ball into the sanding sugar and set aside onto the cookie sheet
- Repeat steps for about 11 more cookies
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the cookies are baking, using an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth.
- After the first 10 minutes of baking, use the back of a round teaspoon to create an indentation in the cookies.
- Spoon a teaspoon of the cheesecake filling into each indentation.
- Bake for an additional 12 minutes, until filling is set.
- Let cool completely before enjoying!