Tuesday, October 18, 2011

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

These cookies are special. They got a pass to jump to the front of the line, cutting in front of some sandwiches, risotto, an Asian stir fry, and lots of other tasty treats.

Why? Two reasons.

1) They are just that good. You must go make them now.

2) It's my birthday, and I can do what I want.

I think those are two fairly solid reasons, no?

Regardless, these are beyond easy to throw together, and I just can't come up with a good reason for you not to make them. Especially when the hubby is already telling me I need to make more -- before the first batch is even gone. Maybe if he quit eating them for breakfast they would stick around a little longer... but I digress.

Oh, and another reason:

3) It's October and these cookies are pink. Win. Now go make them for a bake sale or something (then decide you are going to keep half because they are so good).

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Adapted from: Allrecipes.com

8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
1 egg
1 (17.5 ounce) package sugar cookie mix
2/3 cup raspberry preserves (such as Polander's)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy with a mixer. Add the egg and mix until fully incorporated. Slowly mix in the cookie mix until fully combined. Stir in the raspberry preserves and white chocolate chips until mixed well throughout.

Using a size 50 cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon), drop balls of dough about 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets. Lightly flatten with the back of the scoop. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges start to turn lightly golden. Let cookies rest on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes: 30 cookies

Just trust me on these. I know they're made with a mix (and I am no fan of the sugar cookie mix by itself), but after the cream cheese and preserves are added, you can't tell at all. These cookies are true to their name. You definitely get the white chocolate, the raspberry, and the tangy cream cheese flavors. All in one little cookie. I mean, seriously, what more could you ask for?

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 36g
Amount per serving
Calories 122Calories from fat 38
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4.2g6%
Saturated Fat 2.0g10%
Trans Fat 0.6g10%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 87mg4%
Total Carbs 19.8g7%
Sugars 12.3g
Protein 1.8g
Vitamin A 2%Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1%Iron 2%


  1. Happy birthday! I am glad you decided to whip up something unique instead of the typical cake. The adds that you put into this mix sounds like a tasty combination. The other plus is that they turned out to be a lovely shade of pink. I will need to try this-thanks for sharing the recipe for your birthday treats!

  2. Happy Birthday and what delicious cookies you have given us to try!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday and these are on my list.

  4. Happy Birthday! These sound like an awesome birthday treat :)

  5. Happy birthday!! These cookies are absolutely fabulous!!! Send some my way!!

  6. Happy Birthday!! These cookies look so delicious!!

  7. Happy Birthday! I'm sure these tasted super delicious!

  8. Hmm.. I can see that pink peeking through... This looks special! :)

  9. Printing this for my 10 year old granddaughter the baker...

  10. Happy Birthday! These cookies look scrumptious!

  11. These cookies can totally jump in front of any line! They sound rocking - and happy birthday!!!

  12. Ohhhh. I want I want.

  13. Saw this on FoodBuzz and came on over. Happy Birthday and your cookies look pretty and sound delicious.



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