cheesecake cookie cups. Easy and yummy dessert to whip up.

Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Cheesecake cookie cups sound interesting, don’t you think? Any by interesting, I mean they sound absolutely delicious and I need to try one immediately! Making a cheesecake might sound overwhelming if you aren’t a skilled baker, however, I want to let you in on a secret. These cheesecake cookie cups are amazingly easy to make. And, they taste SO GOOD!

Ingredients Needed

These cheesecake cookie cups don’t require many ingredients. Well, that assumes that you are using a chocolate chip cookie dough roll. If that’s the case, this is all that you will need:

  • 16 oz Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pillsbury is preferred
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 oz Whipped Topping Cool Whip or Any Version of it

If you don’t have a cookie dough roll, of course, you can make your own cookie dough and use that for this recipe as well. Honestly, I am all about making homemade treats, but when it comes to this yummy recipe, I’m all about super easy! I specifically buy the cookie dough for this recipe. Normally, I don’t buy cookie dough. Rather, I make my own, when I bake cookies. However, having pre-made cookie dough is a huge time saver for this recipe and nobody will know the difference.

Easy To Make

The first time I made cheesecake cookie cups, it was Easter. We were going to my parents’ house for dinner that evening, but I hadn’t decided what to bring for dessert as of Easter morning! I checked my refrigerator and baking ingredients to see what I had available. Luckily, I had some Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough available – score! Additionally, I had cool whip as well as cream cheese. That worked out perfectly because those are pretty much all the ingredients needed for this delectable dessert.

Basically, just bake the cookie dough in a muffin tin so make the cookie cups. Once done, push slightly down in the middle to form an indentation that will all the cheesecake filling a spot to sit. After the cookie cups have cooled, remove them from the pan. Next, pipe the cheesecake filling into each cup. Finally, drizzle each cheesecake cookie cup with some chocolate sauce and/or caramel sauce.

I whipped up this dessert in less than 30 minutes, including cleanup! They looked delicious. I couldn’t wait to eat one of those later that night.

Family Favorite

Needless to say, everyone loved these cookie cups. Sadly, there were no leftovers. The crispiness of the cookie cupcake is delightful. And the cheesecake filling is to die for! No need to spend hours baking a cheesecake, you can make this dessert quickly and get the same effect, mouthwatering, creamy, goodness.

When To Enjoy

As previously mentioned, I originally made this to bring as an Easter dessert. After realizing how easy this holiday dessert is to make and how yummy everyone thought they were, I have made these countless times. You don’t need a special occasion to make this dessert, but you can certainly bake this simple dessert for holidays or other family functions. Nobody will criticize you for choosing an easy recipe because they will be too busy stuffing their mouths with these!

Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Cheesecake Cookie Cups have the flavor of cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies combined. Yum! And they can be made in less than 30 minutes. Easy to make dessert that is yummy, creamy, and a family favorite for all ages!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: caramel desserts, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, easy desserts, favorite desserts
Servings: 12 people


  • 16 oz Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pillsbury is preferred
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 oz Whipped Topping Cool Whip or Any Version of it


Cookie Cups

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  • Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place them in a greased muffin pan.
  • Using your hands or a shaped tool, press the dough balls down so they form a cup shape.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.
    chocolate chip cookie cups

Cheesecake Filling

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and no lumps remain.
  • Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Scoop the cheesecake filling into a piping bag or a plastic sandwich bag.
    cheesecake cookie cup filling ready to pipe
  • Once the cookie cups have baked and cooled, remove them from the muffin tin.

Putting It Together

  • Pipe the cheesecake filling into each cup.
  • Serve with chocolate syrup and/or caramel syrup.
  • Enjoy!
    cheesecake cookie cups with chocolate and caramel syrup

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