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Sugar Cookie Cups with Cream Cheese Filling

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"If you can't decide between cookies or cheesecake now you don't have to. This would be good with chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie cups also."
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1 h 10 m servings 176
Original recipe yields 18 servings (18 cookie cups)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 18 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  3. Sift 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Mix into butter mixture until combined.
  4. Place 1 teaspoon of batter into each of the prepared cupcake cups. Sprinkle each cup with a little sugar.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and indent each cup using a teaspoon-sized measuring spoon. Let cool 10 minutes.
  6. While cookie cups cool, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and egg together using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until smooth. Place a little more than 1 teaspoon of filling into each cookie cup. Sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until filling sets, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let cool completely before serving.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute margarine for butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 176 calories; 10.1 18.8 2.9 48 144 Full nutrition

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I think there might be a typo in the directions. In step 4 it says to place 1 tsp in each cupcake cup. After seeing how much dough there was I placed 1 tbs and got 24 cookies rather than 18. I a...