Sugar Cookie Cups with Cream Cheese Filling


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
18 cookie cups



  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup white sugar, or more as needed, divided

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 egg


  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
10g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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