Turtle Cheesecake Cookies
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Cream Cheese Cookies

These cream cheese cookies are as close to cheesecake as a cookie can get! Drizzle them with chocolate & caramel sauce to make turtle cheesecake cookies!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake cookies, cream cheese cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans optional
  • chocolate syrup optional, for drizzling
  • caramel syrup optional, for drizzling


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter and cream cheese until fully combined.
  • Mix in sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour until just combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop or your fingers to make balls of dough roughly two tablespoons each on a parchment- or Silpat-lined cookie sheet. Space the cookie balls about an inch apart. Of course, you can make the cookies bigger or smaller if you prefer.
  • Use your palm to flatten the top of each dough ball.
  • Optionally, press as many chopped pecans as desired into the flat tops of the balls.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just begin to brown.
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
  • Once cool, optionally drizzle with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup.
  • Don't forget to share.


Make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.6mg