Pillow-y soft, with a sweet glazed cherry and crunchy graham cracker crumbs- these cherry cheesecake thumbprint cookies are sure to be a family favorite!

Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies: the cream cheese cookie was SO good with the glazed cherry!  Loved the little sprinkling of crunchy graham cracker crumbs too.  This recipe is definitely a keeper!  food desserts cookies

Hey good morning! It’s a brand new week and I hope you started it feeling rested and refreshed.

I had my most relaxing weekend in a while. Summer can be so much fun but it can also get tiring, with all the activities we try to squeeze in. After hopping from NYC to DC last week, and then coming home to a mountain of deadlines, I was worn out to the point of being sick. Luckily, this past weekend was low-key and I was able to recover a bit. Hopefully I’m good now for next weekend’s jaunt up to Lake George!

Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies: the cream cheese cookie was SO good with the glazed cherry!  Loved the little sprinkling of crunchy graham cracker crumbs too.  This recipe is definitely a keeper!  food desserts cookies

Today I wanted to share these fun cherry cheesecake thumbprint cookies. Doesn’t it put you in a happy mood, just looking at them? They are so cheerful with that shiny red cherry.

And this is an old family favorite of a recipe. I’ve been making the cream cheese cookie for decades, since it was introduced to me by my mom’s best friend. Honestly, it doesn’t look like much, but you won’t believe how pillow-y soft, rich, and flavorful they are! They are positively addictive, and I haven’t been able to stop munching on these since I made them last week.

Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies: the cream cheese cookie was SO good with the glazed cherry!  Loved the little sprinkling of crunchy graham cracker crumbs too.  This recipe is definitely a keeper!  food desserts cookies

You can fill them with whatever you like, any kind of jam or even chocolate or caramel, but for this post I chose fresh cherries because they are at the peak of their season! They are such a summertime favorite, so sweet, juicy, and full of flavor. I think you’ll really love the way they pair with the cream cheese, and that little sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs is like the icing on the cake!

Hope you enjoy!

Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies: the cream cheese cookie was SO good with the glazed cherry!  Loved the little sprinkling of crunchy graham cracker crumbs too.  This recipe is definitely a keeper!  food desserts cookies

More great cookie recipes on my “Cookie Recipes Galore” Pinterest board!


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Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Pillow-y soft, with a sweet glazed cherry and crunchy graham cracker crumbs- these cherry cheesecake thumbprint cookies are sure to be a family favorite!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry cheesecake thumbprint cookies
Servings: 42 cookies (approximately)
Calories: 106 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese (the kind in a brick)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed to fine crumbs (about 1/3 cup crumbs)
  • 2 cups dark-sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 3 tablespoons prepared cherry jam (seedless raspberry or red currant may be substituted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. Please visit Stemilt’s blog, The Stem, for the full recipe directions.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.