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

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Cherry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

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!

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Yields about 42 cookies     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 107kcal Calories from fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g

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

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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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