Caramel Cheesecake Cookies

salted caramel cheesecake cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipes

For years I didn’t like cheesecake, or at least didn’t think I did. I didn’t care for the taste of cream cheese. Little did I know what I was missing. Now I crave cheesecake morning, noon and night and wish I wasn’t so fond of it. There’s nothing like a creamy piece of cheesecake to end the day. But, if you prefer your cheesecake in bite sized treats that aren’t so hard on the hips, these caramel cheesecake cookies are for you. You can have your cheesecake and eat it, too! Welcome to day 3 of Fall Cookie Week with Inspired by Charm.

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Caramel Cheesecake Cookies | best cookie recipes

I love how light, yet thick these caramel cheesecake cookies are. They’re best served slightly warm to enjoy that gooey caramel center. This recipe is an adaptation of my salted caramel chocolate chip cookies – have you tried them yet? The role in the center is always a sweet surprise, but it’s fall, so no chocolate here! We’re saving that for Christmas.

I stuffed these cheesecake cookies with a piece of caramel, rolling them into a ball {however, I do recommend using a lined cookie sheet in case any oozes out!}

salted caramel cheesecake cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipes

Then bake for 12 minutes. Remove and gently press with a flat glass and return to the oven for 3 minutes.

salted caramel cheesecake cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipes

Easy Stuffed Caramel Cheesecake Cookies | best cookie recipes

Easy Stuffed Caramel Cheesecake Cookies | best cookie recipes

Easy Stuffed Caramel Cheesecake Cookies | best cookie recipes

Caramel Cheesecake Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ c butter, softened
  • 1½ c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • ½ c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 bag of caramels
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat until fluffy.
  3. Gradually add flour and graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Roll a large ball of dough {I made them the size of 2 cookie scoops} and poke a hole to insert a caramel, and roll back into a ball.
  5. Bake on a lined cookie sheet for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, gently press with a glass Optional: add a crack of sea salt to the top
  6. Bake 3 additional minutes. Serve slightly warm {10 seconds in the microwave}
fall cookie week - Caramel Cheesecake Cookies

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salted caramel cheesecake cookies | the best Christmas cookie recipes

Click here to see what Michael is baking up for you today and if you want to start from the beginning, you can find all of our Fall Cookie Week recipes here.

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Oh, and because Michael and I love you all so much, we thought we’d share a couple of our favorite things – a Staub Pumpkin Cocoette (in the winner’s choice of color) along with a Zwilling Pro 7 Piece Block Knife Set.

One lucky reader from IBC and Julie Blanner will win a Staub Pumpkin Cocoette and the Zwilling Pro 7 Piece Block Knife Set. (We are both using the same form to enter. There will be one winner in total.)

To enter to win, use the entry form below. (Those viewing this on a blog reader may need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here.) Simply enter your email address in the form for a chance to win. Bonus entries are available for follows on social media.

 

12 new fall infused cookie recipes {and a giveaway} from Julie Blanner and Inspired by Charm!

A big thank you to Staub and to Zwilling for generously donating these items.

Don’t forget to stop by Inspired by Charm for his S’mores Cookie Cups! I’ll take 3, please.

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