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Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

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Everyone will love the flavor of this Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe! It’s a simple treat that you don’t even have to share. The perfect dessert for one or two – or a party!

If you’re a fan of cheesecake, these treats are a simple option. Follow the step-by-step instructions, and you’ll have mini cheesecakes quickly!

Are you tired of trying to cut the exact even slices for desserts? These hand-held cheesecakes are the answer!

Everyone can have their own without worrying about cutting it evenly down the middle. Now is the time to plan and create this simple treat.

First, having a cheesecake recipe that tastes just like cookie dough is amazing. I’m obsessed with how yummy and delicious they are.

There are many benefits to making a cheesecake recipe like this – but the main one that I can’t stop thinking about is how these taste like cookie dough and cheesecake, perfectly balanced.

My boys also love this simple cheesecake recipe, which they can grab and eat as they run out the door. What better way to get a snack than with a simple cheesecake?

What are fun topping ideas for cheesecakes?

Cheesecakes are a canvas of culinary creativity, with their creamy, velvety texture providing the perfect base for a myriad of fun topping ideas. For fruit enthusiasts, a glaze of glossy mixed berries or a vibrant mango coulis can add a refreshing twist.

Those with a penchant for indulgence might opt for a decadent drizzle of salted caramel, a sprinkle of crushed toffee, or a lavish layer of chocolate ganache.

Nostalgia lovers can evoke memories with a smattering of toasted marshmallows and a swirl of graham cracker crumbs, akin to a s’mores experience.

For a tangy kick, a lemon curd topping adorned with candied lemon slices marries beautifully with the rich cheese filling.

Meanwhile, adventurous palates may delight in exotic toppings like lavender honey, fig compote, or a spicy twist of habanero strawberry sauce.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Small Cookie Dough Cheesecakes are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Now is the perfect time to meal plan! Since I’m giving you an amazingly simple cheesecake recipe to whip up, why not pair it with some of these other tasty options? You’ll love the outcome!

Main Dish: Easy and Delicious Hawaiian Chicken Sliders

Vegetable Side: Keto Creamy Brussels Sprouts Bake Recipe

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Cherry Vanilla Soda Fountain Drink Recipe

Best Cheesecake Recipes:

Once you make this Cookie Dough Mini Cheesecake Recipe, your taste buds will want more of that creamy texture and taste!

Luckily, I’ve gathered up my favorite desserts that you’ll love!

This Mini Holiday Oreo Cheesecakes Recipe is another must-make that is the perfect size!

Don’t miss out on making this Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe! Perfect for fall!

I’m obsessing over this Pecan Pie Cheesecake!

Who says you can’t start the day with this Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie?

Mini Cheesecake Waffle Bowls are going to be a new family favorite!

I love how this Cherry Cheesecake Wontons Recipe tastes. So much fun to make!

This Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad Recipe screams summer dessert!

How do I store muffin tin cheesecake?

Storing muffin tin cheesecakes requires attention to detail to maintain their freshness and texture. Begin by allowing the cheesecakes to cool completely after baking.

Once at room temperature, carefully place them in an airtight container, separating layers with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together. If your container isn’t deep enough for stacking, you can also wrap each cheesecake individually in plastic wrap.

Place them in the refrigerator for short-term storage, where they can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. However, freezing is an excellent option if you need to keep them for an extended period.

To freeze, place the container or individually wrapped cheesecakes in the freezer, ensuring they are sealed well to avoid freezer burn.

Before serving, transfer the desired amount to the refrigerator to thaw overnight, ensuring a scrumptious, creamy bite every time.

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More Chocolate Chip Recipes:

The world of chocolate chip recipes extends far beyond the traditional cookie. Imagine starting your day with fluffy chocolate chip pancakes dotted with these semi-sweet treasures that turn an ordinary breakfast into a special treat.

Chocolate chips bring joy in more ways than one, adapting themselves marvelously to an array of recipes that promise to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings anytime.

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 22 minutes

This Cookie Dough Cheesecake Recipe is the perfect mini treat! Great for parties and a quick dessert!


  • 1 package Cookie Dough
  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (35%)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Add 12 muffin cups to a muffin tray or onto a baking sheet.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough to each one.
  3. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. Let the cookie bases cool down.
  5. Beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, and sour cream for 2 minutes until it is smooth.
  6. In a different bowl, beat the heavy cream for 4-6 minutes with a mixer. Stiff peaks should form.
  7. Fold the whipped heavy cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture, and add the vanilla extract.
  8. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and then put 2 T of the filling onto each cookie base.
  9. Put the pan in the fridge for 3 hours.
  10. Drizzle melted chocolate chips over the top of the cheesecake before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/12/2024

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