Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Sometimes my great ideas don’t always come to fruition like I imagined. I really wanted to make strawberry cheesecake cookies so I came up with a cheesecake batter with fresh strawberries diced up in the batter. The batter tasted amazing. The cookies? A wet, gooey mess. And not gooey in a good way.

So I went an entirely different route. I love the soft texture of pudding cookies. I thought cheesecake pudding cookies with diced strawberries throughout. Another disaster. As much as I would love fresh strawberries in the cookies, hot strawberries are just a bad idea.

Finally I came up with this version using strawberry Jello and white chocolate chips. To represent the graham cracker crust of a cheesecake, I baked these cookies on graham crackers. Ding. A winner.

And just like when I came up with these Cake Batter Truffles, the whole experience made me gain about 10 pounds. Totally worth it.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) box cheesecake instant pudding mix (dry)
  • 1 (3 ounce) box instant strawberry Jello mix (dry)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • about 18 graham crackers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix together.
  4. Add the cheesecake pudding mix and strawberry Jello mix and combine.
  5. Add the baking soda and flour and mix until combined. Mixture will be thick.
  6. Gently stir in the white chocolate chips.
  7. Break graham crackers in half. Place about 2 Tablespoons of dough on each graham cracker square and flatten slightly with your hand. You want to cover most of the graham cracker.
  8. Bake on the middle rack for 8-9 minutes. They might not look done but they will continue to set while cooling. Remove from the oven and let cookies cool on the cookie sheet.

Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

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  1. Genius! This is sort of the same concept as your s’mores cookies which I absolutely loved so I KNOW for sure I am going to love these!

  2. Ooohhh I love these! What a great idea to put the cookie on the graham!

  3. These look wonderful! I love baking with pudding!

  4. These are so fun looking! What a great idea!

  5. Jessica Mullins says:

    These look super yummy! Maybe if you tried the cookies with the strawberries again it might work to slice and roast the strawberries in the oven before adding them to the mix. I saw this on SkinnyTaste. She did it in her banana bread and I tried that recipe. Seems to get some of the liquid out without losing flavor. But these cookies look so good! I love the graham cracker crust!

  6. You’re a genius! These are so cute!

  7. Great idea!! Third time’s a charm:) Totally worth the 10 pounds!

  8. Love the bright pink color of these cookies. And the graham cracker on the bottom is a genius idea!

  9. These biscuits are so cute! Wonderful!

    Letizia

  10. These sound amazing.

  11. These look so beautiful, Christy! And I love that you baked the cookies on top of a graham square–so innovative and cute!

  12. OMG YES!!!
    These were totally worth all the fails and effort. Thank you for sacrificing 10 pounds. Also– I have an unopened box of graham crackers in the cabinet. WIN!!!

  13. So cute!! My kiddos are sitting here begging for these and we happen to have everything!!

  14. These were a total hit with everyone in my house, and also at a potluck full of hungry teens. 🙂 I will definitely be making them again!

  15. What can I use instead of the graham crackers? we can’t get them in Australia.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      You can totally make them without. I debated whether to post the version with or without the graham cracker. They’re good without!

  16. Can you use any flavor jello?, not a huge fan of Strawberry but was thinking it might taste pretty good with Cherry.

  17. I made these delicious cookies using sugar free strawberry jello (bigger box, because that’s all I could find) and sugar free cheesecake pudding and it worked and tasted great! They did have a bit of that sugar free jello taste but if you are used it sugar free you won’t even notice. And I like to make cookie small so I can eat more and not feel as guilty… So I broke the graham crackers into 1/4ths and cooked them for 7 minutes, PERFECTION!!!!! These are so good and I will definitely make them again 🙂