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Nutter Butter Cheesecake Cookies

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Nutter Butter Cheesecake Cookies – An easy cheesecake cookie made with cream cheese and rolled in Nutter Butter Cookies before baking! This easy cookie recipe is perfect for anyone who loves cheesecake or peanut butter!

Do you ever get so many ideas for baking in your head that you just need to sloooooooow it down a little? That’s been me this week. I have a bunch of stuff baked up and ready to share over the next few weeks, thanks to Thanksgiving and some potlucks at school. But now that turkey day is over and the Christmas decorating has begun, all I can think about are cookies. And candy. And bark. And fudge. And how much I want to bakeeverythingrightnow.

I think I have enough stuff in my head to last me well past Christmas, unless I post 14 times a week.

However, I do not think I have enough space in my jeans for all this baking. I guess I’ll just have to take one for the team, right?

{Or, shove it all off on my friends. Hi friends! You don’t mind getting fat with me, right?}

I have been thinking about these cookies forever. Way back at the beginning of blogging, I made Oreo Cheesecake Cookies. I never posted them, because even my untrained eye knew how horrible the photo was. I’ve known for quite some time I was going to make them again, with a few changes, and that I was going to add Nutter Butters to them.

You wouldn’t think anything else of me, would you? I mean. Nutter Butters. Like, they are my most baked with cookie.

And, to make good cookies, you need good cookie sheets. My collection includes regular, run-of-the-mill cookie sheets. They work, but they are also dark brown, stained, and they do that horrible bang! thing in the oven. You know that sound right? The one that makes you think something exploded?

Which is why I was super excited to try this Heirloom Cookie Sheet. Isn’t it gorgeous? I think it’s the best piece of bakeware I own. It’s stunningly stainless and it baked up these cookies fabulously. The cookie sheet is virtually non-stick – and it showed with these cookies. They practically slid right off without a spatula. (I’ll tell you the whole truth – I baked some on a regular cookie sheet to compare and really. There is no comparison!)

Look at that gorgeous bottom! The cookies look the exact same all the way around. When does that ever happen??

The Heirloom Cookie Sheet is large (15in x 12in), perfect for all your holiday baking. It has even heat distribution and is even dishwasher safe. And did I say it’s beautiful? I’m almost afraid to use it (I tend to ruin anything beautiful and stainless) but I’m not worried. They even gave instructions on how to clean it: using Bar Keepers Friend. Now I know the secret to keeping it pretty!

Another awesome thing about the cookie sheet? It’s made in the USA by a woman-run company and the story behind the invention of the cookie sheet is so sweet. (It reminded me of something my dad would do for my mom.) You can read all about Heirloom here.

I have a gazillion cookie sheets, but I know I could use a few more. I can honestly say that, at some point, I hope to trade out all my old ones with new Heirloom ones. I loved it that much!

You know you want one of these Heirloom Cookie Sheets, right? Well, you’re in luck! Two lucky Crazy for Crust readers will each win one of their own! Scroll down to enter.

And these cookies weren’t bad either. Soft and sweet, chocolatey and Nutter Buttery. They’re perfect! I had to freeze them immediately for Christmas, otherwise I would really have needed to add new clothes to my list.

{And yes mom. They’ll still be in the freezer for you on Christmas Eve! ;)}

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Servings: 19 cookies

Nutter Butter Cheesecake Cookies

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutter Butter Cheesecake Cookies - An easy cheesecake cookie made with cream cheese and rolled in Nutter Butter Cookies before baking!ย This easy cookie recipe is perfect for anyone who loves cheesecake or peanut butter!


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 ounces 1/2 block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 10 Nutter Butter cookie crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips — melted (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. Cream cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in sugar until combined. Beat in vanilla, egg, and baking powder. Slowly add flour until mixture comes together. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place Nutter Butter crumbs in a medium bowl (I crushed them in my food processor). Scoop balls of cookie dough (I did 2 tablespoon balls) and roll them in the crushed cookies. Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until they begin to crack. Cool completely.
  4. Place melted chocolate chips in a baggy with the tip cut off. Pipe onto cookies as desired

Heirloom Cookie Sheets provided me with a cookie sheet in exchange for a review of their product.



Nutter Butter Cheesecake Cookies - An easy cheesecake cookie made with cream cheese and rolled in Nutter Butter Cookies before baking! This easy cookie recipe is perfect for anyone who loves cheesecake or peanut butter!

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  1. Whoo hoo! I’d love to win one of these fab cookie sheets!

  2. I love to bake just good ol’ fashioned sugar cookies for Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. First let me say, I am so glad it’s not just my cheap- purchased after hurricane Katrina because I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies while we waited for the ok to come home- pan. It scares the poop out of me every time it pops in the oven, and then as it cools on the counter!

    I love cheesecake cookies and will be making some soon. Not with nutter utter though, I can’t eat pnb ๐Ÿ™

  4. Cheesecake and Nutter Butters (or Peanut butter) are the two best things…. can’t wait to put them together and try these cookies! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I have a spice cookie recipe I love so much I even made some back in August to take hiking. Completely wrong season, but so good.

  6. My favorite holiday cookies to make are peanut blossoms. My family calls them “kings hats,” because they look like the headwear on the king in our manger set.

  7. I own one of these awesome cookie sheets! Like you, I am ready to replace all my old cookie sheets with these beauties! LOVE them!

  8. I like making peanut butter cup cookies.

  9. Oatmeal raisin or oatmeal chocolate chip for the picky people ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love to make cut out sugar cookies which my children decorate

  11. I love to make peanut butter blossoms.

  12. My Hungarian butterhorns and sugar cookies.

  13. old fashion chocolate chips

  14. I’m a fudge-maker when it comes to the holidays. Mmmmm…
    Nutter Butters are crazy-addictive. They are seriously underrated in the dessert world.

  15. My Quad chocolate Chip cookies or Gooey Butter Cookies:) I love these cookies sheets. I really need new ones so this would make me really happy and help out on Teacher gifts:) I have a lot of cookies to make

  16. This looks incredible!!! And I love the photos– so pretty!

    Oh, and this looks incredible. Dying.

  17. Potato Chip Cookies (shortbread with special Atebara chip from Maui) and Mochi Crunch cookies (shortbread with arare). Looking to INVEST in good cookie sheets.

  18. I love to make Snickerdoodles

  19. Peanut butter chocolate chip

  20. My cookie sheets are ugly too! Brown and never bake a cookie right anymore! My kids used to love my cookies and now they come out awful, so I don’t try anymore. I would love to have this cookie sheet and surprise them with cookies (that look and taste good) for Christmas! Our favorite cookie is chocolate chip (my personal fav is oatmeal raisin)> Thank you so much!!

  21. Peanut Butter triple chip cookies!
    And so many more ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I would love to make raspberry ribbons cookies on a nice new cookie sheet!

  23. I would love to make MONSTER COOKIES!!

  24. My all time favorite is Snickerdoodles with Butter Cream icing

  25. These cookies look amazing and I’d love to try out the cookie sheet!

  26. chocolate peanut butter chip!

  27. Chocolate chip cookies w/ holiday M&M’s.

  28. I love to bake cookies and these look amazing. Would love a new cookie sheet to do all my holiday baking on.

  29. Symphony bar brownies!

  30. My favorite cookie for the holidays are sugar cookies because the decorating is an essential experience!

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  32. Peanut butter blossoms

  33. My favorite Christmas cookies are Spritz and Cutout Sugar Cookies! And I know what you mean about the “BANG”ing cookie sheets, mine do that EVERY time I bake with them!

  34. I love making my moms peanut butter blossoms… yummy!!!

  35. I am a cookie freak also! Baking and Eating are my two most favorite things to do! I have these Heirloom Cookie Sheets on my Christmas List for Steve to get me!

  36. I’m making these today!!! Thank you!!

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  38. My favorite holiday cookies to make are thumbprints.

  39. I love my Crescent cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. I am a sucker for gingerbread cookies. They will always be my favorite!

  41. these cookies look so good!!

  42. I love Nutter Butters. I followed this recipe from Pinterest. I putting this one on my “to make” list. And like you, all of my cookies sheets look like crap. And I know what you mean about that “bang” sound!

  43. Oh… I need some new cookie sheets! What a fun giveaway and who doesn’t love Nutter Butter cookies!

  44. How can you go wrong with Nutter Butters?? I will definitely be trying these out soon!

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