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Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bites

Apple Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Apple Cheesecake Cookie Cups are a cream cheese infused sugar cookie full of cinnamon and apples. This is the perfect easy cookie recipe for fall and apple season!
Servings 20 cookies
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1/4 cup unsalted Challenge Butter softened
  • 4 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple or your favorite kind (peeled, cored, and diced small)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in brown sugar until mixture is creamy, then mix in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix until combined then slowly mix in flour until cookie dough forms. Stir in diced apples.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough into each muffin cavity. Press lightly to compact. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool at least 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.
  • Serving suggestion: dust with powdered sugar before serving.