Sugar Cookie Cups with Cream Cheese Filling
If you can't decide between cookies or cheesecake now you don't have to. This would be good with chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie cups also.
- Serves: 18 persons
- ½cup butter
- ½cup white sugar, or more as needed, divided
- ½teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½teaspoon baking powder
- ¼teaspoon baking soda
- ¼teaspoon salt
- 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese
- ¼cup white sugar
- 2tablespoons white sugar
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 18 cupcake cups with paper liners.
Step 2Beat butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until smooth.
Step 3Sift 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Mix into butter mixture until combined.
Step 4Place 1 teaspoon of batter into each of the prepared cupcake cups. Sprinkle each cup with a little sugar.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and indent each cup using a teaspoon-sized measuring spoon. Let cool 10 minutes.
Step 6While cookie cups cool, beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and egg together using an electric mixer in a mixing bowl until smooth. Place a little more than 1 teaspoon of filling into each cookie cup. Sprinkle with sugar.
Step 7Bake in the preheated oven until filling sets, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let cool completely before serving.