So, I figured I’d make little bite sized cookies with the same ingredients, and enjoy all the elements of cheesecake..without all the calories! Unfortunately, I ate 6 of them..lol!
I should also mention that this recipe is super simple, making the payoff even sweeter!
What you’ll need:
1 box of cherry chip cake mix (white cake is fine too)
1 8oz. container of softened cream cheese
2 cups of cherry preserves ( 1cup reserved to fill up the thumbprints)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Some graham cracker crumbs for garnish (optional)
|Mmm..to die for!!|
Scoop 1″ mounds of the cookie dough onto a greased baking sheet, and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until the cookies are cooked through. Remove and while they’re still warm, make a thumbprint in the center and fill it with a small amount of the reserved cherry preserves. Sprinkle the tops with some graham cracker crumbs, and they’re all ready to eat! One bite and you’ll swear you’re eating a decadent and scrumptious piece of cherry cheesecake! ~Enjoy!