Cheesecake Cookies

You have to try these adorable cheesecake cookies. A perfect Valentines dessert your sweetheart will love ❤️

Ingredients:

8 oz cream cheese, softened room temperature

7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened room temperature

1 1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour

1 pint of strawberries

Directions:

In a mixer combine cream cheese and butter and beat on medium-high speed at least two minutes until light and fluffy.

Reduce mixer speed and add in sugar, lemon juice, then eggs one at a time and mix until uniform.

Remove bowl from mixer and slowly add flour a little at a time and stir by hand until just blended Watch not to over-mix.

Cover and refrigerate at least two hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Use a cookie dough scoop to measure out 1″ balls of dough.

Roll in your hands and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Flatten balls slightly with the back of a spoon.

Bake for ten minutes.

In the meantime, cut off top of strawberries, halve them, then notch the top into a heart shape if desired.

Remove baking sheet from oven and immediately press strawberry halves into the top of cookies.

Remove from pan to cooling rack and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator up to one week.

Happy baking 😊

Kelli B

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