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Easy Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe

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This easy mini cheesecake bites recipe is an easy dessert that will always impress! This cheesecake bites recipe can be whipped up in only a few minutes and make the perfect dessert for any function! These sweet little treats will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Mini cheesecake bites have been a favorite dessert recipe in my family for years. Whether I make them for a family dinner, game day, or even as a finger food style dessert for a shower or potluck, I never go home with any leftovers! They are super simple to make and I love that I can use refrigerated cookie dough for the crust! In fact, I’ve started to always keep some on hand so that when something comes up and I need to make a sweet treat, I can whip these easy cheesecake bites together in only a few minutes. These sweet little dessert bites are also very fun to customize! I usually top them with strawberries, but you can use any of your favorite cheesecake toppings.

You will love how simple (and quick!) this cheesecake bites recipe is to make. To make this easy dessert recipe, you only need 6 ingredients! You need sugar cookie dough, cream cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and strawberries. Yep, that’s it! To start making these mini cheesecake bites, put the cookie dough into a prepared mini muffin pan and bake them until the edges are slightly brown. Once they are ready, take them out of the oven and poke down the centers so that you can start filling them with the delicious cheesecake filling! Your next step is to make the cheesecake. To do this, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. In a different bowl, you will whip your heavy whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Next, you’ll fold the whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture (this part is super satisfying!). Once your cheesecake filling is mixed, spoon the filling into each sugar cookie cup. All that is left to do is top each one with strawberries, and your easy cheesecake bites are ready to serve!

Why You’ll Love These Mini Cheesecake Bites

  • These easy cheesecake bites take only a few ingredients and do not take long to make.
  • You can use store bought cookie dough for the crust, making this cheesecake bites recipe extra simple!
  • These mini cheesecake bites are very versatile – you can top them with any of your favorite cheesecake toppings!
  • These cheesecake bites are a hit with everyone, making them the perfect dessert for any occasion!

Ingredients For Your Easy Cheesecake Bites

  • 1 pkg. refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (optional)
  • Fresh fruit of your choice, OR your favorite pie filling

How to Make Your Easy Mini Cheesecake Bites

Step 1: Preheat oven according to package directions and lightly grease a mini muffin pan.

Step 2: Add one rounded Tbsp. of cookie dough to each muffin slot. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. *Be careful not to overbake.

Step 3: Remove from oven and gently press the center of each cookie down to create a space to add the filling. Pop the pan into the freezer for about 5-10 minutes.

Step 4: While cookie dough is cooling, beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl.

Step 5: In a separate mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks.

Step 6: Fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined.

Step 7: Pull the pan out of the oven, using a knife pop the cookies out of the pan.

Step 8: Spoon cream cheese filling into each cookie cup, top with fruit or pie filling, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy!

close up photo of a mini cheesecake bite that has been cut in half to show the inside

What to Serve/Pair with Your Easy Mini Cheesecake Bites

These cheesecake bites are perfect as a stand-alone dessert. If you want to serve them with other finger-food style desserts, try these Easy Strawberry Shortcake Bars or these Texas Sheet Cake Cookies.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

One of the best things about these mini cheesecake bites is how versatile they are. You can add any of your favorite cheesecake toppings! Some of my favorites are mini chocolate chips, blueberries, salted caramel syrup, chopped nuts, and raspberries. If you really like chocolate, you could even try this cheesecake bites recipe with chocolate chip cookie dough instead of sugar cookie dough. If you want to go more towards brown sugar and cinnamon flavors, try these cheesecake bites with snickerdoodle cookie dough as the crust!

Storage & Leftovers

Leftover cheesecake bites should be stored in the fridge in a sealed container. They will last for up to 2 days. Keep in mind that the crust may start to get a little soggy over time, so you’ll want to eat these tasty mini cheesecake bites sooner rather than later.

FAQs

Do I have to bake these again once the filling goes in?

Nope! That’s one of the best parts of the recipe. The filling is no-bake! Once the cookie dough is baked, you’re finished using the oven.

Can I use homemade cookie dough for these mini cheesecake bites?

Sure! I like store bought because of how easy it is, but you can definitely use your own for these cheesecake bites!

Can I use premade whipped cream?

For these mini cheesecake bites, you’ll need to make your own whipped cream so that the ratios and sweetness are just right. It’s super easy, I promise!

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Easy Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe

April King
Mini cheesecake bites are an easy dessert that will always impress! This cheesecake bites recipe can be whipped up in only a few minutes and make the perfect dessert for any function! These sweet little treats will satisfy any sweet tooth.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. Refridgerated sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract (optional)
  • 8 oz fresh fruit or pie filling of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven according to package directions and lightly grease a mini muffin pan.
  • Add one rounded Tbsp. of cookie dough to each muffin slot. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. * Be careful not to over bake.
  • Remove from oven and gently press the center of each cookie down to create a space to add the filling. Pop pan in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
  • While cookie dough is cooling, beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract and vanilla in a medium size bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks.
  • Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until combined.
  • Remove pan from the freezer, using a knife pop the cookies out of the pan.
  • Spoon cream cheese filling into each cookie cup, fruit or pie filling, and refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy!
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