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Cheesecake Cookies with Cherries and Shaved Chocolate

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Even though it’s been a really long day {sick kids and all} and I have big plans of crawling into my bed and trying to get some good sleep before my big “bake fest” tomorrow, I really wanted to share these cookies with you all… Cheesecake Cookies with Cherries and Shaved Chocolate!

These are almost too extravagant for words. Think a graham cracker cookie with a cheesecake topping sprinkled with shaved chocolate and a couple of cherries and you will have these Cheesecake Cookies with Cherries and Shaved Chocolate! So good and pretty darn easy to make!

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I loved the way the S’ more Cookies turned out so I used the same recipe again for Chewy Graham Cookies from Ice Cream Before Dinner. Again, I made the same changes… no cinnamon in the recipe and no cinnamon sugar on top.

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Using her recipe and directions, I baked the cookies and let them cool while I made the frosting.

So easy… just take:

  • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese
  • 1-2 cups of milk {depending on how thick you want your frosting/topping}

Beat it all together and let it thicken and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours.

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Pipe the frosting onto the cookies and then top with a couple of cherries and some shaved chocolate. You can use jarred cherries or fresh or some cherry pie filling. Whatever you like best!

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Time to get some rest! Merry Almost Christmas! Only a couple days away now!

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.