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Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies

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posted: 07/30/13

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Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies that taste like they came from a bakery, but they have only a few ingredients and come together super easily!

a stack of cinnamon roll cheesecake cookies

Sometimes you need a simple cookie that comes together quickly. For those times, this Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookie is the perfect solution. These are a very quick recipe that have been popular on Simple Joy for over a decade!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies

This is a brief overview of this simple recipe. For the full recipe with all of the measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Combine ingredients. In a bowl combine the sugar cookie mix, egg, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pudding mix, and finally the chocolate chips.
  2. Roll into cookies. Using a cookie scoop, roll the cookies into balls and place about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake and enjoy!
several cookies on a reusable baking mat

What Sugar Cookie Mix to Use

I love making this recipe with Betty Crocker’s 17.5 ounce sugar cookie mix. It makes for just a really quick and easy dessert.

If you are unable to find it, or you would rather not use a pre-made mix, you can make the dough with my Sugar Cookie Recipe. Make the recipe as it is written, but before rolling into cookies mix in the brown sugar, cinnamon, pudding mix, and chocolate chips.

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

This Sugar Cookie Recipe stands the test of time. Crisp on the outside, but buttery soft on the inside, this is a family favorite!
several sugar cookies piled on each other on wax paper which is on a blue cloth napkin

Adding Pudding Mix

Adding pudding mix to cookies is a really fun way to add extra flavor and moisture. Here I loved the idea of adding a cheesecake flavor to a cinnamon roll like cookie. But realistically, if you can’t find cheesecake flavored pudding mix, any pudding mix flavor will work great. I would highly recommend vanilla. Be sure to grab instant pudding mix and not cook and serve.

Storing and Freezing

Store these cookies in an airtight container for up to one week. These freeze great. Freeze them in a single layer before transferring them to an air tight container and returning them to the freezer. Freeze the cookies for up to three months.

a cinnamon roll cheesecake cookie on a reusable baking mat

Other Easy Desserts

If you are looking for more short-cut desserts, try some of these:

If you make these cookies or any of my other recipes, leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

4 from 5 votes

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies

Serves: 24 cookies
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies that taste like they came from a bakery, but they have only a few ingredients and come together super easily!


  • 17.5 ounces Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 8 tablespoons butter softened (not melted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3.4 ounces Jello Cheesecake Instant Pudding Mix just the dry mix
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine the sugar cookie mix with the butter and egg.
    17.5 ounces Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, 8 tablespoons butter, 1 egg
  • Mix in the brown sugar, cinnamon, pudding mix, and chocolate chips.
    1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3.4 ounces Jello Cheesecake Instant Pudding Mix, 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Roll the cookies into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet about two inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies just begin to turn golden brown around the edges.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Kathleen says

    I can only find the sugar-free cheesecake pudding (after 3 stores). Can I use this and then just add sugar?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh Kathleen! That stinks!! I am worried that if you add sugar it will be too sweet. I think most sugar-free cheesecake pudding mixes use an artificial sweetener. :/

      • Kathleen says

        Crisis Averted! My husband went on Amazon and ordered the cheesecake pudding mix! Sometimes he can be awesome! HAHA! I’m going to make them right now!!

        • Lisa Longley says

          Hahahaha!! That is too funny Kathleen! And what a great husband! Man, now I REALLY hope you like them :)

        • Kathleen says

          Has anyone used chocolate chips? Craisins? I’m kinda obsessed with those little beauties. I might have to split the batch up and try some of each!

  2. Brooke says

    Hi. How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • Lisa Longley says

      About two dozen

  3. Karen Brown says

    I made these cookies and took them to the office, BIG HIT. Wonderful recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked them Karen!

  4. Kathie says

    Do you make the sugar cookies per the package then add the remaining ingredients?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Kathie! Yup! You can just add the extra dry ingredients to the dry powder mix and then make it as the package suggests and stir in the white chocolate chips.

  5. LisaB says

    These sound wonderful. I have a card party tomorrow and these sound like a good fit. I wanted to sure of the size of pudding, 3 or 5 ounce?

    • Lisa Longley says

      3 ounce Lisa! :)

  6. Debbie says

    I just found this recipe on Pinterest. I am going to make them for my grand girls for Easter. They look and sound like they are wonderful and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Ashley says

    For the past few months, I’ve been looking for the JELL-O CeeseCake flavored pudding mix but I couldn’t ever find it but I will always seen the Sugar-Free flavored one. Well yesterday while at Walmart, I finally found it! Today I made this recipe and it turned out great. The first batch was in the oven for 12-13 minutes and those cooled to a hard crunchy cookie. Still good though because they will still get eaten by me lol. The other batches were in the oven for 10 minutes and afterwards, they cooled on the sheet they were baked on for a few more minutes. If anyone had problems finding the the sugar cookie mix to use, I used the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix sized 17.5 ounce. These cookies are delicious. I will be making these again. Thank you!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad you liked them, Ashley!

  8. Ola says

    Hi, I love how those cookies look, but I live in Poland and here we don’t have any cookie or cheesecake pudding mixes, so I’d like to ask you for a huge favour – can you tell me recipe with simple ingredients PLEASE ;)? I love cheesecake and I really love baking cookies ;)

  9. Jodi says

    Your recipe never called out what size box of pubbing?
    Please can you kindly specify?

    • Lisa Longley says

      3.5 oz :)

  10. Becky says

    As a cookie maker for years and a owner of two silpats, I ended up doing away with the silpats and only use parchment paper now. It’s cheap, the cookies slide off, and you can throw it away after cookies are done and don’t have any silpats to wash;)

    I love your cookie recipe.

    • Lisa Longley says

      You know, Becky, I go back and forth! I hate washing silpats, but I do love how well they work and it feels less wasteful . . . though I suppose washing them is water waste too, lol! Gah! And thank you.

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