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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!

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

When Nathan and I started dating, one of the things that struck me most quickly, well, you know besides being totally twitterpated (we’re talking Bambi, not social media) was how different our taste in food was.

Nathan grew up on meatloaf, I grew up on grain burgers (barf, by the way . . . you really dropped the ball on that one, mom). Where Nathan had potato salad, I had tabbouleh. You get the idea.

Growing up in my house we had to try everything from the vegetarian chili to the tofu scramble. So I was shocked to meet an adult man who had never had rice before. But then, Nathan couldn’t really believe that I’d never had a steak. (Nathan might be the more flexible one . . . he’s totally bought into rice thing, and I’m still not really sold on a big hunk of red meat.)

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

But it wasn’t just our tastes in regular meal food, it went to desserts too! Nathan is a huge ice cream fan, and I think it’s just okay (I’m actually kind of cringing at the thought of what he is going to say when he reads the words “just okay”).

Give me a decadent Nutella filled pastry or a cake batter flavored . . . anything! Nathan would probably rather have ice cream, and if he can’t have that, he’ll take a box of sour patch kids please. (Or some Red Vines . . . or maybe just a giant Code Red . . . is it possible I’m married to a 15 year old boy?)

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

So when I made these Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies and Nathan tried one . . and then liked them (!!!) . . . like reeeeeeeeeeeeaaally liked them . . . I felt like a total rock star. I especially felt like a rock star because they are ridiculously simple to make, so simple in fact, that the pictures have been on my computer for months because I was mildly embarrassed to share them with the blogging world.

I wasn’t sure if the flavors of Cinnamon Roll and Cheesecake (a pudding flavor) would mesh well, but they are so good. Especially with the white chocolate thrown in. If you haven’t put pudding mix in your baked goods yet, run out to the store and by a box (or seventeen). You just use the dry mix and it makes everything that much more flavorful and moist.

Finding a flavor of anything that Nathan and I both love? Win.

These cookies? Super Win.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies

4 from 5 votes

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 17.5 ounce package sugar cookie mix plus the ingredients to make the cookies
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 box of Cheesecake Flavor Pudding mix just the dry mix
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven according to the directions on the cookie mix.
  • Combine all of your ingredients. Make one inch sized balls out of the cookie mix and space an two inches apart on parchment paper or a silicone mat . Bake according to the instructions on the cookie package or until the cookies begin to turn golden at the edges. It took my cookies about 15 minutes.
Author: Lisa Longley

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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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