Sugar Cookie Cups With Cream Cheese Filling

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Sugar Cookie Cream Cheese Tarts

A few weeks ago my mother in law saw Sam’s Club was having a huge sale on their tubs of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough. Big sale as in it was like 53 cents total. She went ahead and bought two tubs just for the heck of it. At that price, why not!?  We were meeting her there for something and she’s like here ya go and told us about the deal and all.

I am not one that makes sugar cookies a lot but I couldn’t pass up a 53 cent tub. I just prefer something with a little more oomph most of the time – sweetness oomph I guess. Like my in your face Best Almond Toffee Bark recipe. Drool!

I wasn’t really in the mood to make a billion sugar cookies. They just aren’t my thing but on the other hand, cheesecake is. I absolutely adore cheesecake! Combining something I love with this ginormous tub of sugar cookie dough fit the bill.

Sugar Cookie Cream Cheese Tarts

You can even give them a Valentines Day flair by taking a strawberry and slicing it into several medium thick size pieces. Then take a small heart cookie cutter and cut out heart shapes on each strawberry slice. I like getting some of the red and white meat of the strawberry in each cut-out. It almost gives in an ombre effect which I love.

This recipe can make quite a bit of cream cheese filling. I like to take the extra and fill strawberries with it. It’s like having bite size strawberry cheesecake that’s halfway healthy. I can dream, right?

These tarts go great in the freezer. Especially if you are using them later that day for a special party or event. I actually prefer mine frozen and so do the kids. Yum!

Sugar Cookie Cream Cheese Tarts

Sugar Cookie tarts

Sugar Cookie Cream Cheese Tarts

Sugar Cookie Cream Cheese Tarts

Easy-to-make sugar cookie tart shells with a cream cheese filling. Top with cut out strawberry hearts for a Valentines Day treat.
Course Dessert
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 tarts


  • 1 tube sugar cookie dough
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-5 strawberries


  1. Preheated oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Placed rounded half tablespoon full balls of cookie into each mini muffin pan cup. Roughly, about an inch in size. Bake the sugar cookie dough for 12-14 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes.
  3. Take a blunt object like the end of a rolling pin and press down each sugar cookie center to make a cup. After about 5 minutes twist the cups out and let cool on a wire rack.
  4. While the sugar cookie cups are cooling beat the softened cream cheese and heavy cream together until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and vanilla, beating on low. Pipe mixture into each sugar cookie cup.


Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. These look really good for any day instead of just Valentine’s day. So easy to make.

  2. Bonnie Lee says:

    Oh wow these look tasty! Super simple too! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Bonnie Lee says:

    I love this recipe! It’s pretty quick and makes such cute looking sugar cookies!


    What a great idea! Never think of this stuff! Thank you!!!

  5. denise low says:

    Thank you for the recipe. This look delicious. We will have to try this one out.!! Thank you.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed them! Come back and let us know when you try them and what you thought!

  6. I love any recipe that uses strawberries and these sound delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Cute and bite sized!

  8. Bite sized means I hopefully won’t eat as many, haha! That didn’t happen 😉

  9. Amber Ludwig says:

    OH these are adorable!! What perfect little treats for a party!! And delicious!

    • Krystle says:

      They’re definitely easy to adjust when needing to match a different theme, etc. I’m glad you like them!

  10. These look wonderful, and nobody would guess how easy they are to make and fast, too! Excellent for so many occasions, and just for snacks at home!

  11. Amber Ludwig says:

    Mmm!! These sound delicious and look so adorable!! You would never think they were so easy to make just looking at them!!

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