Dr. Pepper Cherry® Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
4 hrs
 
These double chocolate cookie cups are filled with a no bake Dr. Pepper Cherry® cheesecake filling and topped with homemade whipped cream!
Servings: 24 Mini Dr. Pepper Cherry® Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Ingredients
Cookie Cups
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder optional
Dr. Pepper Cherry Cheesecake Filling
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Dr. Pepper Cherry®
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Whipped Cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
Topping
  • Fresh Cherries optional
Instructions
Cookies
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add in brown sugar and white sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in egg, beating well. Add in vanilla and salt. Mix.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, corn starch, and espresso powder. Gently incorporate dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  4. Chill dough in fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 24-cup mini muffin tin with baking spray.
  6. Press 1 Tbsp of dough into each cup, forming dough into the shape of a cup.
  7. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until dough has baked up into a cookie shell. Because the dough will have expanded, while the cookie cups are cooling in the pan, take a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon and press it into the center of each cookie to reinforce the cup shape.
Cheesecake
  1. Once the cookies have cooled, beat cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in Dr. Pepper Cherry®, and mix until well combined. Add in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Once fully combined, add in chocolate chips and mix.
  2. Spoon cheesecake filling into each cup, about 1 Tbsp or so per cookie cup.
Whipped Cream
  1. Beat heavy cream with a mixer until soft peaks form. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. With a piping bag, pipe a dollop of whipped cream onto each cookie cup.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or even overnight (the longer it chills, the firmer the filling will be).
  4. When ready to serve, top with a fresh cherry!
  5. Enjoy!