Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprints

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Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprints are such a pretty cookie. Cherry and cream cheese is always such a great combo and in a bite-sized cookie, they are always a favorite!

Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

This is a refrigerator cookie, so the wait time is the hardest part about this cookie!

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Making the Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies

I use this cream cheese cookie base for so many great treats, I’ve got them listed below!

butter, cream cheese, and sugar

Start by creaming the butter, cream cheese, and sugar.

Creamed butter, cream cheese, and sugar.

After creaming it good it’s time to add the eggs and vanilla.

adding the eggs

After it’s combined it’s time for the dry ingredients.

Adding the dry ingredients

After the batter is all combined then it’s time to let the dough chill for a few hours.

After the dough has chilled you will take a teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball and then press your thumb into the center to create an indent.

Then fill the indents with a scoop of cherry pie filling.

Then bake!

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Oh these Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies are SO GOOD!!!!

Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprints

Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies are a creamy and delicious cookie with that great combo of cherry and cream cheese.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:21 mins
Refrigeration:4 hrs
Total Time:4 hrs 36 mins


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cherry pie filling I just used a canned cherry pie filling


  • Cream the softened butter and cream cheese with the sugar in a mixing bowl for 5 minutes. Start at a low speed and gradually increase to medium-high speed.
    butter, cream cheese, and sugar
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix on low until combined.
    adding the eggs
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the mixer on low speed until combined.
    Adding the dry ingredients
  • Place the cookie dough covered in plastic wrap, in a refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • After 4 hours in the refrigerator, remove your dough. Preheat your oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a teaspoon to scoop out some dough. You want about a heaping teaspoon size. Then roll the dough into a ball shape and place on the parchment-lined cookie sheet.
    cream cheese cookie balls
  • Then use your thumb or the back of a teaspoon to create indents in each of the dough balls.
  • Use a teaspoon to spoon a little of the cherry pie filling into each of the thumbprints you made in each dough ball.
  • Place in your preheated oven and bake for 18-22 minutes.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, cookie, cream cheese

I hope you love these Cherry Cream Cheese Thumbprints as much as we do!

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