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The other day my mom and I were having our typical craft day together and we talked about my Grandmother Maria (my mom's mom). My grandmother grew up on a ranch in Mexico and came to the United States when she was a teenager in the early 1900's. She was a fabulous cook and was always making big delicious meals, all made from scratch. She also knew how important it was to celebrate the little things in life and each meal was a celebration in itself.
When I was little, we used to have Sunday supper at my grandmothers. She knew that if she made a great homemade meal we would all come and we did. Familia was the most important thing ever. No matter what was going on in your life, you always made time for family. What I remember about those Sundays is that my grandma always made a great dessert to go with the meal! Sometimes it was rice pudding, or churros or a delicious flan made with a sweet Dulce De Leche flavor!
Those times have all gone by so fast and now our family is bigger than it once was.
Fast forward to today and I can serve my family a great Dulce De Leche dessert. Dulce means sweet in Spanish so why not incorporate a little Dulce de Leche into more recipes?
I am sharing my recipe for Dulce De Leche cheesecake cookies. These little cheesecake cookies are tasty and a nice way to get a little taste of sweetness without eating a whole slice of pie.
I bought everything I needed for this recipe at Albertsons. I love the selection at Albertson's I can can always find the Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Jell-O Instant pudding ingredients I need.
To make the cookies, you start with forming little crusts from crushed graham crackers.
Then you make the cream cheese filling. I make mine with Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Then you fill the little cookie crusts".
Once they are all stuffed, you pop them in the oven.
Once they are cooked, they are topped with a sweet caramel Dulce De Leche sauce.
For a tasty bit of dulce cheesecake goodness!
Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Cookies
Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Cookies
- 1 stick butter softened
- 1 cup flour
- 1 package sleeve of graham crackers
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg - separate white from yolk
- ½ container whipped cream cheese
- 2 tablespoon Jello Instant Vanilla pudding
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ 13.4 oz can dulce de leche
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Take the package of graham crackers (that is one sleeve from package) and place in a large sealable storage bag. Smash the crackers (or have your kids do it) to make crumbs out of the crackers.
- In mixing bowl, Mix softened butter, brown sugar and egg white only.
- Add crushed graham crackers, flour and baking powder. This will be the “crust” of the cookie.
- Roll the crust mixture into 1″ balls and put on a baking sheet.
- Flatten the center of each cookie to make an indentation for the cheesecake.
- In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, pudding, sugar, the egg yolk and vanilla. This will be your topping. Spoon this into the little pockets of your crusts.
- Bake 14-16 minutes.
- Let cool completely and top with Dulce De Leche
Have you tried any Dulce De Leche items?
OH My!! This looks amazing!! I'm going to try this for a bake sale we have coming up!! Thanks for sharing!!
David @ Spiced
Oh, how I miss Albertson's! I used to shop there when I lived in Louisiana. But anywho, these cheesecake cookies. Holy woah...that's an awesome idea! I love cheesecake, so the thought of creating a small bite-sized cheesecake with an extra large graham cracker crust is pretty much the best thing ever. Dulce de leche for the win!! 🙂
He he! Love your commentary David! 🙂
Oh, yum! I have to make these for my mom; she is obsessed with cheesecake 🙂
I bet she would really enjoy them Ashley!
They look so good! My entire family would love them.
I love your bit about the family history. Ah, I miss my grandparents so much.
Thanks Tamara, I miss mine too!
this look so good, thanks for the recipes #client
Thank you Daily!
These look so rich and delicious. I LOVE Dulce de Leche and I adore cheesecake so this sounds like a match made in heaven.
Oh yum!!! These sound amazing! 3 things I love in one! Cookies, Cheesecake, and Dulce de Leche! 🙂
Yes! A trifecta! Ha - thanks for stopping by Erin!
Those cookies look so great. It's really awesome that you had dinner with your grandmother as you were growing up. I loved visiting my Grammy when I was growing up. Thank you for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week.
Those look really good. My s/o's oldest son loves cheesecake. I'm always looking for new cheesecake recipes to try for him.
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I hope you try them Kori, people always ask me for the recipe for these.
These look so good!! Pinned it to try!! 🙂
Thanks for the pin Jamie! My family loves them and they do not last long in our house.