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Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups ~ This sweet and easy to make dessert is a great treat for the entire family and includes a surprising ingredient that will give you a boost of vitamin C.
School starts earlier here in Florida than we are used to. Because of that I have already started getting ready to avoid any mishaps once the kids begin the school year in their new school. Back to school shopping is almost completely done. I love that I can head out to Walmart and find everything I need in just one store. Besides school supplies, clothes and uniforms, some of the products I like to stock up on to always have at home are Emergen-C and ChapSticks because no child of mine is going to school with chapped lips. Back to school is a time where households start a new routine and get exposed to new germs. I like to proactively guard against illness, so I make sure to always have items (and delicious treats) that help my family feel better when sickness strikes.
A yummy little treat I really like to make during back to school time are these Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups that my family and I really enjoy. These Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups are not only delicious, but they are also healthy!
I’ll let you in on a little secret. When I make this dessert, I add a small pack of Emergen-C fizzy drink mix to the strawberry cheesecake mixture to add a boost of vitamins right into the dessert. This particular batch of cookie cups, I made for myself. But when making it for the kids, I make sure to use Emergen-C Kidz. Emergen-C is packed with B vitamins, antioxidants, electrolytes plus more vitamin C than 10 oranges. With over 20 flavors, you have plenty of delicious varieties to choose from.*
So, of course, who wouldn’t want a dessert that tastes great, but can make you feel good too?
The best part is that it is so simple to make and completely hassle free. Just take some refrigerated sugar cookie dough and shape it into a small ball, press on the center of the dough with your finger and begin to shape into a cup. Place the dough in a mini muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
For the filling, mix together cream cheese, cool whip, fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, vanilla and 1 pack Emergen-C fizzy drink mix until it’s all well combined. Add mix to a piping bag and pipe the mixture into the cookie cups. Top with some more fresh strawberries and sliced almonds to add a little crunch, if you’ll like. That’s it! Isn’t that simple?
Now go ahead. Eat them all! Trust me. It’ll be hard to contain yourself.
- 1 pack refrigerated cookie dough, 24 count
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ½ tub cool whip, thawed
- ½ cup fresh strawberries, cubed, more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pack (0.32 oz.) Emergen-C fizzy drink mix, tropical flavor
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a mini muffins pan and set aside.
- Place a cookie dough round in the palm of your hand and roll into a ball. Press the center of the dough with your finger to shape into a cup. Carefully, place the cookie dough cup in the mini muffin pan. Repeat with remaining cookie dough rounds.
- Bake until cookies have set and turn slightly golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
- In a medium bowl and using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, cool whip, strawberries, strawberry jam, vanilla and Emergen-C. Add the mixture into a piping bag.
- Pipe the filling into cookie cups. Top with strawberries and sliced almonds, if desired.
- Serve immediately.
Go ahead and give Emergen-C a try. Click HERE to get a coupon and save some money! You can also get a coupon for ChapSticks by clicking HERE. ChapStick softens and protects lips every day with 11 moisturizing ingredients. SPF 12 provides UVB protection. Hydrating formula contains aloe and vitamin E. I keep a bunch of them at home because my kids keep losing theirs and need a replacement about every week or two.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.