Walnut Cheesecake Cookies

These Walnut Cheesecake Cookies are a delicious and easy to make treat! The perfect combination of sweet and savory, they are perfect for any occasion. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these cookies come together quickly and will be loved by all!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups finely chopped walnuts, toasted if desired
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves


1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and egg yolk until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and salt.

2. Gradually mix in the confectioners’ sugar, then the flour to make a stiff dough. Chill the dough for 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

4. Shape the dough into 30 one-inch balls. Beat an egg white until foamy and dip each ball into it before rolling in chopped nuts of your choice . Arrange 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and press down slightly in the center of each with your thumb .

5Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies begin to brown on bottom . Carefully remove to wire rack and while still hot , fill each depression with 1/2 teaspoon of apricot preserves or your favorite jam .

Nutrition Facts

  • Total Fat: 44 g
  • Saturated Fat: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 109 mg
  • Sodium: 271 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 54 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 34 g
  • Protein: 7g
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Walnut Cheesecake Cookies

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