"Gimme Thrive" Cheesecake Bites

by Julie Finlayson on May 5, 2016
Julie Finlayson
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Description:

Sophisticated, yet easy! Top with your favorite reconstituted Thrive fruit. Makes 3 dozen.

Serves: 18

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 16 min

Total Time: 31 min

Total Time:
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
31 min
15 min
16 min
* Adjusting the servings on a recipe adjusts only the first measurement for each ingredient, and does not adjust any measurements in the directions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/3 c. Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Powder - Spice Can
  • 1/4 tsp. Classic Lemonade (Seasonal)
  • 1/2 c. THRIVE Cane SugarTHRIVE Cane Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 36 sli. THRIVE Strawberry Slices - Freeze DriedTHRIVE Strawberry Slices - Freeze Dried


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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixer, cream the butter for a few minutes until smooth and fluffy. Add in water and egg and mix well, scraping down sides part way through.
  3. Add in the sugar cookie mix. Mix well, until dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl.
  4. Using a 1.25"-diameter cookie scoop, place a scoop of cookie dough into each mini muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 16 minutes.
  6. Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven, use a melon baller to make a bowl-like indentation in each cookie.
  7. Using a spoon, carefully lift out cookie cups and place on wire rack to cool.
  8. In a mixer, blend cream cheese, vanilla powder, Lemonade powder, cane sugar, and heavy cream until well-mixed.
  9. Spoon cream cheese mixture into cooled cookie cups.
  10. Rehydrate strawberry slices, drain, and place a slice atop each little cheesecake.