I didn't realize how much I truly loved cheesecake until I made my Lime Cheesecake Shooters, which were absolutely amazing! I decided that I needed to create another quick and easy cheesecake recipe that was individual sized. These Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups are made using cookie dough and a super simple lavender & lemon cheesecake recipe that will have you looking for more.
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Lavender & Lemon Cookie Cups
In order to make this recipe super simple, I used Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough. I simply greased the inside of a cupcake tray and then lined it with the sugar cookie dough. The sugar cookie cup is the perfect way to package the lavender & lemon cheesecake. The cup was thick enough that it didn't get soft holding the cheesecake. Plus, it added a bit more sweetness to the cheesecake.
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Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups
- Pillsbury refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
- 8 oz cream cheese room temp
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Grease a cupcake tray and line the tray with the sugar cookie dough and bake for 10 minutes.
- Combine the cream cheese, greek yogurt and sugar and blend together.
- Add in the lemon and lavender essential oil and lemon juice to the cream cheese mixture and combine.
- Allow the cream cheese mixture to chill in refrigerator for an hour and then add to cooled cookie cups.
- Garnish with a lemon slice and serve.
If you love lavender then you'll certainly want to check out these Lavender Recipes!