Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on January 19, 2012

Love is in the air. As is snow. And cold wind. And icy rain.

But mostly, it’s love, because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

I can see the boxes of terrible chocolate flying off the shelves, purchase by husbands, boyfriends, significant others who don’t understand that all chocolate is NOT created equal. It’s not.

It’s not.

It’s. Not.

Trust me, I’ve had years of experience taste-testing chocolate. I’m basically an expert.

Anyway, Valentine’s Day is all about chocolate and sweets. And love, yes, of course. But mostly it’s about chocolate. And sweets.

Which is why it’s my favorite holiday. After my birthday. And Christmas. And my boys’ birthdays.

Actually, any day with chocolate and sweets is my favorite holiday. But Valentine’s Day is an actual holiday, so it’s staying on my list of favorites.

Anyway. Again.

I’ve been dying to make these cookies for the longest time. Pudding cookies. Typically chocolate chip cookies, but, well, I don’t do typical. If I see a recipe, I have to change it at least a little. Put my mark on it. Because I’m like that. I can’t leave good enough alone.

And so, these were created.

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups Recipe

They sound all fancy, don’t they? Well, I have a secret. They aren’t fancy. They are super easy. Kid-friendly easy. And yet the taste, well, that’s fancy. Really, anything that tastes like cheesecake is fancy though.

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups


What makes these cookies so great? Cheesecake-flavored instant pudding and Raspberry Hugs. Two of my favorite flavors in the entire world. And chocolate. Of course.

I’d like to tell you that I made these cookies for those I love. But it would be a lie. I made them for myself. Because I love raspberry, chocolate and cheesecake. Also, I love Valentine’s Day. Which I think should make these the official Valentine’s Day cookies.

Don’t you think?

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 60 cookies

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Raspberry Hershey's Hugs, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugars. Add the pudding mix, eggs and vanilla extract, mixing to combine.
  3. Add the flour and baking soda. Mix well.
  4. Fill the cups of a mini-cupcake pan about 3/4 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the middle is set and the edges are a very light golden brown.
  5. Immediately after removing from the oven, press a Hug, upside down, into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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1 carolinaheartstrings January 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Those look so great. And I am with you. No all chocolate is not equal. We will be back to link up our Sweet Taste of Saturday treat!

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I can’t wait to see what it is!

3 Melissa @ The Alchemist January 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Those cookie cups look delicious!

4 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Thanks Melissa!

5 JeNae January 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

OMG…I need to make these!

6 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

They are so easy!

7 JeNae @ The Terrace Housewife January 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I made them tonight, and they were fantastic! I love the flavor!

8 Susan @ The Weekly Sweet Experiment January 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I love chocolate too! I just saw the raspberry hugs in the store and was wondering how I was going to use them. You answered that for me! Thanks for hosting!

9 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

LOL! Glad I could help.

10 Jocelyn January 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I have a bag of Raspberry Hugs in my cupboard just waiting for the right recipe…hello cheesecake pudding cookies:-) These sound awesome!!! Thank you for hosting!!!

11 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm

You are welcome Jocelyn! Enjoy the cookies.

12 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust January 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I need to make those. Pronto! I have been craving cookies in the WORST way. Thanks for hosting!

13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I know what you mean. Cookie cravings and brownie cravings are the worst for me.

14 Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos January 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

These look just perfect! Love this combo!

15 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Thanks Becca! And thanks for linking up.

16 Christina January 20, 2012 at 7:43 am

Wow! Those cookie cups sure look delicious! Thanks for hosting!

17 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Thanks for linking up Christina!

18 Winnie January 20, 2012 at 7:49 am

It’s very creative and unique, and I love raspberries :)

19 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thanks Winnie!

20 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids January 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

Those cookies are adorable, and they look delicious, too!

21 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thanks Natalie!

22 Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more January 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

thanks for the link party I so want to make these cups but with the cookie and cream kisses.

23 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 21, 2012 at 9:27 pm

That would be wonderful too! That’s the best thing about this recipe, you can change up the flavor combination so easily.

24 Jerri January 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

These look scrumptious! Thanks for hosting!

25 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks for stopping by and linking up Jerri!

26 Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers January 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Thanks so much for stopping by Design, Dining + Diapers. I am now addicted to browsing through all of your recipes! I just linked up a few. Consider me your newest follower :)

27 Allison @ Alli 'n Son January 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks for stopping by and linking up! So glad to have you as a follower.

28 Ann* January 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

I love cheese cake and these look SO good I cant wait to try them . They are nice for a different Valentines
Day treat to.

29 Erin @ Making Memories January 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

Oh my heck! I need to go find some raspberry Kisses right now!!! These sound wonderful!

30 marissa January 25, 2012 at 11:29 pm

ooh I picked up some of these yesterday they are SO good I hope you’ll link this up at my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

31 Miz Helen January 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Your Raspberry Cheesecake cups look very pretty and very tasty. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

32 Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board January 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

These are so cute and creative! I’m not sure if I can find raspberry hugs but I imagine they’d be delicious with any kind!

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