Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies

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Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies

I’m taking a Lemon Cheesecake and turning it into a cookie! These Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies have a zest of lemon flavor with a creamy cheesecake filling. They are light, refreshing, and citrus-y and insanely delicious! Your going to want to drop everything and go make them!

A bucket of #Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies at sewlicioushomedecor.com

Today is special.


Because I put a fun twist on Lemon Cheesecake. That’s reason enough, right?

and this recipe is almost too easy.


that’s two reasons.

A cup full of #Lemon Pudding Cheesecake #Cookies sewlicioushomedecor.com

who says everything has to be made from scratch?

Not me

I can perfect any cake mix in a box and you’ll never be able to tell the difference.

Let’s call it having your cake and eating it too.

Citrusy #Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies at sewlicioushomedecor.com

With only a few ingredients you’ll be able to have these made in no time.

and they will make you happy.

The only problem is I can’t stop eating them. Help!

Want more? Try these Strawberry Pudding Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Pudding Cheesecake Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

A creamy burst of lemon zest all wrapped up in a soft, moist cookie.


  • 1 Super Moist White Cake Mix
  • (don't prepare mix as indicated on the box, follow these instructions instead)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil. (not butter)
  • 1 3.4-oz. box of Lemon Jello instant pudding

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1/2 of one 8oz. package of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened or melted slightly
  • 1/2 tsp.lemon juice
  • 2 Cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, instant pudding mix, eggs, and vegetable oil. Mix and then knead with your hands. It will form a dough. Cover in saran wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.


  1. Combine cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Mix with a mixer until thick and creamy.
  2. Spoon out about 1 teaspoon and place on a cookie sheet. Put in the freezer for a couple of hours to set.
  3. When cheesecake filling is ready, prepare your cookies.
  4. Scoop out 1-2 tablespoons of cookie dough. Roll into balls then flatten into a circle. Fill with the cream cheese filling balls, then roll it up into a ball.
  5. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 8-12 minutes. Depending on the size of your balls.The tops won't brown, but the bottom will. Right when you take them out of the oven, press them down to form a round cookie shape.


Serve warm. Store remaining cookies in an air tight container and put in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Cookies Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

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  1. Made a double batch of these delicious lemon cookies and took them to work. Everyone loved them. Can't wait to make them again.
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  11. OMG, girl!! These look INCREDIBLE. Pinned!
  12. I would be happy to eat these until I am sick. I love all things lemon!
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  15. this looks divine! I made sure to favorite this recipe for future use! -Warren, Blog to Taste
  16. Two words... mind blown!! I can see why you can't stop eating these, Marti! They look insanely dangerously good! (Did that make sense?! hehe) I really love the creative filling inside. I love cake mix cookies... they are so super moist! Pinning these babies, but printing out first! (Your photos are amazing!)
    • Gloria, you are the sweetest person! I love it when Gloria comes to visit!! Yes, unfortunately I know exactly what insanely dangerously good means! haha
  17. i like lemon too!
  18. These cookies look and sounds DELICIOUS !! We love lemon flavos in sweets, but I've never actually eaten such cookies with cream cheese inside.

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