Golden Girls Cheesecake Cookies
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Golden Girls Cheesecake Cookies

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Once upon a time in Miami, four sassy ladies changed the meaning of friendship, laughter, and of course, dessert – namely, cheesecake. If there’s one thing that can rival their witty banter and infectious camaraderie, it’s their undeniable obsession with this creamy, decadent treat. As I embarked on creating my own tribute to these extraordinary women, I couldn’t help but marvel at how they turned a simple dessert into an iconic symbol of their bond.

Picture this: four fabulous ladies gathered around a kitchen table, tales of their escapades filling the air. Dorothy’s dry humor, Blanche’s zest for life, Rose’s naive wit, and Sophia’s sarcastic jabs became the perfect recipe for comedic gold. But what truly bound them together, like the cream cheese in a cheesecake, was their shared love for this heavenly creation.

It seemed that no matter the hour or the predicament they found themselves in, cheesecake always had a place in their lives. Late-night confessions? Cheesecake. Heartbreaks and triumphs? Cheesecake. Celebrating another day of surviving each other’s shenanigans? You guessed it – cheesecake. It became their constant, their unsung hero, their ultimate comfort food.

Now, as a mere mortal blessed with basic baking skills, I pondered how I could do justice to these legendary women and their insatiable appetite for cheesecake. Suddenly, inspiration struck like a well-timed punchline. What if I combined the flavors that reflected their individual personalities, creating a cookie-centric homage to their unique camaraderie?

First up, we have Dorothy, the voice of reason and sarcasm incarnate. Her cookie had to embody sophistication with a touch of bite. So, I created a rich chocolate base, infused with a hint of espresso to pack that extra punch. As you take a bite, the sudden realization hits you – this cookie isn’t all sweetness and sugar; it’s got a backbone.

Next came Blanche, the embodiment of Southern charm and seduction. Her cookie had to capture her vivacious spirit and passion for life. So, I added a dash of cinnamon to the dough, creating a warm and sultry sensation. Just like Blanche’s irresistible allure, this cookie leaves you longing for another taste, craving for more.

Ah, Rose. The epitome of innocence and naivety. Her cookie had to reflect her sweet nature without being too complex. Thus, I infused the batter with delicate notes of vanilla, blending simplicity and flavor into one delightful bite. Eating this cookie feels like a warm embrace from a trusted friend, leaving you feeling genuinely cared for.

Lastly, we have Sophia, the wise-cracking matriarch whose wit could cut through steel. Her cookie had to pack a punch, leaving you chuckling in delight. Cue the surprise ingredient: a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This sassy addition adds a subtle kick that catches you off guard, just like one of Sophia’s infamous zingers.

As each distinct cookie emerged from the oven, I couldn’t help but envision the Golden Girls gathered around their beloved kitchen table, devouring these treats while sharing laughter and stories. These cookies, united in their diversity yet bonded by their shared base recipe, symbolize the remarkable bond between those four incredible women.

I implore you to consider the power of dessert. Let it bring people together, just like cheesecake united the Golden Girls. And if you ever find yourself yearning for a taste of their magical friendship, whip up a batch of these delectable cookies and savor each bite. As you do, let their laughter and wisdom echo in your heart, proving that when it comes to dessert and friendship, everything is sweeter when shared with those we love.

Golden Girls Cheesecake Cookies

Golden Girls Cheesecake Cookies

All the flavor you expect in a powdered sugar cookie form!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 1 block 1 cup room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place parchment paper on two baking sheets and set aside.
  • Place the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Beat for at least 2 – 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sugar and continue to mix on medium speed.
  • Now add the eggs. Slowly work them in on low speed.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place parchment paper on two baking sheets and set aside.
  • Work in the dry ingredients, half at a time, pausing in-between to scrape the edges of the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Don’t overmix but do make sure the flour is fully incorporated.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to place dough balls on the cookie sheet.
  • Place in preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 12-13 minutes or until cookies start to turn golden brown. You don’t want to over cook these.
  • Remove and place cookie sheet on wire rack to cool.
  • Transfer cookies directly to cooling rack.
  • Once they’ve cooled for a few minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container. They should stay fresh up to 2 – 3 days. If you prefer to refrigerate, make sure they’re in a ziplock or other airtight bag.
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