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Gingerbread Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

Nothing is as delicious as cheesecake, except of course, this Gingerbread Mini Cheesecakes recipe. I love the rich cheesecake flavor that goes so beautifully with the classic holiday treat of gingerbread. Make these little bites as a special dessert for your family or the perfect treat to take to holiday gatherings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigeration2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mini cheesecakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 2 8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 24 gingersnap cookies

Topping:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • mini gingerbread men cookies for decoration

Instructions

  • Line muffin tins with paper baking cups.* Place a gingersnap cookie in the bottom of each one. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat together the softened cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla until well blended.
  • Add the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and mix well.
  • Fill the muffin tins about 2/3 full with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before refrigerating for 2 hours.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
  • Remove the paper liners from the cheesecakes.
  • Spread the sour cream mixture over the top of the cheesecakes and decorate with the mini gingerbread men.
  • Serve chilled.

Notes

I find using parchment baking cups works really well for these little cheesecakes. They don’t stick at all.
I have used both Walmart’s Great Value brand gingersnap cookies and President’s Choice brand gingersnap cookies and both have fit perfectly in the bottom of a standard size muffin tin.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg