These mini Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites are easy to make with a gingersnap cookie crust and adorned with a cute gingerbread man cookie on top.
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There are 2 parts to this recipe:
- Making the Cheesecake
- Mixing the Icing
For this recipe you will need the following kitchen tools:
- Stand mixer, or large bowl and hand mixer
- Muffin tins
- Parchment baking cups
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Icing spatula
Gingerbread Cheesecake Ingredients
- cream cheese
- lemon juice
- vanilla extract
- spices: ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves
- gingersnap cookies
- sour cream
- powdered sugar
- mini gingerbread men cookies
How to Make Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites
Preheat oven to 375F.
Line muffin tins with parchment baking cups. (You can use other baking cups, but parchment will keep the cheesecake from sticking once done baking.) Place a gingersnap cookie in the bottom of each one. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla extract 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 extract to make the icing.
Remove the paper liners from the cheesecakes.
Using an icing spatula or a knife, spread the icing over the top of the cheesecakes and decorate with the mini gingerbread men.
Tips for Cheesecake Bites
- Both Walmart’s Great Value brand gingersnap cookies and President’s Choice brand gingersnap cookies fit perfectly in the bottom of a standard size muffin tin.
- Keep the Gingerbread Cheesecakes in the fridge and serve chilled.
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