Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

If you’re looking for a tasty dessert recipe that will knock your socks off.

These mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust are simple to make and are filled to the brim with holiday flavor.

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

I wanted to make a delicious version my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cups so when I found a tube of Gingerbread Cookie dough from Pillsbury I knew they would make a delicious base to a sweet eggnog cheesecake.

All I had to do what cut little discs of cookie dough from the roll for the crust.

Have I mentioned how easy this recipe is??

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Just whip up the quick eggnog cheesecake batter and spoon it over the gingerbread cookie crust.

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Bake them for just 20-25 minutes and let them cool.

I added just a tiny dash of rum extract to these cute little cheesecakes to give them that traditional eggnog flavor.

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

The cookie crust is soft and tender and pairs perfectly with the subtle eggnog cheesecake flavor.

Dress them up a little more with a dollop of whip cream on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Dessert couldn’t get any easier (OR TASTIER) than this!

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Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

These mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust are simple to make and are filled to the brim with holiday flavor.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1 Cookie Dough
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • rum extract
  • 1/3 cup, plus 1 tbsp Eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the gingerbread dough into 20 discs and gently press each disc of cookie dough into cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat your cream cheese and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, rum extract, eggnog, nutmeg and pinch of salt. Mix until blended. Scoop into prepared cups.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store covered in fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!
Notes
Serve with a dollop of whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon on top if desired!

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Cheesecake, cookie crust, eggnog, Gingerbread, mini
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
28 Responses
  1. Becky Land

    5 stars
    I made these for Thanksgiving and they were delicious. I used crushed gingersnaps for the crust – the Pillsbury gingerbread cookie dough was not available anywhere. They also did not have a strong egg nog flavor so I am considering reducing the vanilla and increasing the rum and nutmeg a little next time. Maybe 1/2 t vanilla, 1 t. rum and 1/2 nutmeg. Really good recipe.

  2. Portia

    I just made these for a party, with a soft ginger cookie recipe I found…. SO GOOD. I might add a tbs of flour next time to make the cheesecakes a little more dense. Other than that, amazing!

  3. Dana

    I am making these tomorrow for Christmas Eve dessert. I didn’t find the tube gingerbread dough but found the rolled out flats and will attempt to use those. Will cut to fit the bottom of muffin pan and layer until desired thickness. Anyone else use this? How did it turn out?! Thank you and excited to try!

  4. Lyn

    i’m going to make these using ginger snap cookies as a shortcut for the crust. I have made Petite Cheesecakes many times and used vanilla wafers for those.

  5. Barbara

    Are these done in regular size muffin cups or little baby mini cups – they sound like a wonderful “Grandma loves you” treat….yuummmmm….

  6. Carol

    So easy to made! Next time, I will reduce the thickness of the Gingerbread cookie crust. It seemed to overpower the taste of the cheesecake. I used Pumpkin Eggnog (it’s what I had on hand) and it was delicious! A dollop of whip cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon was a great presentation. Thanks for the fun recipe!

  7. Elle

    I don’t bake often – or ever – but I did have a quick question since I’m on a budget. I know I don’t need the rum extract for the recipe but would adding in a small amount of actual rum do the same thing, or would that vaporize or whatever it is alcohol does when you cook/bake it? (I’m not lying when I say I absolutely never cook/bake, lol, so sorry if this is a ridiculous question)

  8. jean m skaggs

    cant find gingergread dough roll anywhere in southlouisville. looked at walmart & Kroger. anybody out there who lives in Louisville, that can tell me where to find it? thanks! jean

    1. Patty

      I don’t live in Kentucky, but I found the Pillsbury gingerbread cookie dough at Safeway; don’t know if you have that chain there.

    2. Julie Thielmeier

      Jean,
      I found gingerbread cookie doughlast night at the meijerson preston. If you cant find it send me a message i bought an extra one your welcome to.

  9. Patty

    Tried to print out recipe for eggnog cheesecakes w/gingerbread crust, but no luck. Hit your print button, but there is nothing further to use to print. This is o. My IPad, which is usually pretty reliable, except I can’t print this. I tried creating some kind of account; filled in info, but nothing happened. Ca you help? Would like to try for New Years Eve dinner. Thanks.

    1. Shawn

      Hmmโ€ฆ I’m not quite sure why it’s not wanting to print for you? I tried it on my iPhone and iPad and it’s working fine for me. Is there a chance you could access the recipe on a desktop and try printing from there?

      1. Patty

        Unbelievable but after four tries, it finally worked and printed the recipe. Thank you anyway; gremlins finally took a rest. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Patty

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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