Friday, December 9, 2016

No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake

Looking for an easy and festive holiday dessert?  These No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes are perfect!

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Stop the presses!  I hope you haven't decided all your holiday desserts yet because you are going to love these easy no-bake mini gingerbread cheesecakes.  They come together quick and make a great addition to your festive table that your family and guests will love.  So go ahead and still make all the cookies you want but leave room for these super cute mini desserts!

I have to admit I haven't started baking yet.  We have some family favorites, like these Italian Pepper cookies (made with real pepper and recipe passed down from my grandmother), Triple Ginger Chocolate and a new one from last year called Triple Chocolate Peppermint.  I'll be breaking out the flour and getting these done soon.  Everyone in our family loves cookies and I definitely don't want to disappoint them!

On Christmas Eve we have our friends over and at the end of the night is when we break out the cookies.  Steph brings her family favorites and I have mine.  It's a great way to end the night.  Last year for something different I went to our local ice cream shop and bought some gingerbread ice cream that everyone loved.  So I know these mini cheesecakes will be a hit as well.

I think this is one of my favorite photos from my shoot.  Doesn't it look like this gingerbread man is lounging in a tub taking a bubble bath :)   Ha - little does he know he is about to get eaten!

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No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecakes

Looking for an easy and festive holiday dessert? These No Bake Gingerbread Cheesecakes are perfect!
prep time: 30 MINScook time: 0 MINStotal time: 30 mins


  • 1/2 cup crushed ginger snap cookies (about 10)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 5 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 8 ounces cool whip divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • sprinkles
  • small gingerbread candies


  1. Combine the crushed ginger snaps with the melted butter and divide between six 4 ounce glasses
  2. Place in freezer while making filling
  3. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, 4 ounces of cool whip, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered sugar
  4. Mix well with an electric beater
  5. Remove cups from freeze and divide mixture between cups (about 3-4 tablespoons in each)
  6. Use remaining cool whip as a topping and top with sprinkles if desired
  7. Let set about 2 hours in refrigerator before enjoying
NOTE:  I found my glass cups at Crate and Barrel and they are about 4 ounce size (no affiliate link)
Inspired from: Eat-Drink-Love
Created using The Recipes Generator

You can also serve these in different ways.  First up are these are plain with the mixture and cool whip topping.  They still look cute, right?  (A dusting of nutmeg would be a great addition)

Next you can jazz them up a bit with sprinkles -  because you know everything is better with them!

But to really make them festive, add a small gingerbread man (or gal!) on top - I found these at Target.

Grab a spoon and dig in!

No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes


  1. This is such a cute idea and it looks delicious! Pinning for later :) Happy Holidays :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  2. Yum! These look like a really easy dessert to make!

  3. These are just adorable--pinned! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are so stinkin' adorable! I bet they are delicious too! Thanks so much for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Have a Happy New Year!


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