Gingerbread Cheesecake Bite(s) me Winter

Are you in a rush and need a great dessert recipe?

Look no further. These gingerbread cheesecake bites from Created by Diane are so good, and everyone will think it took you hours to make and bake.

I searched around for the Pillsbury gingerbread dough (come on, we all have to cheat on “baking from scratch” once in a while) and when I couldn’t find it I was losing hope that it was too late in the season.

But I finally found it in one of the larger grocery stores (hallelujah!) and rushed home to make them right away.

Since it’s -4 degrees outside, I fell in love with the smell of these baking in my oven as I sipped my hot cup of coffee. Mmmm… Saturdays.

The original recipe said it makes 48, though mine only made 36.

What You Need

1 (30 oz) package Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookie Dough (refrigerated section) – or find a gingerbread recipe to make from scratch!
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
What You Need to Do

Roll two teaspoons of cookie dough into a ball for each cookie. Place balls of dough into paper lines mini cupcake/muffin pan. Make a well/indentation into each ball of dough with a flour dipped mini rolling pin or the back of a measurement teaspoon.
Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla. Place filling into a piping bag, cut off edge of bag. Place one teaspoon or so of filling into each area of cookie dough.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes or until cookie tested with tooth pick comes out almost clean.
Don’t over fill the cookies with filling as they will rise when baked.
Let cool before removing from cupcake pan.


13 Responses

  1. December 19, 2011 1:30 am #

    These sound so tasty! And I love anything that comes in bite size. It makes it easier to eat more but feel less guilty about it.

    • Rebecca the Cherry Picker
      December 19, 2011 1:37 am #

      I totally agree!

  2. Sarah
    December 19, 2011 2:02 am #

    I’m going to try this with snickerdoodle cookie dough! Thanks for the awesome idea!

    • Rebecca the Cherry Picker
      December 19, 2011 2:03 am #

      Great idea!!!

  3. December 19, 2011 6:59 am #

    These looks so easy and delicious! I NEED to try gingerbread cheesecake :)

    • Rebecca the Cherry Picker
      December 19, 2011 2:56 pm #

      Thanks!!! It’s delicious and so so easy.

  4. gail
    December 31, 2011 6:12 pm #

    They look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. January 6, 2012 9:10 pm #

    I made these using Trader Joe’s Gingerbread mix (mixed as cookie dough) and served them at a Christmas Eve party. They were a BIG hit!

    • Rebecca the Cherry Picker
      January 6, 2012 9:11 pm #

      That’s great to hear!!! I have never heard of that mix, but glad it exists. Happy your little love bites were such a hit!

  6. November 3, 2012 10:37 pm #

    Since these are made with cream cheese, I’m guessing they’d need to be refrigerated when not being consumed. So, maybe not such a good idea as part of a cookie tin gift?

    • Rebecca the Cherry Picker
      November 9, 2012 3:22 am #

      Hi Veann,

      Yes probably not. While they are baked, they won’t spoil quite as quickly but best not left out for 24 hours+

  7. December 13, 2012 3:46 am #

    Should this be 8 oz of cream cheese? 2 cups of sugar seems an awful lot for 4 oz. Thanks! Looks great!

    • Rebecca the Cherry Picker
      January 18, 2013 2:30 pm #

      Yep the measurements are in fact correct :)

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