Peppermint Cheesecake Bites
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Today we’re celebrating the holiday season with a delicious recipe for peppermint cheesecake bites. But this isn’t just any old cheesecake recipe, we’re using Pepperidge Farm® Classic Collection of cookies for our crust, and we’re topping each peppermint cheesecake bite with Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Candy Cane cookies! This cheesecake recipe is absolutely bursting with flavor!
Bonus! We’re also sharing an amazing collection of cookies that will make you the hostess with the mostest!
We know the holidays can be a stressful time with all the party planning, the need to find inspiration and make each day feel a little special. Pepperidge Farm® cookies are the special touch that every home needs during the holidays. They add to your overall holiday theme and style, creating an easy cookie platter that screams holidays has never been more simple!
Peppermint Cheesecake Bites
The ultimate cookie cheesecake crust begins with only the best premium cookies from Pepperidge Farm. We’re using Pepperidge Farm Classic Collection for our cheesecake crust.
Cheesecake Cookie Crust
A simple cookie mixture will create the perfect crust for our cheesecake.
Place the cookies in a zipper bag and roll with a rolling pin until finely crushed. Alternatively, use a food processor or knife to process the cookies.
Combine the crust ingredients – butter, brown sugar, flour and processed cookies with an electric hand mixer, pack the mixture into a 9×9 baking dish
Bake the cookie crust in the oven for about 11 minutes.
While the cookie crust is baking, we’ll prepare our cheesecake mixture! Combine cream cheese, egg, sugar, vanilla, peppermint and milk with a mixer.
Note: Beat the cream cheese and sugar together, then beat in the other ingredients.
Once the crust is done baking and the cheesecake filling is ready, you can pour the filling directly into the pan over the hot crust. Return the pan to the oven to finish baking.
When the cheesecake is done baking remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. I like to place my pan on a wire cooling rack. Once it’s cooled to room temperature, place the cheesecake in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least 1 hour.
Before your guests arrive, remove the cheesecake from the refrigerator and cut into 2 inch squares, or better yet, use a circle cookie cutter. Top the peppermint cheesecake bites with chopped Pepperidge Farm Milano Candy Cane cookies and if you’d like, a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
15 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare 9x9 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray
- Beat softened butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer
- Add flour and crushed Pepperidge Farm Cookies, beat until you have a coarse crumb mixture
- Press mixture into prepared 9x9 baking pan and bake for 11 minutes
- Cream sugar and cream cheese in a bowl
- Add egg, milk and peppermint extract; beat until incorporated
- Pour over hot crust and return to oven
- Bake 25 minutes
- Remove from oven, cool completely and then refrigerate until chilled
- Once chilled, cut and top with coarsely chopped Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Candy Cane Cookies
Next time you’re at Target, don’t forget to grab the whole line up of Pepperidge Farm cookies in the holiday packaging. Serve your cheesecake bites on a platter or table spread with other tasty Pepperidge Farm cookies.
The Chocolate Collection contains an assortment of seven cookie varieties including Milano Double Chocolate, Milano, Chocolate Dipped Lisbon, Bordeaux, Lido, Geneva and Orleans cookies.
Pepperidge Farm Classic Collection with 9 delicious cookie varieties including Chessman, Bordeaux, Brussels, Milano, Geneva, Lisbon, Lido, Pirouette and Orleans.
The Pepperidge Farm Ginger Family, which is a fun family shaped cookies.
Crispy and delicious chocolate flaked curls loaded with a chocolate fudge filling!
Milano Candy Cane
Let us not forget the Pepperidge Farm® Milano Candy Cane cookies! A crisp Milano cookie with rich chocolate and a peppermint twist that is perfect for the holidays!
Whether you’re making peppermint cheesecake bites with the Pepperidge Farm Classic Collection Cookies and Pepperidge Farm Milano Candy Cane cookies or you’re serving a beautiful cookie platter, Pepperidge Farm big variety of holiday cookies will help you become the master of presentation and leave a lasting, memorable, impression on your family and holiday guests!
Which Pepperidge Farm cookies are your favorite?