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Easy Gingerbread Cookie Cups

Want to have the cutest dessert at the holiday party? Or how about the most delicious AND cutest, the one that everyone asks for the recipe and wants you to make again! Check out these easy Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookie Cups!

You know that one person at EVERY holiday party who has the best desserts, always? Now you can have the best dessert and the most adorable one with this Easy Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookie Cup recipe!

Why You’ll Love These Gingerbread Cups

These are the sweetest looking and best tasting holiday treat, you’ll want to eat them all year round! Even better than that, they combine two of my favorite things in the world: gingerbread and cheesecake!

Gingerbread cheesecake cookie cups on white platter

One of my favorite holiday traditions is building gingerbread houses with the kids. Sure, it’s messy but it’s fun and such a sweet memory. The only negative is: we usually don’t end up eating the gingerbread houses. The cookies in the kits are usually dry and they get tossed at the end of the season.

With this easy gingerbread cookie cup recipe, you get the best of both worlds: the fun of decorating AND a delicious dessert.

I also love that you can just purchase the toppers for these on Amazon or make your own gingerbread cookies to add to the top and decorate. It’s totally up to you, personally…I go for the easiest option since we have two small children.

Gingerbread cheesecake cookie cups on white platter

How Should I Store These Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups?

I would recommend storing them in an airtight container in the fridge (due to the butter and cream cheese). Let them sit on the counter for about 2 hours before serving!

What if I Want to Make One Large Cheesecake Cup?

Simply add your cookie cup batter into a 9″ round cake or springform pan and fill with your cheesecake batter! Delicious!

Do I have to use cheesecake as the filling for these cookie cups?

You don’t! You can use whatever filling you’d like. Whether it’s a chocolate mousse, buttercream, etc. you get to customize these however you’d like!

If you want to purchase the adorable gingerbread people for the top of the cups, you can follow this link to purchase them!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups

Want to have the cutest dessert at the holiday party? Or how about the most delicious AND cutest, the one that everyone asks for the recipe and wants you to make again! Check out the best Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookie Cups!

Servings 16 cookie cups

Ingredients

Cookie Cup Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • small pinch of cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 12 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini cupcake pan with cooking spray

  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

  3. Add the molasses and egg, beat until well combined

  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, then to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined

  5. Make balls of about 2 tbsp. of cookie dough. And place into each muffin cup

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes

  7. Remove from oven and using a the back of a small teaspoon measuring spoon press in the cups of the cookie to form the bowl. Allow cookies to finish cooling

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  8. While cookies are cooling, make the cheesecake filling. Mix the cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, ginger and cinnamon together until smooth

  9. Pipe the cheesecake filling into cookie cups

  10. These are best stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve

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