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!

Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

Yield: makes 20 mini cheesecakes

Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the gingerbread dough into 20 discs and gently press each disc of cookie dough into cupcake liners. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store covered in fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!

Notes from Shawn

Serve with a dollop of whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon on top if desired!

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  1. 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.

    • Hmm… 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?

      • Unbelievable but after four tries, it finally worked and printed the recipe. Thank you anyway; gremlins finally took a rest. :)


  2. What a terrific holiday dessert! I love your crust idea

  3. Yummmm!!! I seriously want to reach into my computer for one…ok, for two :-)

  4. jean m skaggs says:

    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

    • 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.

  5. These look adorable and yummy!

  6. Genius recipe!!

  7. This looks so delicious! Two of my favourite things. I can’t wait to try it out.

  8. they look yummy!

  9. 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)

  10. These look delicious!! Recipe says mini cupcakes. Are these like bitesize?

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