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Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

These Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes are super creamy with an eggnog filling, a chocolate crust, topped with whipped cream frosting that’s delicious and decorated so festive for the holiday season!

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

As the Christmas season gets closer, your favorite holiday eggnog drink turns into mini cupcakes and looks so pretty on the dessert table. Eggnog is a staple during the holidays and usually does not last long in our house.

how to make Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

We know most people like to drink it but have you ever baked with it? It’s so creamy and delicious in desserts plus so much flavor. I have so many more eggnog recipes to share as I create them and can’t wait for you to try them too! If you already have eggnog in the fridge give this recipe a try and if not add it to your grocery list. This recipe is definitely a favorite!

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Tips for Making Mini Cheesecakes

  • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature for this recipe. I like to take it out of the fridge a few hours before I bake.
  • Avoid using light or fat-free cream cheese. It tastes better with the real stuff.
  • Don’t skimp on the cooling and chill process. This is the most important process of the recipe to help it set. Make sure to cool it down after baking and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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Eggnog Cheesecake Ingredients

10 cacao biscuits – can also use Biscotti cookies, gingersnaps or graham crackers.
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 8oz block cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup eggnog
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cupcake Toppings

1 cup heavy cream
2tbsp powdered sugar
Melted chocolate
M&M’s

How to Make Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

In a food processor, blend cookies and melted butter, place at the bottom of each cupcake liner.

In a bowl, using whisk or a hand mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar until it gets a creamy texture. Add eggnog, vanilla extract, egg, nutmeg and cinnamon, keep whisking.

Divide batter between cupcake liners, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 20 mins.

When finished baking allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes and chill for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.

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Decorate the Cheesecakes

In a chilled bowl, whip the 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 tbsp powdered sugar for the topping.

Put the whipped cream in a piping bag and pipe on each cheesecake.

Melt the chocolate by heating them in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 seconds until fully melted.

Christmas Lights Eggnog Cheesecakes

Put the melted chocolate into a piping bag or a sealed ziplock bag with the corner snipped off and pipe melted chocolate on whipped cream making mini circles. Place M&M’s on chocolate circles to make Christmas lights.

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

These Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes are super creamy with an eggnog filling, a chocolate crust, topped with whipped cream frosting that's delicious and decorated so festive for the holiday season!

Ingredients

Eggnog Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 10 cacao biscuits - can also use Biscotti cookies, gingersnaps or graham crackers.
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 8oz block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cupcake Toppings

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2tbsp powdered sugar
  • Melted chocolate
  • M&M's

Instructions

    How to Make Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a food processor, blend cookies and melted butter, place at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  3. In a bowl, using whisk or a hand mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar until it gets a creamy texture. Add eggnog, vanilla extract, egg, nutmeg and cinnamon, keep whisking.
  4. Divide batter between cupcake liners, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 20 mins.
  5. When finished baking allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes and chill for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.

Decorate the Cheesecakes

  1. In a chilled bowl, whip the 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 tbsp powdered sugar for the topping.
  2. Put the whipped cream in a piping bag and pipe on each cheesecake.
  3. Melt the chocolate by heating them in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 seconds until fully melted.
  4. Put the melted chocolate into a piping bag or a sealed ziplock bag with the corner snipped off and pipe melted chocolate on whipped cream making mini circles. Place M&M's on chocolate circles to make Christmas lights.

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