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gingerbread amaretto mini cheesecakes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

The basic recipe for these Lil desserts came from the cookbook PHILADELPHIA CHEESECAKES,APPETIZERS & MORE. Because I had bought these Nabisco Gingerbread sandwich cookies, I wanted to incorporate them into the dessert. So I crushed them & used them as the crust. I love desserts with Amaretto & used that as a flavor enhancer. I topped them with cherry pie filling, you can use other flavors as well. This was a perfect ending dessert to COMPLETE my Valentines Dinner, since I had also made a CRAN-BLUEBERRY PIE. My husband loved the perfectly set table & SPECIAL VALENTINES DINNER MENU.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gingerbread amaretto mini cheesecakes

  • 12
    vanilla wafers or chocolate sandwich cookies (i used 2 sleeves gingerbread cookies from a 15 1/4 oz pkg)
  • 1 lb
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar (i used 3/4 cup)
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temperarure
  • 3 Tbsp
    almond flavored liqueur ( or 2 teaspoon amaretto extract)
  • 1 can
    cherry pie filling (will not need it all)

How To Make gingerbread amaretto mini cheesecakes

  • 1
    This is the book where the original recipe came from. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. NOTE: ORIGINAL RECIPE MADE 12 REGULAR SIZE MUFFIN TIN CHEESECAKES. I USED MINI MUFFIN TINS AND MADE 48 DESSERTS.
  • 2
    These are the cookies that I crushed in a zip lock bag using a meat mallet, to use in this recipe . You may want to use a food processor for this step.
  • 3
    These are the other basic ingredients for this recipe.
  • 4
    Line a mini tart pan with paper liners. You will need 48. Add about 1 teaspoon or so of crushed cookie crumbs to each liner. Using a mini tart press, firmly press crushed cookies into bottom of each paper liner, and set aside till needed.
  • 5
    Combine other ingredients, cream cheese, eggs extract & sugar, and beat together with a hand mixer till blended. Using a teaspoon carefully fill each cup with cheese filling.
  • 6
    Place in preheated 350 degrees F oven & bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until center is almost set.
  • 7
    Remove from oven, cool completely about 3 hours or so, then top with fresh fruit or canned pie filling as desired.