Mini Holiday Eggnog Cheesecakes

My son and I decided to try making some mini eggnog cheesecakes that would make the perfect Christmas treats. 


We had made mini cheesecakes for both mine and Evan's birthdays this year and found that mini cheesecakes are just perfect for serving at parties.  

We figured that by adding eggnog and a cinnamon/cranberry swirl these would be just perfect for the holidays. 

Ingredients (all at room temperature):

12 Oreo cookies 

12 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup eggnog

1 Tablespoon flour

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 whole berry cranberry sauce 

We lined our cupcake pan with some liners and placed one Oreo in each cup then set it aside. we preheated our oven to 325 and started making the cheesecake batter. 


In the stand mixer we combined the cream cheese with the sugar.  Then slowly added in the eggnog, flour, vanilla, salt, and egg.  It is a very watery cheesecake; in fact I questioned if they would come out OK in the end.  But they did!


In a small bowl we combined the cinnamon and the cranberry sauce then gently swirled it into our cheesecake mixture. 



Using the cupcake scoop we filled each cupcake liner and baked them for 18-20 minutes until outsides were set and centers were still a bit jiggly.  We turned off the oven and cracked open the oven door; letting them cool to room temperature slowly. 



The cheesecake sunk a bit as they cooled but not a single one cracked. 


The swirls seemed to have cooked away but I could see flecks of cinnamon and lots of cranberry chunks. 




Then we popped them in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving them with a dollop of whipped cream. 




The flavors were delicious; Oreo, cranberry, eggnog, and a hint of cinnamon mixed with that creamy cheesecake texture.  YUM!

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Comments

  1. It sounds like sunch a wonderful combination of flavors. It would be a great treat at a party for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. These look so good! What a wonderful treat! #MMBC

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  3. I have made something similar before and they are always a huge hit! I love your recipe and they look delicious!

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  4. These sound perfect, I love the Oreo crust trick, such a good one and your combo of flavors is holiday perfect! Pinning to try soon I hope!!
    Jenna

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    1. It does save time in not having to whip up a crust too.

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  5. These look incredible! My mouth is watering :)

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  6. These look delicious! I love the idea of individual desserts for the holidays.

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    1. I find they work so much better; especially with a crowd of people

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  7. I love cheesecake any kind of way and these look quite yummy for my tummy! Lol! Thanks for sharing - it's a must try recipe!

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    1. Me too! I have yet to find a cheesecake I don't like.

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  8. I love cheesecake so much. I've never tried one with cranberry sauce. Sounds wonderul.

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    1. We had never tried cheesecake with cranberry sauce either but I thought they might taste great together; and they did!

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  9. What a lovely holiday dessert idea Joanne. Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them.

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  10. Ohh! These sound perfect for over Christmas! What a delicious treat x

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  11. These look delicious and I love that you could make different combinations of these.

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  12. My goodness. They look good. Using an Oreo in the base is brilliant. #mmbc

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  13. These sounds just gorgeous, some of my favourite flavours.

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    1. Mine too! I love any sort of cheesecake though.

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  14. Pinned. I have to try these . I love cranberries.

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  15. I love the idea of using Oreos in the bottom for crust. Thank you for the recipe! Pinning for later -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  16. Those look delish!! You must have incredible self control with so many awesome things coming out of your kitchen! I'd be waddling (more than I do now).

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    1. It's not easy and I am definitely noticing those numbers on the scale creeping up...

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  17. First of all, I'm so happy your website is working again for me! Yay! Second, these look so delicious! I wish I could grab one through the screen to eat it.

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    1. It was for me too today; I don't think I did anything differently though so maybe it was a Blogger glitch?! I'm so glad you think they look yummy. My boys gobbled them right up.

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  18. I love the idea of eggnog cheesecake, but I would have to swap out the Oreo with a graham cracker or Nilla wafer. I don't know how but I lost my taste for Oreos. I would also love to try this with blueberry!

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    1. I had wanted to make a crumb crust using Biscoff cookies as I thought the flavor in them would pair perfectly with the cheesecake but Alec just loves Oreos and so I let him use his creative license and save a few extra steps too. These would be amazing with blueberries!

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    2. Biscoff crumble and then mixed with caramel and cranberries! Drooling over here lol.

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  19. Those are so delicate and pretty. And just the right amount of dessert without blowing the diet. You guys bake the most delicious treats over there.

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    1. Thank you! Though they do sort of blow the diet when you eat more than one of them... not that I would know anything about that though. ;)

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  20. Eggnog and cheesecake are my two favorite things in all the earth!

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  21. These look amazing, Joanne! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and please have a safe, healthy, and happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your lovely posts with us on Farm Fresh Tuesdays this year!

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    1. Thank you! We made some similar ones for Christmas eve but we subbed out the cranberry sauce for 1/2 cup Heath chips. They were a huge hit!

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  22. Thanks for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Your cheesecakes are one of my features from the Christmas Blog Hop. See you at this week's hop!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

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  23. I can feel the weight gain already just looking at it. Yum!

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