Monday, May 11, 2015

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites

This one is going to take you a ways back to Christmas time! :) These were honestly my new favorite Christmas cookie... I like to try a few new recipes each year and there are a lot of recipes that I try once and don't make again. There are a handful that I try and know that they are going to be made year after year - these are in that category!! They were scrumptious, pretty to look at and a hit every where that I took them.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites
(Recipe found on pinterest via

1 (30 ounces) package Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookie Dough (refrigerated section) or I used this recipe...
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Roll two teaspoons of cookie dough into a ball for each cookie. Place balls of dough into paper liners mini cupcake/muffin pan. Make a well/indentation into each ball of dough with a flour dipped mini rolling pin or the back of a measurement teaspoon. Beat room temperature cream cheese with powdered sugar. Stir in vanilla. Place filling into a piping bag, cut off edge of bag. Place one teaspoon or so of filling into each area of cookie dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes or until cookie tested with tooth pick comes out almost clean. Don't over fill the cookies with filling as they will rise when baked. Let cool before removing from cupcake pan.

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