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Mini Peppermint Cheesecakes

Updated on August 5, 2014

I love Peppermint Season! You say that you haven't heard of it? Well for me, Peppermint Season runs from December through to the end of February. This is my favorite time to enjoy everything peppermint. These Mini Peppermint Cheesecakes are a delicious treat anytime during Peppermint Season and especially for Christmas and Valentine's Day. Change the color of the mini cupcake papers to reflect your seasonal celebration or event.

I think mini foods are fabulous! When having company, I love serving many appetizers for dinner and mini desserts to finish off the meal. It's fun, casual and for me it's easier than having everything hot and ready on the table at a certain time. Peppermint Cheesecakes are one of my favorite mini desserts and you and your guests will love them.

Serving Size

Serves: 24 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • mini cupcake papers
  • Filling:
  • 3 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Topping:
  • Chocolate frosting or whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candy canes or candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together crumbs and sugar.
  3. Add melted butter and mix well.
  4. Place papers in mini muffin pan.
  5. Press 2 teaspoons of crust into each paper.
  6. In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  7. Add eggs one at a time and beat until mixed well.
  8. Mix in peppermint extract.
  9. Fill papers 3/4 of the way with cheesecake filling.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes.
  11. Let cool to room temperature.
  12. Pipe on your favorite frosting (or whipped cream) and top with crushed candy canes.
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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      These look really delicious, MareeT!

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Mmmm - looks great! I'll give it a try.

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      Marianne Gardner 3 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      Yum! They look the perfect size for a peppermint treat. Great idea.

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Look delicious!

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      Mmmmmm! These look tasty! I think I'll give these a go tomorrow -I bought some peppermint extract not long ago to make my own toothpaste -but that's another story! I can use some for these too. Thanks for sharing. They look lovely. Happy New Year!

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      Mickie Goad 3 years ago

      Love peppermint and these cheese cakes look so easy!