Mini Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

by Linette

I love cheesecake! It’s one of my guilty pleasures, especially around the holiday season. Peppermint is such a refreshing flavor this time of year, I had to combine the two and create this fabulous holiday dessert! I used mini pie pans to create 4 mini cheesecakes, instead of one large one, but you could use this recipe to make one regular size cheesecake. I’ve been having a ton of fun with the mini pie pan, and I have a few more recipes coming over the next few days!

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Mini Peppermint Cheesecake With Chocolate Cookie Crust Recipe

Linette Gerlach
A delicious holiday twist on traditional cheesecake.
Prep Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 8 -10


  • 1 1/2 cup crushed chocolate cookie crumbs like Oreos
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups whipped topping~ thawed
  • 3-4 drops mint oil or mint extract
  • 8-10 crushed mint candies


  • Process the cookies in a food processor until they're cookie crumbs.
  • Combine the cookie crumbs with the melted butter, and press the mixture into the mini pie pans.
  • Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipped topping and mint oil in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Pour the cheesecake mixture over the top of the cookie crumb mixture and put the pan into the refrigerator to chill for several hours.
  • Remove the mint mini cheesecakes from the oven just before you're ready to serve them and sprinkle crushed mint candies over the top.
  • Cut the mini cheesecakes into about 4 slices and add them to your holiday dessert buffet.

You can see the rich peppermint cheesecake, and the yummy cookie crust better in this photo. I promise your guests won’t be disappointed if you add this to your holiday dessert buffet!
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Jill November 17, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Yum, looks delicious!

Mer November 29, 2013 - 10:28 am

How festive! I love mini desserts around the holidays–it’s easier for entertaining, and it’s great portion control for me.

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