Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies

What is the worst thing you could do before you need to wear a bikini in the Caribbean?

I will tell you …  it would be to make a dozen of these cookies.

Chewy, spicy gingerbread goodness, rounded out with soft and creamy cheesecake. Oh that sounds like irresistible trouble … Can’t. Stop. Eating. Cookies.

Life is tough lately  ; )

Shopping List (makes one dozen)
Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix
1/4 Cup hot water
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp. sour cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Cheesecake: Mix together cream cheese, sugar and salt with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg yolk, sour cream and vanilla. Refrigerate while you go on to the next step of making the cookie dough.

Cookies: preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir gingerbread mix, water, and butter in medium bowl, using spoon, until dough forms. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Make a deep indentation with your thumb in each cookie.

Bake cookies for 5 minutes and remove from oven. Re “thumb” the indentations if they widened in the oven. Using half of a teaspoon fill the indentations in the cookie with the cheesecake.

Return to the oven for another 5-6 minutes. Cool completely  before removing from cookie sheet.

16 Responses to “Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies”

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) posted on November 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm (#)

    Those do look like trouble!

  2. Professor Vegetable posted on November 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm (#)

    I love all things ginger!!!

  3. Kiri W. posted on November 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm (#)

    Oh man. I’d have the exact same problem!! These sound way too good to be true!

  4. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar posted on November 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm (#)

    Oooooo. I make gingersnaps every year and the idea of covering them in a bit of cheesecake is awesome! I swear, I’m gonna weigh 500 pounds before this holiday season is over lol

  5. Mo (New on U) posted on November 21, 2011 at 6:04 pm (#)

    I feel your pain Michelle! We go to Mexico the week after Thanksgiving, AND I just got back from a week long eat-fest also known as a conference. The bikini might be traded in for a mumu at this rate!

    Enjoy the cookies AND your trip ~ lots to be thankful for this year ;)

  6. Tina posted on November 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm (#)

    Yes it is that time of year when the addictive yumminess is out in full force! Just the sheer idea of ginger cookies with cream cheese on top puts these cookies directly into that category. Yum!

  7. Emily posted on November 22, 2011 at 12:46 am (#)

    I have too many cookies like this… dangerous I tell you. I love cookies and always end up eating too much.

  8. Sarah posted on November 22, 2011 at 2:04 am (#)

    These look like exactly the kind of trouble I feel like creating this week- love the gingerbread and cheesecake combo!!

  9. Anne@frommysweetheart posted on November 22, 2011 at 5:34 am (#)

    Michelle…these look incredible!!! So much so that in an effort to keep you in your bikini in the Caribbean….I will come over and take these off your hands for you! They look scrumptious!

  10. Kim Bee posted on November 22, 2011 at 6:08 am (#)

    I bet you will look stunning in your bikini regardless of these yummy cookies. I’d be eating them non stop myself.

  11. Grubarazzi posted on November 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm (#)

    Oh yeah. these look dangerous… dangerous is gooood.

  12. Baker Street posted on November 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm (#)

    Gingerbread and cheesecake! Yummmmmm!

  13. Bob posted on November 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm (#)

    And I was thinking…get a beaver wax?……and you were thinking cookies? Man I missed that one…..

  14. Parsley Sage posted on November 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm (#)

    HAHAHAH! Welcome to my world! It’s probably a good thing that I can’t bake otherwise I’d be rocking the XXXXL string bikini :)

  15. momdecuisine.net posted on November 23, 2011 at 5:54 am (#)

    Oh yum! I can see why making these before wearing a bikini is a bad idea! Have fun on your vacation!

  16. Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} posted on November 24, 2011 at 1:48 am (#)

    oh my world, I love ginger cookies during the holidays but adding a little bit of cheesecake to them makes they so sinfully good!

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