Ginger Cheesecake Dessert

Gingerbread cookie mix creates the sweet and spicy crust and topper for a dreamy cheesecake.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup fresh lemon juice
2
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, water and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 2 Make 5 cookies by shaping dough into 5 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • 3 Meanwhile, press remaining dough in pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat milk, cream cheese and lemon juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cooled cookie base.
  • 5 Crumble 5 baked cookies; sprinkle over cream cheese mixture. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Cut cheesecake into mini 1-inch bites, perfect for a dessert tray.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.