This cheesecake screams holiday vibes and it’s a breeze to put together! Gotta love the no-bake factor. Here’s the full recipe:
Molasses Cookie Crust:
- 2 cups Iced Molasses cookies or ginger snaps, crushed, divided
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 16 oz cream cheese (2 blocks), softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 2 1/2 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
Whipped Cream Layer:
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg Optional: pipe with whipped cream and a gingerbread cookie in the center.
- Crush the molasses or ginger snap cookies in a blender. Set aside 2 tbsp of crumbs for sprinkling later.
- Mix the remaining crushed cookies and melted butter in a medium bowl. Press the crust into an 8” springform pan, ensuring it covers the bottom and sides evenly. Chill in the fridge while you work on the filling.
- Beat the cream cheese in a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer until smooth, around 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar and continue beating. Incorporate all the spices, molasses, and milk. Once combined, transfer the filling to a clean medium-sized bowl.
- In the same bowl used for the filling, add the 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream and whip until soft peaks form. Gently fold this into the filling and pour the mixture onto the crust.
- For the whipped cream layer, mix the 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Spread a thin layer over the cream cheese filling. Let the cheesecake set in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
- When it’s set, pipe with whipped cream swirls, sprinkle the remaining crushed cookies on top, and place a gingerbread cookie in the center. Slice it up and enjoy!
Welcome to Mariasskitchen.com! I’m Maria Tarrant, the proud owner and passionate curator of this website. As an avid lover of all things dessert, baking, and traveling, I’ve combined my passions to create a platform where I can share my culinary adventures and inspirations with you. From decadent cakes to scrumptious cookies, this website is a haven for dessert enthusiasts looking to explore the sweet side of life.
Join me on this delectable journey as I whip up mouthwatering recipes, offer baking tips and tricks, and take you along on my exciting travel escapades, discovering flavors from around the world. MariasSkitchen.com is a place where I pour my heart and soul into each post, hoping to ignite your own culinary passions and create unforgettable memories. So, grab a spoon, pack your bags, and let’s embark on this extraordinary adventure together!