Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups – Emily Bites

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups cut open

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups plated with molasses

These easy, tasty Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups bring two of my favorite dessert flavors together to make a perfectly sweet winter treat. I shared these with a few family members before posting and they gave rave reviews. My 3-year-old even said “Did you make these? I love them so much!” and asked for another one. It’s no surprise, because these fun desserts have a crispy gingersnap bottom topped with sweet, creamy cheesecake that’s seasoned like your favorite gingerbread. Molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves create great depth of flavor that’s perfect for the holidays (or honestly, anytime).

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups overhead

I love a delicious dessert that doesn’t take too much effort or fussing to prepare, so cheesecake cups are right up my alley! You’ll just drop baking cup liners into a standard-sized muffin tin, place a ginger snap cookie at the bottom, and mix together cream cheese yogurt, and a few other ingredients to pour on top. Then bake! The hardest part is waiting for them to cool and chill. You’d surely never guess these Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups are lightened up and just 112 calories or just 5 WW PersonalPoints! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cup close up

If you want to see more perfectly portioned sweet treats, check out my dessert category for favorites like Blueberry Cheesecake Mini Tarts, Baked Stuffed Apples, Banana Chocolate Wonton Bites, Pumpkin Pie Bites, Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Cups, Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cups, Key Lime Cheesecake Cups, Mixed Berry Mini Tarts, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes, Mini Cinnamon Apple Tarts, Berries & Cream Cinnamon Dessert Cups and more!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups cut open

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups

These easy Gingerbread Cheesecake Cups bring two dessert flavors together for a sweet winter treat!

  • 12 ginger snap cookies
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 5.3 oz container of fat free vanilla Greek yogurt, I used Dannon Light & Fit
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 wide egg
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground-cloves
  • Preheat the oven to 375. Place cupcake liners into 12 cups of a standard sized muffin/cupcake tin and place a ginger snap in the bottom of each liner.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar, molasses, lemon juice, egg, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, and ground cloves and mix together using an electric mixer until smooth and well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly on top of the cookies in the prepared liners and spread flat with a spatula or the back or a spoon. Bake for 16-18 minutes and remove from oven to cool. Once the cheesecake cups have cooled to room temperature, transfer the cheesecake cups to the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour. Serve chilled.

To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information per cheesecake cup:
112 calories, 14 g carbs, 10 g sugars, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 3 g protein, 0 g fiber, 152 mg sodium (from
Weight Watchers Points Plus:

3 per cheesecake cup (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)


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