- Candy Cane Cheesecakes
Candy Cane Cheesecakes
Meal Tags: Dessert, Make-ahead
Dietary Tags: Nut-free, Pescatarian, Vegetarian
- 1 cup crushed shortbread or sugar cookies
- 3 tbsp cup melted butter
- 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- Red food colouring (optional)
- 1/4 cup candy cane dust (crushed candy canes)
- Mini candy canes for garnish
In a small bowl, mix together the crushed cookies and melted butter. Place a few spoonfuls of each into a serving dish and press down. Set them aside.
Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, whip together the cream cheese, icing sugar, whipping cream, and peppermint extract until light and fluffy. If using, add a few drops of red food colouring and mix well. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each serving dish and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Once it has set, top with the candy cane dust, whipped cream and baby candy canes.