A Cowboy's Life: Santa Cheesecake Hats

Santa Cheesecake Hats

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Five more days of school and then Christmas break! That means two full weeks of no lesson plans, no grading or being around a bunch of rambunctious 8th graders. I have been looking forward to this break since, well about August. So to celebrate (and to get us through) the last week of school for 2015, we all are bringing our favorite desserts to share at lunch. I made these adorable Santa Hat Cheesecake bites for all the teachers. Not only are they festive, but my favorite dessert. They are just too good not to share. 


Ingredients for cheesecake:
2 sleeves of graham crackers (2 sleeves)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 cup sugar
3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cups sour cream, room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
For the hat:
Strawberries
Whipped Icing
Powdered Sugar (optional)

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a food processor or mixer, blend the graham crackers into fine crumbs.
  3. Add the butter, salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar and combine.
  4. Add the mixture to a 9-inch spring form pan.
  5. Next, mix the remainder of the ingredients – adding one egg at a time and combine.
  6. Pour the mixture onto the crust and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate overnight or until chilled.
  8. Once chilled, cut cheesecake into small circles. (I used cylinder using the plastic from a Coke bottle.)
  9. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and place on the cake. Add piping around the strawberry and on the top to create a hat using whipped icing.

I stored the dessert in the Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Rectangle. They feature a great seal to keep the food secure and have an easy to open pull tab. Make sure to use this Ibotta $1 off of any 2 Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Products rebate when shopping at Walmart. 

What is your favorite holiday dessert? How do you Share the Holidays with others?

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12 comments

  1. I love how you topped these with those strawberry Santa hats! Cheesecake bites are such a great idea this time of year when everyone is over-indulging on so much food. It's nice to have a taste of something sweet without all the weight of a big slice! #client

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  2. Yum these are almost too cute to eat but it's cheesecake so I could probably eat 20 of these! :D

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  3. Everything looks so cute...and tasty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  4. Oh my how cute. You definitely want a safe way to store and carry those delicious desserts. I must try these.

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  5. Your mini Santa Hat cheesecakes look so perfect? How did you do that?

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  6. STOP IT! These are so adorable! And I bet they're just delicious. I LOVE cheesecake. This is so creative thanks for sharing!

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  7. These turned out so cute. I think my parents would love them. I need to make them for Christmas

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  8. These are an absolutely adorable treat. And tasty, too, I'm sure. Will have to make a batch for our next Christmas get-together.

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  9. These turned out adorable! We just started our school break, and my girls want to bake bake bake. These are definitely going on our list!

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  10. what a great idea, so festive. I will have to try these for my next ladies get together.

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  11. How adorable and cute and looks yummy! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!!

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