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Christmas Cheesecake

Christmas Cheesecake

This is a rich, creamy, decadent Christmas Cheesecake with a hint of peppermint, a chocolate Oreo crust, and decorated with festive candy. Positively delicious and the perfect cookie alternative treat for Santa.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword cheesecake, christmas, peppermint
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings 16


  • 18 mint oreo cookies crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 32 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 6 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk - if needed to thin the frosting.
  • assorted holiday candy and sprinkles of choice


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.


  • Using a food processor or blender, grind cookies into fine crumbs.
  • Stir in melted butter, pulse until crumbs are moist.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of 9" springform pan.
  • Place in freezer to set until you are ready to add in your filling.


  • Beat the cream cheese, sugar, peppermint and vanilla extracts in a large bowl until blended.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
  • Fold in the sprinkles.
  • Pour over the chilled crust.
  • Bake 1 hour 5 min or until center is almost set but still slightly jiggly.
  • Run knife around rim of pan to loosen the cheesecake and then cool completely before removing the rim.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Preferably overnight so it is nice and firm.

Decorate - Make the buttercream topping

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until fluffy.
  • Carefully add in the confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Mixing slowly and then increasing speed once mostly incorporated, beating well until well whipped. If the frosting is too thick add a splash of milk or coffee creamer.
  • Spread the frosting on the top of the cheesecake.
  • Pipe some of the frosting around the edge.
  • Decorate with candies and sprinkles.