Santa Hat Cheesecake Squares

Santa Hat Cheesecake Sqaures

Santa Hat Cheesecake Sqaures

Want a fun and festive idea for Christmas dessert?  Try these Santa hat cheesecake squares. (For that matter, you could do this with brownies or almost any kind of cake if you prefer – Strawberry Shortcake would be an obvious choice!). This is such an easy way to delight your guests and show off what a creative hostess you are.

Here’s How:

Start with your favorite cheese cake recipe.  See further below for the king of cheesecake recipes if you don’t have a favorite yet  – or even if you do, you’ll probably still want to try this one because its Fabulous (yes, with a capital ‘F’!); its also EASY which is a major bonus.

  • Cut the cake into little squares, just a little larger than the diameter of the largest end of the strawberries you are using.
  • Slice of the stem-end of the strawberry and place it on top of the mini cheese cake square.
  • Then fill a pastry bag (or you can use a Ziploc bag and cut a small tip off the corner) with sweetened whipped cream and pipe white frosting around the base of the strawberry to create the fluffy white fur trim on Santa’s hat.
  • Pipe a tiny dollop of frosting onto the top of the strawberry for the pom pom.

    You’re guests will think they are adorable.

The King of Cheesecake Recipes (and its EASY!)

This cake is easy to make, and it’s so delicious. Everyone that’s tried it has said it tasted just like a deli cheesecake! You’ll love it. And its guaranteed to impress your guests – big time.

Makes one 9-inch cheesecake in a springform pan.

Ingredients:

15 graham crackers, crushed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3/4 cup milk

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  • In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

Credits: Photo by CookingClassy. | Recipe by Taliesen

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