These gingerbread cheesecake bars are an easy holiday twist on a traditional cheesecake favorite. Whether you call them bars, squares, or Christmas baking - these are going to my favorite cheesecake recipes folder.

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

These gingerbread cheesecake bars are a simple holiday twist on a traditional cheesecake. They are perfect for easy Christmas Baking recipes for gifts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, cheesecake bars, Christmas Baking, gingerbread cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 195kcal
Author Randa Derkson


For the crust

  • 1 cup gingersnap cookies crushed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

For the cheesecake

  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsps fancy molasses
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Optional Topping

  • Whipped cream with cinnamon
  • Mini gingerbread man cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350.
    Grind up the mini gingerbread man cookies in a blender until they're crumbs. Add the melted butter and press into a 8x8 pan.
  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Pour over the gingerbread crumbs and use a spatula to smooth over.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool for an hour and then cover with wrap and place in the fridge.
  • Cut into squares and top with mini gingerbread cookies.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 229mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1.2mg