Peppermint White Mocha Cheesecakes

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place vanilla wafers in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the melted butter until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture between the wells of the pan and press down into an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes and let cool. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  • Beat together the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla and then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Remove about 1/2 cup of the filling and transfer to a small bowl. Add the peppermint extract and red food coloring and mix until well combined.
  • Gently fold the red batter into the regular batter once or twice until streaked throughout. Use a small ice cream scoop or spoon to divide the cheesecake batter evenly between each well.
  • Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 13-15 minutes until centers are just set. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours and up to overnight.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Alternatively melt in a double boiler. Transfer to a squeeze bottle or piping bag fitted with a small tip and pipe out handles in a “C” shape onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for about 5 minutes to harden.
  • Remove the cheesecakes from the pan and peel away the liners. Insert a white chocolate handle into each and then garnish with a dollop of whipped topping, mini marshmallows and crushed up candy canes before serving.
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