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Thursday, April 5, 2012

An Easter Dinner Dessert - Orange Cream Mini-Cheesecakes!

Found this recipe in a copy of a Woman's Day magazine and had to share with you - it is so bright and springy looking and it combines Orange and Cheesecake - how can you go wrong?  Plus they are simple to make so when you are pressed for time, you can still whip out an impressive dessert.

Orange Cream Mini-Cheesecakes
Sugar cookie dough - you can make your own favorite recipe - or use the Pillsbury sugar cookie  dough in a tube.
1 pkg. no-bake cheesecake dessert mix (such as Jell-O brand)
1 1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. grated orange zest
1 tsp. vanilla
whipped cream or whipped topping for garnish (and orange slices)

Heat oven to 325.  Using 8 small tea cups or 8 muffin cups with paper liners.  Bake cookies as directed and cool.  Fit a cooke into bottom of each teacup or muffin cup.  Beat cheesecake filling mix and milk together.  Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.  Stir in zest and vanilla.  Spoon over cookies.  Refrigerate at least one hour.  Garnish as desired, with whipped cream, orange slices, or another cookie!


  1. What a festive and delicious dessert idea! Love it!

  2. Crunchy Creamy Sweet - why thank you - they do seem springy and taste springy as well!