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gingersnap swirled cheesecake bars

Gingersnap Cheesecake Bars

These Gingersnap Cheesecake Bars are an easy Christmas dessert made with a gingersnap crust and swirls of creamy cookie butter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, christmas dessert, gingersnaps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 400kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 ½ cups Gingersnap cookies crushed, about 25-30 cookies
  • ¼ cup Butter melted
  • 32 ounces Cream cheese
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ cup Cookie butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and line a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Place crushed gingersnap cookies in a bowl and pour in melted butter. Stir until the butter and crushed cookies are thoroughly mixed.
  • Pour the crushed cookies into the baking pan and press them down firmly to create a bottom crust.
  • In a large bowl add the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar and mix until blended. Add sour cream and continue to mix.
  • Add eggs one at a time until fully combined.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust.
  • Slightly heat the cookie butter in the microwave (about 10 seconds) and then drizzle over the batter running a knife through it to create swirls of cookie butter in the cheesecake batter.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the outer edge is set and the center is almost fully set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Once the cheesecake has cooled to room temperature cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan and cut into squares.



Serving: 1bar | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 150mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.1mg