Yield: 24 large bars

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes

Layers of gingersnap crust, creamy eggnog cheesecake filling, and topped with cookie bars, these Eggnog Cheesecake Bars are a holiday must.


For the Crust:

  • 1 bag (14 oz) gingersnap cookies (about 2 ½ cups crumbs)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake filling:

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp rum extract
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

For the Cookie layer:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup milk

For the Topping:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg


  1. Line a 13x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, pulse gingersnap cookies until fine crumbs. Add in melted butter and pulse until combined.
  3. Press crumbs into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Using the palm of your hand (or bottom of a cup) press crumbs firmly into the pan.
  4. For the cheesecake filling, beat cream cheese with sugar, eggs, rum extract and nutmeg using the whisk attachment of your electric mixer. Beat until fluffy and smooth (about 3-4 minutes). Pour over gingersnap crust.
  5. For the cookie layer, beat butter with sugar for 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat thoroughly. Add in baking powder, salt, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and beat until fully combined. Add milk and beat until well blended. Scoop dough by large spoonfuls onto the top of the cheesecake layer. Use your fingertips to spread gently until the cheesecake layer is fully covered.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Sprinkle generously over the cookie layer.
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes. Middle may still "jiggle", that's okay. You want the cookie layer to be completely cooked (and lightly browned). Remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours (or overnight). Cut into squares and enjoy cold!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 189mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

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