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Procrastination Tastes Good

I am the MASTER of procrastination. Just ask my mom— she will totally confirm that. My brother Michael and I have made an art form out of putting things off until the very last second and still doing a dang fine job. I think my sister Stephanie mastered this skill in college. We have passed this slightly maddening (to our mother anyway) habit on to our youngest brother Spencer, but I still think Michael does it with the greatest grace of ease and least amount of stress. He’s not worried.

Mom is though.

Lindsey is the only one that does what she is supposed to as soon as she is supposed to do it ***GOLD STARS FOR MY SISTER!!!!****

One time I saved this really obnoxious school project until the night before it was due. I was aiming high and got a little carried away with the details and then my mom came in from work at like 12 a.m. She helped me keep my eyes open until about 3 in the morning. I was so over-tired that I thought I would cry (this is what I mean when I say my brother is a low-stress procrastinater; he wouldn’t cry! He would just say, “Yeah this is good,” and go on to sleep). Mom got creative with how to get it all done quickly. I got an “A” and some very nice comments from my teacher who apparently didn’t notice the gigantic bags under my eyes.

And I didn’t learn my lesson.

Like these mini gingerbread cheesecakes, for example. I told you two weeks ago to save half of your gingerbread cookie dough to make them. I was all, “Stay tuned…,” and everything. Please know that I had the greatest of intentions. I hope you ignored me and got your gingerbread cookie on.

I did make the mini gingerbread cheesecakes. But I did not post them and I’ll tell you why:

Because I procrastinate.

This really fun idea is NOT MINE!!! It was one of those things that went bananas on Pinterest and looked very cute and holiday-ey and so I needed to make it. Diane from Created by Diane is responsible for this super simple and brilliant little idea; her original instructions and recipe can be found HERE. I have adjusted the cheesecake filling and the gingerbread recipe is just what i use for my regular gingerbread cut-out cookies.

Yield: 24

Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

A gingerbread cookie base with a cheesecake filling! Gingerbread Cheesecake Cookies are the perfect little holiday pick me up sweet treats. Great for cookie trays and parties!



  1. Make the gingerbread dough and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray
  3. Using about 2 teaspoons of dough at a time, roll the dough into little balls and place them into the prepared mini-muffin pan.
  4. Press your thumb into each one to make a "crust".
  5. In a large bowl beat together the cream cheese and sour cream. Gradually add in the sifted powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.
  6. Using a resealable plastic bag, pipe the cheesecake filling into each gingerbread cookie crust. You can fill each cup all the way up(I even over-filled some of mine).
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes. Let them cool completely before serving. If making ahead you can chill the cookies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Peggy Campbell

Saturday 31st of December 2011

I so remember that night and that project! I still admire it from time to time. Your gingerbread cheesecakes were delicious on Christmas...if they are improved, I can't even imagine!

The Procrastinator

Saturday 31st of December 2011

Damn it, now you've made me hungry!

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