Friday, December 5, 2008


Snow on the Mountain Chocolate Mini-Cheesecakes are a staple around here during the month of December. I keep them in the freezer for a quick dessert or snack.

This is what you need:

About 18 tablespoons of crushed up chocolate graham crackers

2 - 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup of milk chocolate chips, melted

1 - 8 oz. container of Cool Whip, thawed

Put about 1 tablespoon of the crushed up chocolate graham crackers in the bottom of each lined muffin pan cup.

Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed in mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Blend in melted chocolate chips.

Fill each muffin cup almost full.

Bake in 325 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Cool before removing from pan. As they cool, they will shrink a little. Top with Cool Whip.

These freeze well. Thaw slightly before serving. Makes 18 mini-cheesecakes.

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I have had a request for the recipe for the Peppermint Sandwich Cookies, also. It is one of those recipes that you almost hate to share because it is so easy and, of course, not all that good for you. I got the recipe a long time ago from a Betty Crocker Cake and Frosting Mix cookbook. Sorry no pictures, but here goes:

You will need:

2 eggs
2/3 cup shortening or oil
1 package cake mix (I've tried both chocolate & white mixes)
1 can prepared white frosting
Crushed peppermint candy

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Blend eggs and shortening in mixer. Add half of the dry cake mix. Beat at medium speed. Add remaining cake mix. Blend on low speed.

Form dough into 1-inch balls. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on sheet 1-2 minutes before removing.

To the prepared frosting, add a drop of red food coloring and crushed peppermint candy. Frost 1/2 of the cookies. Top with the other 1/2 of cookies to make sandwich cookies. Makes 2 dozen sandwich cookies.

My family's favorite is probably chocolate cookies with the peppermint; but I have made them with just plain chocolate frosting. My new favorite is using Dot's (at ) peanut butter frosting.

Thanks for stopping by,


imjacobsmom said...

Thanks for the easy recipes! They sound delish and I am definitely saving these. I have a potluck at work next week and I think I will make the cheesecakes. Please stop on by and pick up a few things ~ Robyn

Sue said...

Thanks for the recipes...the little cheesecakes look very very good...I need to try them..Have a great weekend, I'm spending it baking Biscotti for the son-in-law...

Picket said...

Oh I love cheese cake girl...thanks for the easy & quick recipes..I love anything you can fix and freeze and use anytime you need it...I make zucchini muffins and freeze them for my dad...he loves them in the mornings heated with butter. Have a great weekend sweetie! ♥

Shelia said...

Evening, Sally! Yummy, these sound and look so good. I'm going to have to try them and then I'm going to have to shop for bigger clothes! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

profenretraite said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipes. I'm going to try the little cheesecakes...that's my son-in-law's favorite dessert. Thanks...Debbie

Smilingsal said...

Yum, I'll just come on over to have some of those.

The Muse said...

I have never heard of these...they look yummy!

A Romantic Porch said...

Both of those recipes look so yummy. I will have to try both of them. xo rachel

laurie said...

I think I gained weight just reading your posting! Everything sounds delicious. Definitely going to try one or two of these. Thanks for posting them. laurie

xinex said...

Hi Sally, your cheesecake cups are making my mouth water:-)Thanks for the recipe. I love your transferware and little Christmas trees display. Thank you so much for your nice comment about my dining room in Laurie's blog....Christine

Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing these great recipes!!! I'll try to get my grandson to help tomorrow.. they look like fun along with yummmy... thanks for swinging by Pink Saturday.. You're right the clock will probably be worth some money some day, but it's already priceless to me.. since hubby was thoughtful enough to bring it home..hugs ~lynne~

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Well yummy! Thanks for the recipes - I love that name "snow on the mountains"!


Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Just found your blog and it's very nice. I really appreciate the recipes! Love the easy ones. Wish I had seen these today before I made 3 types that weren't as easy!
Stop by and see me sometime.

nikkicrumpet said...

Even those so called "easy" recipes are too much for me...dang good thing too. All these yummy treats...heck I'd weigh a ton!! Oh wait I already do....make that 2 tons!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Sally it was so sweet of you to share with me how to make those wonderful little easels!! I am so excited to give these a try! But I am even more excited because I live in the little town of Walsenburg which is just a hop jump and skip from you (well maybe a tad more but close enough!!!) I would love to meet you sometime!!! That would be so much fun. I just blogged about my meeting a long lost friend today and how fun it would be to meet a fellow blogger!!


Happy To Be said...

GM come every time I come here girl I gain 5 lbs?? you alway have the best and easy recipes for me and I love it..hope you have a grear day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Picket said...

Hello friend...thanks so much for coming by....hope you are having a beautiful seeing those chocolate cheese cakes makes me remember I have a chocolate Hersey bar 'hid' in the pantry...I gotta go find it! lol lol ♥

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Yummm...thanks for the recipes. I hope to get your pansy painting in teh mail tomorrow...I'll let you as soon as I do.