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When it comes to the holidays, from the last two weeks of September right through to January 1st, I simply can’t be held responsible for my impulse purchases. I mean, how can anyone resist Candy Corn, Gingerbread or Candy Cane Oreos, White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms, or the cutest little edible toppers I’ve ever seen in my life: these Gingerbread Men from Wilton.

I found these beyond adorable little guys in the seasonal aisle at Target. And if I’m honest, the seasonal aisle at Target is where my problems start. It’s like my own personal kryptonite. I want to buy every single thing I find there!

The good news is, I’ve put at least two out of the last seven impulse purchases to use in one adorable dessert that’s perfect for intimate holiday get-togethers without hardly any work at all.

Everyone loves cheesecake, right? (I know it’s my favorite!) But present Gingerbread Oreo No Bake Mini Cheesecakes to someone in their own individual glass, with these Wilton Gingerbread men on top? I’m pretty sure you’d end up nominated Best-Ever Christmas Party Thrower.

Gingerbread Oreos are pretty fantastic all on their own. But make them the base of a no-bake cheesecake, and you’ve catapulted them into dessert legend. You think I’m overstating things, maybe. You’d be wrong. I could not stop eating these bad boys!

Do you love shopping for seasonal items as much as I do?

Gingerbread Oreo No Bake Mini Cheesecakes


12 Gingerbread Oreos
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup prepared Gingerbread Pudding (prepared according to package directions)
8 ounces Cool Whip

Additional Cool Whip for topping
Wilton Gingerbread Men for garnish


1. Place the Gingerbread Oreos in the food processor and pulse a few times, until you have fine crumbs for the crust.

2. Divide the crumbs between six parfait cups or small canning jars. Gently press the crumbs into the bottom of each serving dish

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, Gingerbread Pudding. Mix on low speed until all ingredients are well combined.

4. Using a rubber spatula, fold in Cool Whip until completely incorporated.

5. Spoon or pipe cheesecake filling into each serving cup.

6. If desired, pipe additional Cool Whip onto each mini cheesecake, then place one Wilton Gingerbread Man on top of the whipped cream for a festive look.

7. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


- If you can't find the Wilton Gingerbread Men, or want to make these cheesecakes for a different occasion, simply sprinkle the whipped cream on top of each mini cheesecake with a little pumpkin pie spice.

- I have not attempted to make this recipe using fresh whipped cream, so I cannot attest to the outcome.

- Cheesecakes are best served the day the are made, but will store in refrigerator for up to one day

- Gingerbread Oreos were purchased from Walmart.

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  1. Ala says:

    Perfectly respectable purchases, all of ’em! We don’t have a seasonal section in our local Target, any idea how long they stock these seasonal goodies for?

    1. MBA says:

      I typically notice the clearance section containing some seasonal items one or two weeks after the holidays, but not much longer than that. Have a great day!

  2. shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    Those little gingerbread men are adorable!!

  3. Megan says:

    These look absolutely adorable! I cannot believe I didn’t get to see these before Christmas time or I would have definitely tried them out. You found the little ginger bread men in target? That is so convenient; I can always find cute things like that at target. The pudding inside for this looks so good and the crumby part on the bottom gives it a good mix. These look so good and cute and I’m sure they taste equally as fantastic.

  4. Jules says:

    It absolutely kills me to shop at Walmart. Yet I dealt with the devil for those Oreos. Worth. It.

  5. Debbie says:

    Just simply adorable! Love the cute mini gingerbread men and what a great way to combine the hard to pass up fun holiday goodies. Thanks! OK…you’re an enabler. I have to go to Target now too.

  6. Suzi says:

    Hi! Just wondering which tip you used to achieve such a perfect and beautiful swirl atop your desserts. They look fantastic and I am pretty sure I am going to try these for one of our Christmas desserts. THANKS!! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and to a New Year filled with good things and baking!!
    P.S. – Just bought two loaded boxes of Beanilla products for my little bakeshop/coffee shop! I can not wait to try them!!

  7. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Mini cheesecakes are always a hit! Love the tiny gingerbread man!!!

  8. ButterYum says:

    Ahhh… heading to Target immediately!!

  9. AImee says:

    This has to be the cutest gingerbread guys I’ve ever seen. I need to check if I can find those Oreo cookies… looks divine..

  10. Natasha @ The Cake Merchant says:

    These are adorable! I love miniature desserts. Target is my kryptonite as well. I went to get wrapping paper the other day, and ended up with more seasonal candy than I can possibly use this season.