Thursday, March 24, 2016

Individual Grasshopper Cheesecakes #SixteenCheesecakes

My friend, Cam of  Culinary Adventures with Camilla is celebrating her 16th Wedding Anniversary. On their wedding day, Cam and Jake, served cheesecakes in lieu of wedding cake.  To celebrate this year (and last) she has asked her fellow bloggers to share some cheesecake recipes.  Happy Anniversary Dear Cam and Jake, I hope the next 50 years finds you as happy as these past 16.

This all started last year when Camilla  rallied some blogging friends to help her celebrate her 15th wedding anniversary. She was only looking for fifteen cheesecake recipes. But we posted waaaaaay more than #FifteenCheesecakes.

It was such a hit and we all had so much fun that she decided to see if she could get enthusiasm for another round of cheesecakes. Yep. This is an encore performance by some of her favorite foodie bloggers.

Today is also Mom Klik's birthday.  She will be celebrating up in heaven this year but since we were sharing these recipes today, I decided to make individual cheesecakes that I served in the refreshment room during Mom's funeral visitations.

I'm afraid I didn't get any good shots of the cheesecakes but they were delicious, none the less.  They are easy to make and would be great for a St. Pat's party too with their lovely green color.  I adapted my recipe from one by Pillsbury.

Make sure you scroll down past the recipe to all the other great cheesecake offerings.  You will be so happy that you did.

Individual Grasshopper Cheesecakes
adapted from Pillsbury

1 sleeve thin mint cookies
4 T. butter, melted
2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese
2/3 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/3 c. green creme de menthe liqueur

Place cookies in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to fine crumb stage.  Add the melted butter and run until crumbs are moistened and sticking together.  Place about 1 T. of the crumbs into the bottoms of 18 muffin tins that have been lined with foil baking cups.

Beat together the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy scraping bowl as needed.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each.  Stir in liqueur.  Pour approx. 1/4 filling into each of the muffin cups.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 20-22 minutes or until edges are set but middle is slightly jiggly.  Turn of heat, crack open the oven door and let cheesecakes remain in oven for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool at room temperature for another 30 minutes.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs before serving.  Print Recipe

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  1. These are adorable Wendy. I've wanted to try my hand at individual cheesecakes, but have never gotten around to it. Not sure why... I need to put that on my kitchen bucket list. My husband and daughter love thin mint cookies, I'll have to try this recipe out soon.

    PS: My condolences again about your mothers passing.

  2. Oh my.. YES please - love that these have thin mint cookies in them. Will definitely have to try soon!!

  3. Those look so good. My condolences on your mom's passing.

  4. Ooooo!!! I love chocolate and mint! I will definitely be giving these a try soon, Wendy. Thanks for joining the party.

  5. Love the color of these cheesecakes! Happy Birthday Mom Klik.

  6. These sound so good, Wendy. Can I have two?

  7. Perfect for St Patty's Day and mint lovers! I did just pick up some mint extract and I have cookies laying around.... do I need anymore of a reason to make these?! Lol.

  8. These look delicious Wendy! I love mint anything! What a great way to honor Frank's Mom's birthday!

  9. The Hubs loves anything chocolatey and minty so I know he would love these. I love that you used thin mints for the "crust."

    I know that she is looking down and appreciating this post and these wonderful birthday/anniversary cheesecakes, Wendy.

  10. Happy Heavenly Birthday to Mom Klik! These little cheesecakes look so yummy. Justin loves cheesecake. I might have to whip these up.

  11. Beautiful cheesecakes and nice tribute!

  12. Mint and chocolate were made to go together. These sound fantastic.

  13. I love mint. These cheesecakes are right up my alley!

  14. One of my favorite flavor combinations!! Thanks for the great recipe!


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