Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart – An Easy Holiday Recipe Idea

by Sugar on November 29, 2011 · 12 comments

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart Print

Peppermint says that it’s holiday time and Pillsbury’s Peppermint Sugar Cookie Dough makes it so easy to get that wonderful flavor into some of your favorite recipes. I recently used the sugar cookie dough to create the crust for one of my traditional tarts. This dessert is so easy and beautiful I think it will become one of your new favorite holiday treats.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Tart

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Start to Finish:1 hour

10 servings


  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Peppermint Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3-4 Peppermint candies for a garnish (optional)


Heat oven to 350°F

Cut cookie dough into 1/4-inch slices; arrange evenly in the bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch tart pan. With floured fingers, press slices to form crust and bake for 10 minutes.

In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

Remove cookie crust from oven. It may be puffed slightly. If so pierce with a fork so that crust will flatten out.

Pour cream cheese mixture over crust, sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the tart crust and place back in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Cooking Tips:

Tart can be served warm but leftovers must be refrigerated.

White Chocolate chips can also be used in place of the chocolate.

Peppermint candies can be used as a garnish

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Adapted your recipe for what I had in my pantry . Made a pkg. of sugar cookie dough and ued half for the shell. I’ll save the other half in the freezer for another shell. Flavored with vanilla and used Heath English milk chocolate toffee bits sprinkled on top.

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

Great idea. YUM!!

Christine says:

My sister and I love your blog. Could I swap out chocolate cookie cookie dough as the crust? I know it won’t be peppermint but…

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

Sure that will work too. Enjoy!

Julie says:

I cant thank you enough for your website, I have made at the chicken Piccata at least 3 times in the last month. The mini cannoli are wonderful!!! I was going to bring them to a party, but they didnt seem to make it there ( if you know what I mean!) Thanks you for your passion of cooking! If you have a recipe for a Italian Lemon knot cookie my husband always talks about that would make his year!

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Hi honey and thank you so much for your sweet feedback. My mom makes those cookies. I will get the recipe from her and try to get it to you soon. This is a very busy time of year for me so if for some reason you don’t hear from me with that recipe be sure to bug me again. :)


Joe Moreno says:

Hey sugar- I can’t wait to try this recipe I love you and all your stuff! You make me look like such a rockstar with your recipes

Huge hugs and Merry Christmas

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:

Hey Joe,

Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m happy to help my fellow cooks look like Rock Stars in the kitchen. Happy Cooking and Merry Christmas to you too,

Sugar :)

Rowaida says:

Hi Sugar your blog and youtube videos are amazing. Happy holidays! looking forward to your new video. Best Wishes xo

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Thank you sweetie. I love to get feedback. I work very hard to bring wonderful recipes from my kitchen so I am thrilled when I hear that people like it.

Happy Holiday to you too.


cha says:

Enjoy your website very much…..Happy Holidays….Merry Christmas….

Profile photo of Sugar Profile photo of SugarSugar says:


Thank you so much for your feedback. Hope you have a Merry Christmas too.