Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake

This Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake is all your eggnog dreams come true. 🙂 The blondie base is full of my favorite spices of the season – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. It is moist and chewy and wonderful. The no bake eggnog cheesecake on top is smooth, thick and creamy. The combination of flavors and textures make this a must-make Christmas dessert.

Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!
Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!

How is it that Christmas is only a week and a half away? It’s killing me. I’ve got family coming into town starting Friday and I’m so not ready for it. Not like I’m not ready for them to come, there’s just a lot to do to get ready.

I finally went Christmas shopping with my mom last weekend and got a few things done, but not nearly as much as I needed to. I did get the shopping for my nieces done though. They’re probably the most fun to shop for.

My mom and I were shopping in Target when I found the perfect top for one of them. Here’s how it went down:

My mom went into the store ahead of me – I had to stop at the bathroom. She told me to meet her in the food section. On my way to meet her, the perfect shirt was just starting right at me. My niece is totally into mermaids right now and the shirt was pink and said “Mermaid at Heart.” I was in love. And I got the very last one!

I glanced at the size and hoped that it was the right one.

Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!
Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!

I started walking over to the food section. My mom was in the produce, so I went up to her and asked if she knew my niece’s size for a shirt.

She turned, looked at me, looked at what was in my hands, looked back up at me and said, “You can’t have that, it’s mine. I got it first.”

To which I said, “No you didn’t. I got it first. The first time I saw it, I picked it up. It’s mine.”

She pointed at her cart where the shirt laid. “No, I already have it in my cart.”

“I don’t care. It’s mine.”

We just about threw down Game of Thrones style right there in Target. 🙂

Then she got scared of my fighting abilities and backed down.

Ok, so she really just decided to be the nice one and agree that I could have the shirt. She’s so much nicer than I am. I was gonna throw down. 😉

MY OTHER RECIPES

Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!
Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!

I’d also throw down if anyone tried to steal this cheesecake from me. It’s the jam. You all liked my Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake so much, I decided to make this Eggnog Spice version version for Christmas.

True be told, I made an attempt at a no bake eggnog cheesecake last year and it never made it onto the blog. I didn’t have time to do all the necessary testing. That version was much too thin for cheesecake for my liking. I had been trying not to use gelatin.

Since then, gelatin and I have become friends. I’ve used it in a few recipes and am no longer afraid of it. That’s the way it is with most things. I fear it until I try it. Once I try it and am happy with it, the fear is gone. Such is the case with gelatin.

However gelatin alone was not enough to solve my no bake eggnog cheesecake thickness problem. The first round this time around did not work out the way I wanted either. Still not thick enough. The eggnog adds a lot of moisture, so it needs thickening in order to work as a no bake cheesecake.

Finally I got it! The final version uses both gelatin and some cornstarch to help thicken it. It’s a little more effort than some of my other no bake versions, but it’s well worth it. Nice and thick, and creamy. There’s some heating on the stove to help activate all the thickening, then you add the mixture to the usual cream cheese and sugar base.

The result is delicious! I absolutely love the combination of the chewy blondie with the thick, smooth cheesecake. It was a hit with everyone. Even the hubs, who doesn’t usually eat a ton of dessert, devoured this cheesecake. It’s perfect for the holidays!

Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!
Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!

Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake

Yield: 9 inch cheesecake

Ingredients

Spice Blondie
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 egg white
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp all spice
pinch of cloves
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Eggnog Cheesecake
1/2 + 1/8 cup eggnog
1 tbsp cornstarch
0.25 oz bag powdered gelatin
16 oz cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp nutmeg
4 oz cool whip

Whipped Cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or rum extract!)

Instructions

1. Line the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, then transfer to a mixing bowl.
3. Add brown sugar and whisk to combine.
4. Add the vanilla, egg and egg white and whisk until incorporated.
5. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients.
6. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
8. Pour batter into springform pan and bake for 30-33 minutes.
9. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan to finish cooling.
10. Once the blondie is cool, make the cheesecake. Add cornstarch and eggnog to a small sauce pan and heat on medium-high until eggnog is hot and just starting to simmer around the edges. Do not boil.
11. Sprinkle gelatin over eggnog and turn heat to low. Whisk gelatin into eggnog until smooth, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. (I put it into another bowl and then in the fridge to speed cooling - about 5 minutes)
12. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
13. Add eggnog mixture and nutmeg to cream cheese mixture and mix until well combined.
14. Fold in Cool Whip.
15. Place blondie back into the springform pan.
16. Spread cheesecake evenly on top of blondie, then put in refrigerator until firm about 3-4 hours.
17. To make whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream to a large mixing bowl and whip on high speed until it begins to thicken.
18. Add powdered sugar and whip until it you get stiff peaks.
19. Pipe whipped cream around edges of cheesecake. Refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve.
https://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2014/12/17/eggnog-spice-blondie-cheesecake/

Enjoy!

signature Eggnog Spice Blondie Cheesecake - a spiced blondie topped with no bake eggnog cheesecake and whipped cream!

You might also like:

Eggnog Icebox Cake
No Bake Eggnog Icebox Cake - layers of eggnog mousse, whipped cream and Walkers shortbread cookies! So easy to make and great for Christmas! Great eggnog flavor!

Caramel Apple Blondie Cheesecake
Caramel_Apple_Blondie_Cheesecake8

Eggnog Cupcakes
Eggnog Cupcakes! So moist and full of eggnog! Perfect dessert for Christmas!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle
Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle - layers of gingerbread, no bake gingerbread cheesecake, caramel and whipped cream!

Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies
Soft and Chewy Eggnog Cookies

Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake - super moist vanilla cake full of fresh cranberries, iced with white chocolate icing and topped with sparking cranberries!

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Molasses Cream Cheese Icing
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Molasses Icing

Recipes from friends:
Pecan Eggnog Cookies from Shugary Sweets
Eggnog Sugar Cookies from Beyond Frosting
Eggnog Cookie Dough Truffles from Grandbaby Cakes