- Three bricks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
- Pinch salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- Mini chocolate chips
- Crushed candy canes
- 2 tablespoons peppermint extract
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Place one 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until creamy, about 3 minutes, then beat in remaining packages of cream cheese.
- Increase mixer speed to high and beat in remaining sugar. Next beat in the salt, peppermint extract. Blend in eggs one at a time, beating only until completely blended. Mix in sour cream and heavy cream. Be careful not to over mix batter. Fold in chocolate chips and crushed candy cane pieces.
- Pour batter into silicone molds or 9-inch springform pan wrapped in aluminum foil. Bake cheesecakes until top is lightly browned, roughly 25 minutes. If making one large cheesecake, bake for roughly one hour in a water bath. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with additional chocolate chips and crushed candy.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Susan Whetzel @doughmesstic.