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Gingerbread & Caramel Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

These adorable little festive Gingerbread & Caramel Cream Cheese Cookie Cups are wonderfully guilty free! Made without any refined sugar, they're the perfect healthy gingerbread cookie for the holiday season. Filled with a creamy 'caramel' cream cheese and drizzled for the extra special touch!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gingerbread & Caramel Cream Cheese Cookie Cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 165 kcal
Author Yvonne


Cookie Dough

  • 3 c. Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. ginger
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/3 c. + 1 tbsp. grade b maple syrup
  • 1/4 c. blackstrap molasses
  • 4 tbsp. applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Caramel Cream Cheese

  • 8 medjool dates pitted
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Caramel Drizzle

  • 6 medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 c. water


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  

  2. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet in another. Add dry to wet and mix only until combined.

  3. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough into a mini muffin pan. Bake the cookies for about 12-14 minutes. Gently press center to create a cavity. Completely cool before filling. 

  4. For the cream cheese using your high speed blender or food processor, blend together the dates, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. 

  5. Spoon a tbsp of caramel cream cheese into each cookie cup. 

  6. For drizzle, blend together dates and water until smooth. Add to a ziplock bag and snip the corner. Drizzle over each cookie cup.

Recipe Notes

Gingerbread cookie dough recipe adapted from My Whole Food Life: http://mywholefoodlife.com/2012/11/17/healthy-gingerbread-cookies/

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread & Caramel Cream Cheese Cookie Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.