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Course Christmas Desserts, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Kids in the kitchen, Santa's, strawberries, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Santas, white chocolate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cara, Josh, and Pam

Ingredients

  • 12 - 14 fresh strawberries, rinsed then patted dry with paper towels
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature (can use reduced fat cream cheese but NOT fat free for the recipe)
  • 5 tbsp sifted powdered sugar 
  • 1 tsp  real vanilla extract, don’t use imitation vanilla for this recipe
  • 24 - 28 mini chocolate chips for Santa’s eyes 

Instructions

  1. Have a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Place in fridge until ready to use. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a stand mixer or use a hand held mixture until smooth and creamy and thick. Cut the top of each strawberry evenly to form the base. Now, cut the tip of each strawberry about ⅓ from the top to form the hat. Place cheesecake mixture into a Ziploc bag or pastry/piping bag. Push all the cheesecake mixture down to one corner. Snip the end of that corner off.   Pipe cream cheese mixture onto the base and pipe a small dot for a button as shown. Place the hat on top and pipe a small dab of mixture to the tip for the hat pom and in the middle of the base as seen in the photos. Place the mini chocolate chips flat side out in the middle between the base and hat for the eyes. Best when served immediately or can be stored in fridge up to 2 days