4/26/12

cookie butter swirl cheesecake



First off, congrats to the winners of the Baked cookbook and brownie giveaway: #42 Beth and #76 Pam. Please email me your shipping address!

Did anyone try my cookie butter cookies? Weren't they good?
Since I was so thrilled at how many uses one can use for baking with cookie butter, I made a cheesecake with it. The possibilities of this cookie butter are endless.
What have you made with it?
So far, all I've tried is the cookie butter from Trader Joe's. I know there is a biscoff spread too? Have yet to find it. Does it taste just like the one at Trader Joe's? Are there different types of cookie butter out there? I would imagine so. Where is the Oreo cookie butter? :-)




You'll need two packs of cookies. Or use one pack mixed with a combo of another hard cookie. Be as creative as you want.





Gently plop down 2-3 giant globs of cookie butter, spaced apart. Then use a chopstick to gently swirl the cookie butter around. Easy peasy.



cookie butter swirl cheesecake
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crust
2 cups of crushed Trader Joe’s Bistro Biscuits (or any type of hard-cinnamon cookie)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
Generous pinch of sea salt

cheesecake filling
4 - 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temp
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
3 large eggs and 2 large egg yolks

Cookie butter swirl
½ - ¾ cup of cookie butter

½ cup of warm caramel, for garnish, optional but wonderful

cook notes: This makes a nice thick crust. If you don’t like a thick crust then use less cookies crumbs (maybe 1 & ½ cups?).

Preheat your oven to 350°F.
In a measuring cup, crack open the eggs and egg yolks, set aside until ready to use.
Spray a 9 or 10-inch springform pan with non stick spray. In a food processor grind up the cookies into a fine crumb. In a bowl, combine the cookies, a pinch of salt, and the melted butter. Mix, then press into the bottom and partially up the sides of the springform pan. (I use a flat bottomed glass to press it in evenly). Recipe by vanillasugarblog.com
Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is just lightly brown around the edges, set aside and let cool. Reduce the oven heat to 300°F.
In a food processor or mixer, mix the cream cheese, with the eggs, eggs yolks, sugar and heavy cream. Mix until you have a nice custard-like consistency and no lumps are visible.
Pour cheesecake batter into cooled crust pan. Take your cookie butter, and GENTLY place down three or four glops/piles, spaced evenly, around the batter. Using a chopstick (or other small, pointed stick) gently swirl the cookie butter around until you have a nice array of swirls.

baking:
Most people like to do a water bath for their cheesecake. I never do, I find all too annoying. But if you want to do this feel free; it’s best to bake your cheesecake how ever you feel most comfortable.
I baked this cheesecake at 300°F for 50-55 minutes; turned off oven and left it alone for a couple hours. You know the cheesecake is done when there is no jiggle in the middle and the middle batter has set up.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, and then you need to cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
When cheesecake is baking try not to open the oven door a lot, if at all.
You might need a wet knife to slice cheesecake.
When ready to serve, slice with a wet knife and drizzle slices with caramel sauce (optional).

43 comments:

  1. Our TJs finally got the cookie dough butter! I can't wait to try it out. This cheesecake is drool worthy!

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  2. You've done it now. SEND ME A PIECE! lol. Definitely bookmarking this too for when I get my crap out of storage.

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  3. Seriously drool! I've never seen cookie butter at my TJ's! I will be on the look out next time I'm there!

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    1. you know i never could find it either that's why i'm so late to the party on discovering it.
      i found it hidden in the peanut butter aisle.

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  4. Dang. I just bought a new jar of Biscoff (which I hear is similar to cookie butter)...guess I won't be eating it with a spoon after all!

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  5. This looks great - I have a jar that I've been hoarding - and now I know what to use it for!

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  6. More fabulousness, Dawn!

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  7. I've actually had "biscoff spread cheesecake" written on a post-it on my desk for weeks! it's like we're twins. :) and you know I'll be making this.

    I've tasted both biscoff and TJ's cookie butter and honestly, to me they taste the same. Karly of Buns in My Oven actually did make oreo cookie spread! I haven't tried it yet...but you know it's coming.

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  8. This looks amazing Dawn. Now I'm off to look for cookie butter in UK

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  9. please install a Pin It button! OMG this is so pinworthy :)

    It's beautiful. Wow, Dawn. Seriously. In love with it! I actually have a sponsored post coming out on Monday...it involves cookie butter. I think you'll like it. This, I have to make. One day soon!

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  10. My god! You single-handed have officially made me hate my diet, but I'm a happier person because of it. Hehe. We need more sweets in our lives.

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  11. I just had breakfast but am REALLY craving a slice of this cheesecake now!

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  12. This looks amazing!! You are so creative with all the different flavors you incorporate into your beautiful desserts.

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  13. wow this looks awesome your such a fab baker, I am sure your secretly a pro :-)

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  14. Wow, looks incredible and I love those swirls of goodness on top!

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  15. Wow, the swirl looks so enticing. I always thought you had to add an egg yolk or something to the butter (peanut or cookie butter) to prevent it from getting dried out, though? I guess not, because this looks amazing.

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  16. What a stunning, divine & absolutely FABULOUSLY looking cheesecake! Waw!!!
    A real delight!

    Now, I want & big slice to savour instantly, thank you!!!! xxx

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  17. I have tried the Biscoff spread. In fact I'm working a 12 step program in attempts to cut back. This does not help!!!

    I love Biscoff, a lot, and you have basically asked me, 'Want some cheesecake to go with that spread?' Um, YES!

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  18. You are brilliant! This looks heavenly :)

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  19. I've tried Biscoff in a little sampler on an airplane once. Wasn't so into it. Saw this at Trader Joe's the other day and was afraid to buy it (afraid for my hips). Looks like you did great things w/ it here!

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  20. You have seriously outdone yourself. This looks AMAZING!

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  21. oh boy. you're lucky to have stashed a slice in the veggie drawer :) looks amazing!!!

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  22. Mouth watering! Looks great!

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  23. OMG, I'm drooling! Is it teatime yet? This cheesecake looks incredibly scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  24. Sure wish we had a Trader Joe's...I'd love some of that cookie butter! Guess I'll have to resort to online buying as I don't think I can resist this!

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  25. how can one go wrong with a display of ingredients such as that? this is glorious, dawn!

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  26. oh goodie! The eggs make this paleo! I have my teenager hooked on cookie butter, like Nutella it's a healthy start to the day;-)

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  27. Good lord. A little slice of heaven on a plate!

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  28. We don't have Trader Joe's, but our stores have Biscoffs and Biscoff Spread, so I'm good to go on this cheesecake. :-)

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  29. What is cookie butter? Cus I can't find it in kosher so I want to make it myself.
    Thanks
    Judy

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    1. judy-
      cookie butter is nothing more than ground up cookies (with a bit of oil). ground up so fine that it becomes a paste/peanut butter like paste. It's really good. There are all kinds of different versions out there. this might help you: http://bakingbites.com/2011/12/what-is-biscoff-spread/

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  30. Hi,

    Your cookie butter swirl cheesecake looks tasty
    You can submit your cookie butter swirl cheesecake pics on http://www.foodporn.net It is a food photography site where members can submit all food pictures that make readers hungry :)
    I am already hungry to see your cookie butter swirl cheesecake photo btw, LOL

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  31. Just gorgeous Dawn. I am not a cheesecake person and I would INHALE a slice of that heaven.

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  32. On my drive home I kept thinking about how I should go for a run. "I have a race on Sunday need to exercise, it's nice day must go for jog..." so on and so forth. Then I got online, for some reason googled cookie butter cookies, discovered your blog, and found myself eating a piece of chocolate with a dollop of cookie butter on it! darn diet ruiner! lol This cheesecake looks dangerous to my well being, but I must make it anyway!

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  33. Dawn!!! Guess what I found! A Cookie Butter Recipe!!! Check it out! A blog post on Molly's site, Sugar Rush gives the recipe, so now we don't have to wait for Trader Joe's! A link to your blog sent me here, and this cheesecake looks so delightful! I may or may not be able to resist! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Wow, cheesecake looks amazing! I made some Chocolate Chip Cookie Butter today that would be delicious in your recipe, thanks for the idea!

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  35. There is oreo cookie butter! I've made it before and its delicious! http://bunsinmyoven.com/2012/03/27/oreo-cookie-spread/

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  36. thanks for posting.

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  37. How did you get the batter so thick? Mine's looking a bit like single cream right now even after a little cornflour. Do I just keep beating it?

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    1. mine wasn't that thick.
      did you end up baking it?
      should thicken up when baked

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    2. Yes, I baked just the mix for 10min, added the cookie butter, then finished off baking. Worked a treat and everyone loved it! Used 2x8" silicone moulds instead of the springform and put them in the freezer when cool, popped right out with no mess. Plus I then got to decorate 2 cakes :)

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