Saturday, February 23, 2013

No-Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake

I must say, this dessert is the one to make when you just want something that is yummy and creamy and rich and simply childish.  Cookie dough ice cream.... who will actually not admit to secretly loving it, especially as a child?  Separating all the cookie dough bits, saving them for one last mouth-crammed bite..... *sigh*

And for those of us who simply would rather eat all the cookie dough straight out of the bowl, rather than bake it....... because that is the only way to eat it.  

And for those of us who are simply, deeply, hopelessly in love with cheesecake.  No-bake cheesecake.  

(if you don't end up wanting to put all the cookie dough bits in the cheesecake, just put them in a ziplock and stick them in the freezer.  They're quite addicting.)

Oh, and graham crackers.  I love graham crackers.  :)
But my favorite is cookie dough.  :)

No-Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake

2 packages graham crackers, processed into fine crumbs (about 4 cups)
10 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine in a bowl, press into the bottom of a 9x13" pan, set in the fridge to firm up.

4 packages cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups whipping cream

Cream together the cream cheese, sugars, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whip the whipping cream into stiff peaks. Add in about 1 cup of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, beating gently. Scrape the bottom of the bowl, and repeat till you have added in all the whipped cream.  Set in the fridge.

Cookie Dough
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla together. Beat in water.  Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Roll the cookie dough into 1/2" logs. Refrigerate logs to firm up. Once firm, cut into 1/2" slices. Freeze the chunks while getting ready to assemble.

To Assemble
Spread half of the filling on the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle half of the cookie dough pieces on top, then spoon the rest of the filling over the cookie dough- smooth out with a off-set spatula. Sprinkle as many cookie dough pieces over the top as you would like, and then drizzle chocolate sauce over the cheesecake.

And there is is.... the finished cheesecake!!



  1. *swoon* This sounds toxic-ly amazing!! I am a definite cookie dough addict. Who ever came up with the idea of ruining it by cooking the cookies? Really?!? :)

  2. My only disappointment? You made this while you were gone... ;). Miss you! <3

  3. Um. YES!

    No fair giving me a sweet tooth when it isn't even noon yet! :)

  4. This looks delicious! I am going to make this real soon!!!
    Emily J.