Today we are throwing a virtual bridal shower for our friend Julie!! Julie is getting married in just a couple weeks. I am sure it will be a gorgeous ceremony, and I can’t wait to see pictures of her in her dress! To help celebrate Megan brought together some of Julie’s friends to share some great food.
I picked this chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake for a couple reasons. First, I know Julie is a fan of The Cheesecake Factory, and that is where the idea for this recipe came from. Second, I know she has been eating healthy so she could look beautiful in her dress. That deserves a reward, so cheesecake it is!
I am going to be honest, I am not a big fan of cheesecake. The only couple that I have liked have been heavily flavored with something else. For example; tons of cookie dough. The Cheesecake Factory has a version of this that is completely over the top. I am pretty sure there is more cookie dough than cheesecake in theirs. I evened the playing field a little, but however you want to do it is fine by me. Plus it has an Oreo cookie crust, and I am just a sucker for Oreo crusts.
I thought about doing little mini version of these, but I wanted you to be able to see the cookie dough. If you have a mini cheesecake pan (I don’t), these would be great to do in there. Everyone loves mini desserts, and it is built in portion control 🙂
Congrats Julie! I hope you have a wonderful day. I know you and Jason will have a life time of happiness together.
- 2/3 package of Oreos , crushed
- 4 Tbls butter , melted
- 2 1/2 pounds cream cheese , softened - cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 6 eggs , plus 2 egg yolks
- 1 Tlbs butter , melted
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Prepare the Cookie Dough :In an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar. Add vanilla. With mixer on low, slowly add in the flour, until completely incorporated. It will be very dry, that is ok. Beat in milk until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into small 1 inch balls. Place in freezer for 45 minutes, or until completely frozen.
- Prepare the crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix together the cookie crumbs and the butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to firmly press it into the bottom, keeping it off the sides. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
- Prepare the Cheesecake: Increase oven heat to 500 degrees. Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese on low until broken up, about 1 minute. Scrape the sides, and add 3/4 cup of sugar, and salt. Mix over low for about a minute, until well combined. Beat in the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar.
- Scrape the sides, add sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix over low for 1 minute. Mix in egg yolks until thoroughly combined. Add the whole eggs, 2 at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each addition. Stir in about 1/2 of the frozen cookie dough balls, until evenly distributed.
- Gently brush the top of the baked and cooled crust with the 1 Tbls of melted butter. Place springform pan on a baking sheet. Pour filling into the crust.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Without opening the oven door reduce the temperature to 200 degrees. Bake for about 90 minutes, or until the center of the cheesecake is 150 degrees.
- Let cool for 5 minutes. Then run a knife around the edge to loosen the sides. After 2 hours wrap in plastic and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours.
- To remove the mold wrap a warm kitchen towel around the pan, and let set for 1 minute. Gently remove the sides. Cut into 12 slices, and top with whipped cream to serve.
Go check out what everyone else brought to Julie’s Shower
Megan from Wanna Be A Country Cleaver: Smoked Salmon Crostini
Rachel from Rachel Cooks: Easy Cappucino Mousse Cups
Cassie from Bake Your Day: Confetti Popcorn
Tara from Chip Chip Hooray: Butterscotch Biscoff Chunk Blondies
Lauren from Climbing Grier Mountain: Vanilla Cupcakes with Purple Buttercream Frosting
Kathryn from London Bakes: Spring onion and parmesan mini quiche
Carla from Carla’s Confections: Blueberry Bliss Cocktail for Julie
Ali from Gimme Some Oven: Chicken Enchilada Cups
Rachel from Baked by Rachel: Chocolate Eclairs with White Chocolate Drizzle
Claire from Realistic Nutritionist: Chicken Salad Crostinis