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Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake

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I wanted to create a dessert that echoed the beloved cookies and cream flavour combination and with this month’s Sweet Adventure’s Blog Hop being cheese-themed, I knew a cookies ‘n’ cream cheesecake was the answer.

I described this cake to someone as “a choc chip cookie and a cheesecake had a baby and the result was amazing” which basically sums up this new recipe!


Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Choc Chip Cookie base
  • 140g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 200g chocolate chips
Cheesecake
  • 500g cream cheese
  • ¾ cup - 1 cup icing sugar (to taste)
  • 200ml double cream
Chocolate Ganache
  • 100g dark chocolate chip
  • 100ml double cream
Instructions
Choc Chip Cookie base
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Add choc chips, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Beat on low speed until just combined (don’t overwork the mixture or it can become tough).
  4. Press the majority of the dough into the middle of a 23cm/9" round greased springform tin. I baked the leftover dough into 6 small cookies, for decorating or for eating ;)
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
Cheesecake
  1. Place the cream cheese and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Add in the double cream and keep beating until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour onto the cooled biscuit base and put in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Bring the cream to a simmer either over the stove top or in the microwave.
  2. Add the choc chips to the cream and stir until melted and glossy.
  3. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over the top of the cake.
  4. Enjoy!

The combination of the thick choc chip cookie crust, creamy cheesecake filling and rich chocolate ganache makes it a decadent and popular dessert with everyone I’ve served it to!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Katie November 18, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Swah, this looks heavenly! Inspired by your recent trip to my homeland?

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      My cheesecake was definitely paying homage to your homeland Katie! :)

  • Reply Nic November 18, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for joining the hop! As always your entry looks and sounds divine. I would love to try a piece!

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      I wish I could send you some through the computer screen Nic! I still have quite a large slice left ;)

  • Reply Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie November 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Yummo! That looks absolutely delicious! Fancy posting some to Melbourne?!

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Haha I can just imagine you eagerly unwrapping your package and finding a sticky, melted mess! ;D

  • Reply Tina @ bitemeshowme November 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    love the choc chip cookie base.. with or without the cheesecake on top haha!

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      Tina I have decided all cakes now need a choc chip cookie base! Hehe

  • Reply Irene @ {a swoonful of sugar} November 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Yes, yes yesss! LOVE the combo and that pink cake stand !

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Oh thank you, I am so in love with my cake stand. It’s from Robert Gordon :)

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade November 18, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    AMAZING! I love the sexy chocolate ganache shiny topping. So beautiful =’D

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      I am completely obsessed with sexily dripping toppings over cake now haha. Ooooooze

  • Reply JJ @ 84thand3rd November 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Good lord. As always.

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you JJ!

  • Reply vegeTARAian November 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Oh man, you make the best sweets! I need to move closer to you so I can sample your goodies

    • Reply Swah November 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      That sounds like a perfect and dangerous plan!

  • Reply Jasmine November 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Oh my goshness and it has a chocolate chip cookie base – AMAZEBALLS!!! I’m wriggling in my chair in excitement for the for future cheesecake deliciousness that this recipe holds!

    • Reply Swah November 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Bake it and you will experience true happiness!

  • Reply My Kitchen Stories November 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I wasn’t sure you could beat your last Sabh blog hop effort but you have come very close!

    • Reply Swah November 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Haha thank you so much!

  • Reply Monica @ Gastromony November 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Looks utterly tempting! A lovely combo of two all time favourites :D

    • Reply Swah November 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

      I love combining 2 of my favourite things into one delicious treat!

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