December 24th is my Brother In Law’s birthday. There’s a long standing family tradition of him getting a giant chocolate chip cookie cake for his birthday. This year he requested something different, a cheesecake, but he still wanted chocolate chop cookie incorporated somehow if possible.
This lead me to some googling which turned up lots of chocolate chip cheesecake recipes, but I didn’t feel like just tossing some chocolate chips, or some pieces of cookies, in to a cheesecake was really what I was looking for. Then I came upon this recipe for a cheesecake with a cookie crust. This seemed like exactly what I wanted, with the exception of being chocolate cheesecake. Knowing the palates of the folks I was cooking for I thought that would be too much.
To solve the cheesecake problem I consulted one of my go to blogs, Sally’s Baking Addiction, and saw she has a no bake cheesecake recipe, so I used that.
So I made the crust, let it cool down in the fridge completely, made the filling, put it in the crust, covered it.. and we all went out for dinner and drinks while I hoped the cake would set. When we got back we gave the birthday boy presents and it was cake time. I popped the springform mold open and hoped I’d have a solid cake. I did! Some chocolate drop and homemade marshmallows completed the decoration and cake was served. Everyone loved it. Personally I think I prefer baked cheesecake to no bake, but I’m not sure how I could pull that off with the cookie crust. I guess I have a whole year to try and research it.