Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Recipe

Welcome, fellow dessert enthusiasts, to a journey of sweet indulgence that will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings! Today, we delve into the realm of cheesecake perfection with a delightful twist – Sugar Cookie Cheesecake. Imagine a velvety smooth cheesecake filling atop a buttery, crumbly sugar cookie crust, adorned with a sprinkle of sugary goodness. Are you ready to elevate your dessert game? Let’s embark on this culinary adventure together!


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups finely crushed sugar cookies
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

For the Topping:

  • Additional crushed sugar cookies for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and prepare a 9-inch springform pan by greasing it and wrapping the bottom with aluminum foil to prevent any leaks.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the finely crushed sugar cookies and melted butter until they form a cohesive mixture. Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan to form the crust.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy, ensuring there are no lumps.
  4. Gradually add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract to infuse that delightful flavor into our cheesecake filling.
  5. Incorporate the sour cream and heavy cream into the mixture, stirring until smooth and well combined, creating a luxurious texture for our cheesecake filling.
  6. Pour the velvety cheesecake filling over the prepared sugar cookie crust in the springform pan, ensuring it spreads evenly.
  7. Place the springform pan into a larger roasting pan and fill the roasting pan with hot water, halfway up the sides of the springform pan. This water bath technique helps prevent cracks in our cheesecake as it bakes.
  8. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until the edges are set, and the center is slightly jiggly, indicating the perfect level of doneness.
  9. Once baked, turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door slightly ajar for 1 hour to gradually cool down.
  10. After cooling, remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack before refrigerating it for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  11. Before serving, adorn your masterpiece with additional crushed sugar cookies for garnish and a dollop of whipped cream if desired, adding the perfect finishing touches to our Sugar Cookie Cheesecake delight.

Conclusion: Congratulations, dear reader, on mastering the art of creating the divine Sugar Cookie Cheesecake! As you savor each heavenly bite of this decadent dessert, may you relish in the delightful combination of creamy cheesecake and buttery sugar cookies, elevating your dessert experience to new heights. Until our next sweet adventure, happy baking and indulging! 🍰✨

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