Cookie butter and speculoos cookies are used to make this spectacular cheesecake that will surely impress your guests.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
5 hrs
total:
6 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Wrap the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan with aluminum foil to create a water-proof barrier.

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  • Pour water into a large baking pan, filling it 1/2 inch deep, and place it in the oven to create a water bath.

  • Set aside 6 cookies for the topping. Break up the remaining cookies and place in a blender. Pulse several times until the cookies have turned into uniform crumbs.

  • Combine softened butter and cookie crumbs in a bowl using a fork or pastry knife. Add mixture to the prepared springform pan and evenly press them into the bottom to form a crumb crust. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, cookie butter, vanilla extract, and ground ginger in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix to combine on medium-high speed; mixture will be quite thick. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the bowl with a spatula as needed. Stir in toffee chips.

  • Remove springform pan from the refrigerator. Pour filling on top of the crust, using a spatula to even out the top. Carefully place springform pan into the water bath, adding more hot water if necessary.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake until the top of the cheesecake is golden brown, 50 to 60 minutes. Add more hot water as necessary, since there will be some evaporation.

  • Remove cheesecake and place on a wire rack to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

  • Whisk sour cream and 1/2 cup cookie butter together to make the topping. Spread topping on top of the cheesecake and garnish with 1/2 cup toffee chips. Crumble reserved cookies over on top. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

778 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 57.4g; fat 57.4g; cholesterol 181.6mg; sodium 330.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
Love this recipe! I used biscoff cookie butter but couldn't find the cookies for the crust. I used a butter biscuit and added a little cinnamon. I left out the toffee bits because I don't like them but it turned out fantastic. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2020
I was looking forward to loving this recipe, but I just couldn’t. First, the way the recipe is written is confusing. It directs the cook to prepare the crust and then add the topping to It—but later says to add the topping to the baked cheesecake. The groupings of the steps don’t serve to keep things in logical, linear order. The crust needs to be doubled. The final result of the cheesecake was just okay. If I hadn’t known that I was eating cookie butter, I wouldn’t have guessed that it was in the cheesecake. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2020
As the submitter of the recipe, I realize that in Step 3, I should have said, "Set aside 6 cookies for the garnish". As with most cheesecakes, there is a crust and a filling to be baked; a topping, to be spread over the baked and cooled cheesecake, prior to refrigeration; and the 6 reserved cookies are to be crumbled and sprinkled over the topping of the cheesecake for a garnish, which I did, before I put the cheesecake in the fridge. If you like, you can put the cookie crumb garnish on the cheesecake, when you are ready to serve. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2020
I was looking forward to loving this recipe, but I just couldn’t. First, the way the recipe is written is confusing. It directs the cook to prepare the crust and then add the topping to It—but later says to add the topping to the baked cheesecake. The groupings of the steps don’t serve to keep things in logical, linear order. The crust needs to be doubled. The final result of the cheesecake was just okay. If I hadn’t known that I was eating cookie butter, I wouldn’t have guessed that it was in the cheesecake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2019
Love this recipe! I used biscoff cookie butter but couldn't find the cookies for the crust. I used a butter biscuit and added a little cinnamon. I left out the toffee bits because I don't like them but it turned out fantastic. Read More
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