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Monster Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cooling Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

Monster Cookie Dough Cheesecake: peanut butter cheesecake, studded with hunks of monster cookie dough, all on an Oreo crust with chocolate whipped cream!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate caramel chip cheesecake, Cookie, Dough, monster
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 638 kcal
For the eggless cookie dough
For the crust
  • 24 Oreo cookies, finely crushed or processed in a food processor
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, melted
For the cheesecake filling
For the chocolate whipped cream
To make the cookie dough:
  1. In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar for the eggless cookie dough until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.  
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract and peanut butter.  
  3. Add the flour, oats, and milk, and mix until combined.  
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and m&m's.  The dough will be thick and crumbly.  Set the dough aside.
To make the crust:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  
  2. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  3. Combine the Oreo cookie crumbs and butter in a small bowl.  
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom of the springform pan.  
  5. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set it aside to cool.  
  6. Cover the outside of the pan with aluminum foil so that water from the water bath cannot get in.  Set the prepared pan aside.
To make the cheesecake filling:
  1. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter, and flour on low speed until completely combined and smooth.  Be sure to use low speed to reduce the amount of air added to the batter, which can cause cracks.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  
  3. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract, and mix on low speed until combined.  
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing slowly to combine.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is well combined.
  5. Pour about one-third of the filling into the crust of the cheesecake.  
  6. Crumble about three-quarters of the cookie dough over the cheesecake batter, making an even layer.  
  7. Spread the chocolate sauce over the cookie dough.  
  8. Spread the remaining cheesecake filling over the chocolate sauce.
  9. Place the springform pan inside another larger pan.  
  10. Fill the outside pan with enough warm water to go about halfway up the side of the springform pan.  The water should not go above the top edge of the aluminum foil on the springform pan.  
  11. Bake for 1 hour.
  12. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door closed for 30 minutes.  Do not open the door or you'll release the heat.
  13. Crack the oven door and leave the cheesecake in the oven for another 30 minutes.  This cooling process helps the cheesecake cool slowly to prevent cracks.
  14. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes.  Remove the pan from the water bath and remove the aluminum foil.  Refrigerate the cheesecake until it is completely cool and firm, 6 to 7 hours.
  15. When the cheesecake is firm, remove it from the springform pan and set it on a serving plate.  Crumble the reserved cookie dough onto the cheesecake, leaving a 1-inch margin around the edge.
To make the chocolate whipped cream:
  1. Place the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl, and using a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.  
  2. Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a 4B tip, and pipe swirls around the top outside edge of the cheesecake.
Recipe Notes

Refrigerate unil ready to serve.  Best eaten within 2 to 3 days, but keeps for 4 to 5 days, refrigerated.

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Nutrition Facts
Monster Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 638 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 395mg17%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1040IU21%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.