Cookie Dough Cheesecake Balls
Everything small and classed as bite-sized is certainly a trend when it comes to the baking industry, and we can't help but dribble over the sound of cookie dough cheesecake bites. Cheesecake is the sassy sister that brings life to the party and with cookie dough added; they're a match made in heaven. In this recipe, we use homemade cookie dough, but you can definitely use Gookie Dough in any flavour of your choice as it will work the same way!
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What you'll need
For the cheesecake:
678 grams of cream cheese softened
207 grams of sugar
Three tablespoons of all-purpose flour
240 ml of sour cream
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
For the cookie dough:
Six tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature
36 gram of brown sugar
52 grams of sugar
One teaspoon of vanilla extract
130 grams of all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoons of salt
Two tablespoons of milk
85 grams of chocolate chips
For the chocolate topping:
95 grams of Flora White
1020 grams of chocolate chips
170 grams of white chocolate chips
What to do:
Firstly, preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius and line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Ensure that you grease the sides. Next, mix the cream cheese, sugar and flour until it is combined thoroughly.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat them slowly, then add in the sour cream and vanilla extract. Take your electric whisk and mix at low speed until combined. Pour the mixture into your springform pan.
Place the springform pan which you need to cover with tin foil, inside of another pan. Fill the outside with warm water but ensure that the water level doesn't go over the edge of the tin foil. Bake like this for one hour. When the hour is up, turn off the heat and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door closed for 30 minutes. Then open the oven door slightly and leave the cheesecake there for another 30 minutes.
Next, remove your cheesecake and chill until completely cold. Now it's time to make the cookie dough (skip the next section if you're using Gookie Dough).
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Cream the butter and both sugars together until they are light and fluffy, then mix in your vanilla extract. With your whisk on, add in your flour and salt until it is combined nicely. Next, add the milk and continue mixing. Stir in the chocolate chips, and you should have a thick, delicious dough.
Make balls of your cookie or Gookie dough until it's all used up. Pop them in the fridge so they stay cool.
Take your cheesecake and spoon two tablespoons at a time. Squish it together in the palm of your hand so it merges together and then flatten it out. Place the cookie dough in the centre and wrap the cheesecake around it so you now have a gorgeous bite-sized treat. Keep repeating this until all of the mixture is gone. Pop them back in the fridge.
Next, microwave the chocolate chips and flora together. Do this 20 seconds at a time and stir well until fully melted. Dip your cheesecake bites into the chocolate. Drop the ball into the bowl and used a spoon to cover it fully. Then life out with a fork and pop onto parchment paper so it solidifies. Once this is done, microwave the white chocolate and drizzle the balls.
Keep refridgerated at all times.
So, it may be a long winded recipe but in our opinion, it definitely looks worth it. Remember with the use of Gookie Dough, you're saving time!
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