It’s cake week! Also, known as birthday week because what’s a birthday without cake? What’s considered cake? Anything with the word cake in it in my opinion. So for my birthday week, I decided to throw it back to a dessert I remember my mom making all the time, with a little twist.
CHEESECAKE IS CAKE? RIGHT?
It’s one of my favorite desserts, and I remember cheesecake being my mom’s go-to dessert to bring to parties and potlucks. Everybody always loved them, and so did I. It’s one of the first things I remember baking with her as a little girl. She made little tarts though, the size of cupcakes with a vanilla wafer bottom. YUM. As years passed I’ve made some adjustments to the traditional toppings of blueberry and cherry pie filling my mom used, to even changing up the “crust”.
THE ONE WHERE…..
The beauty of this recipe is its full proof. If you are a Friend’s show lover you’ll know the episode of the one where Fibi discovers her grandma’s famous cookie recipe was the Tollhouse recipe on the back of the chocolate chip package. Well, this cheesecake recipe is exactly that, the OG Philadelphia cheesecake recipe printed in the box. The only thing different is the crust, and I halved the recipe because I don’t need all those calories with the years adding on ?. I went away from the traditional graham cracker and used these coconut cookies (I got them at Costco with their weekly coups, aka coupons). These cookies alone are amazeballs, make them into a crust for a cheesecake, get the heck out here. Also, you’re welcome.
Let’s get to the recipe though, cause my piece of cake is waiting for me.
Homemade cheesecake, need we say more?! Recipe Notes
Coconut Cookie Crusted Cheesecake
Homemade cheesecake, need we say more?!
I love this dessert, it is simple to make. Practically all the time is waiting for the cream cheese to soften then waiting for the cake to chill. Which is the hardest part, I just want to eat it out of the oven! The fresh blueberry topping and this new awesome crust is where it’s at. Try out my new crust, or substitute your favorite cookie for the crust and let us know in the comment section below what you used!