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Old 11-18-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Question Cookie Crust for Cheesecake

i don't want a cookie crumb crust for a cheesecake i will make for thanksgiving. i have a wonderful filling recipe. my question, how would a sugar cookie mix work. just mix up and pat into pan? i think it will work, do you? course would bake before adding filling.

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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i don't want a cookie crumb crust for a cheesecake i will make for thanksgiving. i have a wonderful filling recipe. my question, how would a sugar cookie mix work. just mix up and pat into pan? i think it will work, do you? course would bake before adding filling.
It definitely will work, Babe!
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I have spread brownie batter on the bottom of my springform and baked it, then topped with my filling and baked again, it worked quite well.

I like using crushed vanilla wafers with butter for my cheesecake crusts as well.
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I have spread brownie batter on the bottom of my springform and baked it, then topped with my filling and baked again, it worked quite well.

I like using crushed vanilla wafers with butter for my cheesecake crusts as well.
Mmmmmm, Brownies!

I'm still going to work on a gingersnap crust. It just sounds so yummy.
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I'm still going to work on a gingersnap crust. It just sounds so yummy.
That's my fave! Never tried with a cheesecake though, sounds like a wonderful thing
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Mmmmmm, Brownies!

I'm still going to work on a gingersnap crust. It just sounds so yummy.
Just do it the same way as a graham cracker crust, any cookie can be subbed. I was thinking about a coconut macaroon crust with a pineapple-macadamia nut cheesecake.

I just mentioned this to Shrek, he wants to know when it will be ready.
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...I like using crushed vanilla wafers with butter for my cheesecake crusts as well.
I tried this once but I ground the cookies too finely and didn't like the texture. Tasted great though. Next time, I'll leave the crumbs a little coarser.
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I tried this once but I ground the cookies too finely and didn't like the texture. Tasted great though. Next time, I'll leave the crumbs a little coarser.
Like you, I tried running vanilla wafers through a food processor to make a crust, but it turned them into dust.

The next time, I used a one gal. ziplock bag and a rolling pin. With a little pounding and a little rolling, I got a much better texture in about the same amount of time, considering cleanup.
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Like you, I tried running vanilla wafers through a food processor to make a crust, but it turned them into dust.

The next time, I used a one gal. ziplock bag and a rolling pin. With a little pounding and a little rolling, I got a much better texture in about the same amount of time, considering cleanup.
Yeah. That was going to be my next try. I don't make cheesecake a lot because I enjoy eating it too much.
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I tried this once but I ground the cookies too finely and didn't like the texture. Tasted great though. Next time, I'll leave the crumbs a little coarser.
That's what I did, plus I still had a little bit more butter melted so I added it. WRONG! I had a gooey mess at the bottom of my pudding. Delicious, but very gooey.

I guess I'll have to do it a few cookies at a time and pour them out. I use a blender that I bought for this and because it's good for so many other things. I have a tiny kitchen and the blender fits just fine.
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