Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cheesecake Bars

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I was in the mood for something cold and lip-smackingly sweet. Something I could sink my teeth into. Something to maintain my weight. So I made this treat with a few of my favorite things.

Cheesecake.

Chocolate. (Hello there my friend)

and these cookies.

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If you ever fly Delta, then you’ve probably had them before. They’re one of the snack options. I always get excited when the cart comes down the aisle. Time for cookies. They’re so good, I’ve started buying them if I travel other airlines because it feels wrong to fly without them.

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They’re a crunchy, no-frills, sans chocolate type of cookie. Actually, I’m surprised I like them so much. But I do. Oh I do.

So I thought they would be great to use for the cheesecake crust.

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Throw the cookies into a food processor and chop them up into beautiful golden brown cookie powder.

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About 1 1/2 cups worth.

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Then add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.

Don’t you love how packed brown sugar looks? Even in the size of a tablespoon. Wouldn’t it be fun to have buckets of it and make brown sugar sand castles? One can only dream.

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To make the crust, mix the cookie crumbs and brown sugar together. Add 6 tablespoons melted butter and combine. Place the mixture in a 13 X 9 pan and press firmly into the bottom.

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Mix up the cheescake ingredients and pour it on the crust.

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Oh yeah!

Then bake it at 325 degrees for about 45 minutes.

And let it cool.

And try not to eat it.

And try not to eat it.

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Then whip up some chocolate ganache to pour on top.

Oh yeah.

Spread the chocolate evenly on top of the cheesecake and then refrigerate overnight.

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Cut into cute little cheesecake bars…

Or if you save a few of the cookies, you can sprinkle them on top of the chocolate before you refrigerate.

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P.S. … I didn’t make two pans of these cheesecake bars. That would be criminal. I just did half with and half without cookies on top.

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Chocolate Biscoff Cheesecake Bars

Crust
1 1/2 cups crushed Biscoff Cookies (about 27 cookies)*
3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
6 Tablespoons melted butter

  • Mix cookies and sugar together.
  • Add butter and stir until combined.
  • Press mixture into a 13 X 9 pan.

Cheesecake
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
3 eggs
8 oz. sour cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cream the sugar, cream cheese, and flour with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
  • On medium low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • Pour on prepared crust and bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Prepare ganache.

Chocolate Ganache
8 oz. heavy whipping cream
2 oz. butter
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • Heat cream and butter on stove until just before boiling.
  • Remove from stove and pour over chocolate. Stir until completely combined.
  • Add confectioners’ sugar and beat with a wire whisk until combined and smooth.
  • Pour over cooled cheesecake.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Cut into bars and serve.

Makes about 30 bars.

* Use the remaining cookies from the package to crumble and sprinkle over the chocolate before refrigerating.

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Enjoy sinking your teeth in!

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Jeanine said...

Thanks Bakerella and to the post who said that they found it at Walgreen’s. We have one of those! I am hopping in my truck today to head into town to see if they have them, this is going to be dessert tonight, My husband is going to flip over this…

August 9, 2010 11:43 AM
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Angela said...

Oh how yum!! I was debating on what to take to a girl’s night in coming up and here’s my answer! I will definitely be making these soon!

August 9, 2010 11:45 AM
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Desiree said...

I want these now!

August 9, 2010 11:53 AM
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Janet said...

Okay, that’s it! You’re booking my Delta flights from now on because I never get cookies!

Your cheesecake bars look devine!

August 9, 2010 12:04 PM
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Marian said...

Wow – I don’t even do a lot of baking but can’t wait to try these! I see that the Biscoff cookies are available online, but are there any supermarket chains or specialty shops that carry them?

August 9, 2010 12:08 PM
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Margarida said...

Amazing !!!

August 9, 2010 12:26 PM
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Brenda said...

Where do you buy the cookies? I LOVE them also, but only found them online when I looked.

August 9, 2010 12:29 PM
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Jennifer said...

If I cant find those cookies, what other cookies would you suggest? Or can you lead me to a link to make a different crust?

August 9, 2010 12:35 PM
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Yvonne! said...

this is the first post of yours that I’ve read and i LOVE those cookes!! i always get as many packs as they’ll give me and stretch them out over the next few days, They’re my favorite! So pleased to see from the comments that I can find them at Walgreesns!

August 9, 2010 12:48 PM
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DessertForTwo said...

Gorgeous ganache! :)

August 9, 2010 01:01 PM
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Lisa Anderson said...

Holy Biscoff Cookie Batman – you are a genesis! This sounds amazing and I must try it. I love these cookies!

August 9, 2010 01:06 PM
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Eva said...

simple divine!!!!!!!!

August 9, 2010 01:06 PM
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Michele said...

Did you cut them using a knife dipped in warm water? I’d be terrified (okay, maybe not truly terrified) of tearing the ganache.

Absolutely gorgeous, btw.

August 9, 2010 01:25 PM
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Ana said...

OMG…love it…i can’t wait to try it!!! I truly wish i had your talent. ;] Will let you know how mine turnout.

August 9, 2010 01:27 PM
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Mandy said...

I love Biscoff, too! In fact, I ordered a big case to half dip in chocolate and serve at my wedding–I ended up eating a fourth of them. :)
I love the idea of using them as a cheesecake crust, that’s brilliant!

August 9, 2010 01:37 PM
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Daphne said...

This recipe and the photo just made joyful tears spring to my eyes.

August 9, 2010 01:52 PM
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Elenore said...

That looks way too yummy!

Can I make you jealous if I say that thes cookies have there origin in Belgium and that we have plenty of them in our stores? It is very popular in here, we even have speculoosspread and speculoos icecream!

August 9, 2010 01:55 PM
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catherine said...

wow.. i’m drooling at work.

August 9, 2010 02:15 PM
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Tina said...

what a great idea to use those delta cookies! i just discovered them & didn’t even think of getting them outside of the plane! yay!

August 9, 2010 02:34 PM
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Chrish said...

Oh my! These bars look sinfully delicious!

August 9, 2010 02:36 PM
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leana said...

They look sooooooooooo good

August 9, 2010 02:41 PM
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Suzy said...

I love Biscoffs! I think ALL airlines should have them! :) Great idea to use them as a cheesecake crust!

August 9, 2010 02:57 PM
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CJ said...

I now want to fly Delta just to get a pack of these cookies! To bad Delta is the expensive airline out west.

August 9, 2010 03:12 PM
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StrawberryCAKE said...

These look amazingly sinful!

August 9, 2010 03:14 PM
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Shevon said...

Ooh, I have some of those cookies at home right now. There aren’t enough to make this…going to the store to get more! Walgreens always has them.

August 9, 2010 03:23 PM
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Lindsay Mc said...

HAHA!!! oh BAKERELLA, i used to be a flight attendant for one of delta’s smaller airlines and i totally thought that these would make the YUMMIEST cheesecake crust!!!!! this just makes me laugh….and of course i ‘never’ took any off the plane for myself…. ;) haha!!! actually i gave a ton to my dad to make one, but they all got eaten before it got made!! I LOVE IT!!!! this makes me SMILE!:)

August 9, 2010 03:30 PM
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Kristin said...

OMG – you are DEFINITELY my most favorite person on the PLANET. I NEVER would have thought about using these cookies as the crust. They are my absolute FAVORITE cookie EVER! What a fantastic idea!!

August 9, 2010 03:32 PM
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Marèse said...

Yum, they are perfect for my birthday party next month! Thanks for sharing, they look absolutely amazing!

August 9, 2010 03:46 PM
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Jess said...

O.M.G. I am salivating at the thought of eating that crust! I just flew Delta on Thursday and yesterday and savored every crumb of my cookies. I had no idea you could buy them!

August 9, 2010 03:59 PM
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cote said...

WOW
:O
it looks delicious

August 9, 2010 04:51 PM
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Amy L said...

What a great way to start the week!!! YUM!

August 9, 2010 05:14 PM
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Chocolate Freckles said...

Great recipe!!! These cheese cake bars are a winner!

August 9, 2010 05:41 PM
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SueP said...

My husband was watching me look at your site and saw the Cheesecake bars. His comment was “Oh, THOSE look good”. Guess what I am baking tomorrow?

August 9, 2010 06:12 PM
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Kali said...

Oh Bakerella, I love you!

August 9, 2010 06:39 PM
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Laura said...

These look incredible! I don’t think I can resist anything that involves biscoff cookies!
I think these bars might actually adapt well to soy ingredients.

August 9, 2010 06:42 PM
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Terri said...

OHH MYY! I am drooling! You are my hero!! The doctor has had me on house arrest due to surgery the last two weeks and I have been prowling the internet and always come to your site. Probably a good thing I can not get to the store right now. Thank you for all your recipes – love the red velvet cake and know I will love this one. Have made the cake balls but have never got them completed. Hubby eats eiither the cake or the chips first before I can get them completed.

August 9, 2010 06:45 PM
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njoycakes said...

not fair, now you’re just being mean. I’ve lost 14 lbs so far but I’m not finished with the diet yet, got another 9 lbs to go and then you post this?!!! love and slightly despise you all at the same time. x

August 9, 2010 06:46 PM
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eula said...

i love biscoff cookies!! this recipe looks sooooo good.

August 9, 2010 06:49 PM
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AGinTO said...

OH MY… HIPS.

I have to make these tomorrow. I have never heard of those cookies before. I’ve also never flown Delta before. Regular old Graham Crackers will have to do. Or maybe Oreos. YUM!

August 9, 2010 06:59 PM
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Ming said...

Mmmmm..These looks delicious!! Can wait to try making them!

August 9, 2010 07:02 PM
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Vintage Venus said...

mmmm… these are just too evil! xx

August 9, 2010 07:10 PM
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Dawn said...

*drool*

But REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT?? That’s downright evil!

They’ll be worth the wait, I’m sure. :)

August 9, 2010 07:17 PM
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Paula In Calgary said...

I think I hate you.

Just kidding. Or am I? I am running to the store to buy the ingredients to make this. My nephews and I will enjoy eating this. I have a HUGE weakness for cheesecake. I will have to bake some in a separate pan as I am allergic to chocolate though…

I really don’t hate you. I really like you and your recipes. I just don’t like my expanding ass

August 9, 2010 07:22 PM
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thatbird062 said...

Delighful,I want these cheescake bars at the local bakery. It really can please anyone with a sweet tooth.

August 9, 2010 07:41 PM
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Lindsey said...

ohmygosh!! those look amazing! (I know what I’m baking this weekend.)

August 9, 2010 07:55 PM
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{A} (13 y.o. aspiring baker) said...

That looks AWESOME! I want to make them soon!

August 9, 2010 08:16 PM
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Katie Meyer said...

I LOVE those biscoff cookies! I was so excited to see them in my local grocer. You have let out our little secret, friend!!!

And can we see a picture of you? I bet you are beautiful as your sweet creations….

August 9, 2010 08:27 PM
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Sarah said...

Oh my. Husband’s favorite cookie? Biscoff. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake.
I have just solved the what-to-do-for-his-birthday dilemma.
You are my new best friend.

August 9, 2010 08:28 PM
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Katie Meyer said...

Ok, just went to your “About” tab and caught a glimse of your sweet smile. Precious! Love your ideas, recipes, blog….I’m a baker too and am a regular follower (who never thought to go to your “about” tab-wink)

Blessings,
Katie

August 9, 2010 08:30 PM
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Jen from Passion-for-Parties.com said...

I am drooling! These look postively scrumptious! Thanks for sharing! :)

August 9, 2010 09:15 PM
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LimeCake said...

These cookies are one of my storebought favourites! Never thought to use them as a cookie crust. Yum!

August 9, 2010 09:37 PM
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Dorothy Kern said...

So totally going to make these! They are making my mouth water. Maybe this weekend, when my husband and daughter are gone. Then I won’t have to share!

August 9, 2010 09:47 PM
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Katrina said...

yum, yum, yum, yum

yum, yum, yum, yum, yuuum!

August 9, 2010 10:03 PM
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sharyl said...

i think i just drooled on myself…oh my gosh i want one right now! (can i just lick the screen?)

August 9, 2010 10:36 PM
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melanie said...

Why do I insist on reading your blog every week and still believe that I can maintain a healthy diet at the same time?!? LOL. Gonna try these as soon as I hit the grocery store for some ingredients.

August 9, 2010 10:38 PM
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mimi said...

Walgreens sells the Biscoff cookies

August 9, 2010 10:40 PM
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Demetria said...

OH MY GOODNESS… I LOVE BISCOFF COOKIES!!!!

Those cheesecake bars look SCRUMPTIDELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!

Ohhhh…. weee…..

thank you so much for sharing!!!

August 9, 2010 10:44 PM
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Sparkey and friends said...

You need a print button to reduce article just to the recipe. Thank you, Sparkey

August 9, 2010 10:44 PM
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Gina said...

Oh Bakerella, the cheesecake looks creamy and delicious, but Biscoff? I gag at the mention. Every time I fly Delta I hope they have changed their tasted in cookies. Blech. Oh, well, I’m sure I can substitute something less like cardboard. Maybe shortbread cookies? Oh how fabulous a cheesecake would be on top of girl scout shortbread cookie crumbs…. =)

August 9, 2010 10:44 PM
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Jennifer said...

I grew up on Biscoff when I lived in Belgium as a child. I found them on a Delta flight again about ten years ago. I recognized the taste immediately! We’ve been mail ordering them ever since. My son, now four, loves them too. They’re also WW friendly. :)

Now you’ve combined my three favorite things, cheesecake, chocolate, and Biscoff.

I see baking in the near future.

August 9, 2010 11:00 PM
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Ali Cakes said...

I Love making Cheese cakes, Squares, Two bite and whole. Thanks for the new idea can’t wait to try it!

August 9, 2010 11:08 PM
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Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes said...

Hahahaha yes I know these cookies from Delta. Glad to know when I chose them they were a good choice! And these look sooooo gooood I love cheesecake anything!

August 9, 2010 11:31 PM
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emily @ the happy home said...

thanks, bakerella. my eyes just did that looney tunes “aoogah” pop out of my head thing. that looks deeeelightful. thanks for sharing!

August 9, 2010 11:35 PM
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Tawny said...

These look good!! Only I think i’ll have to sub for a cookie without coffee :)

August 9, 2010 11:54 PM
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Nancy B said...

Just… Wow. How do you manage to make everything. Look so beautiful all the time???

August 9, 2010 11:59 PM
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Betsy Sajdak said...

You really had to fly a lot to get all of those cookies for the crust! :-)

August 10, 2010 12:18 AM
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Jeni said...

What’s the next best thing to sour cream? Is yogurt good enough? Thanks! I love your recipes.=)

August 10, 2010 01:23 AM
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Megan said...

Oh no…error? I made these today for a family gathering tomorrow night and hesitated when it said “1 Tablespoon” of vanilla for the cheesecake. I didn’t listen to the little baker voice in my head that said that would be too much and added the full amount; I just tried these and the vanilla is overwhelming and leaves an off taste. I caution that 1TBS is too much!! I would go with 1/2 that amount. Hopefully my family won’t be too off-put by the vanilla/alcohol taste. (ps…the Biscoff crust is amazing!)

August 10, 2010 01:55 AM
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sherri said...

MMMMMMM…even a Nutter Butter crust or Pecan Sandie crust would be delicious, dont you think?

August 10, 2010 02:03 AM
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Annie said...

I work for Delta and its so very hard for me to refrain from eating all the biscoffs on every plane that I enter. Love Biscoffs! Cant wait to sink my teeth into these babies!!!

August 10, 2010 02:26 AM
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August 10, 2010 04:22 AM
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*Elise said...

It’s very funny too see how cookies can have different names from a country to another. As said several time in the comments, we call them Speculoos in Belgium and not Biscoff.
It’s very nice for cheesecakes but also to make the crust of a crumble (pear-chocolate-Speculoos).
The ice cream is also very nice and we’ve got two kind of spread: smooth and crunchy (little pieces of speculoos mixed with the speculoos spread).
And one of my favourite is the speculoos milkshake!

Anyways, your “little treat” looks really delicious, I can’t wait to try it. And I can’t wait to try your cake pops as well :D

August 10, 2010 04:43 AM
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Lesley March said...

These look amazing!!! Anything with the word cheesecake in it works for me!

August 10, 2010 08:38 AM
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Patricia Scarpin said...

These are luscious! I love the shiny icing and smooth filling. Yum!

August 10, 2010 08:57 AM
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ariel said...

im glad to see that someone else has the same biscoff obsession as me!! these were delicious :D

August 10, 2010 11:36 AM
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lucy said...

complimenti!io adoro le cheese cake e la tua è fantastica e molto bella!

August 10, 2010 11:49 AM
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Michele said...

I don’t know you, but I love you!! LOL Yum!

August 10, 2010 12:09 PM
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Lauren said...

Yummy! Can’t wait to make these!

August 10, 2010 12:36 PM
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Kara said...

I have never tried one of those biscoff cookies… do they taste like coffee? If so… are there any other cookies you could substitute? But i love cheese cake!!! :)

August 10, 2010 12:51 PM
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Becky said...

Oh dear, these look divine! And I’m intrigued by these Biscoff cookies you speak of. Yum yum yum : )

August 10, 2010 01:18 PM
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Amy said...

Dude. Those look frickin’ frackin’ good. Now I’m gonna have to book a flight.

August 10, 2010 01:22 PM
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Giselle said...

I’m actually a flight attendant for Delta. I, personally, am over the cookies since I probably eat 2 dozen a day…but this recipe sounds like a great idea!! I may just get back into liking these cookies again!!

August 10, 2010 01:30 PM
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Laura Sligh said...

These look absolutely fabulous- I have to admit I have a hard time with cheesecake because I don’t have the patience to let it set!

I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I don’t see any general email area or anything, but I just wanted to let you know that I find you very inspiring. I love to bake and cook and would be thrilled if someday I could make a living doing what you do. It always boggles my mind how people can become so famous online. I suppose there are hundreds of people who try and never make it (which is why I’m still in college, and not diving immediately into the world of blogging). Anyways, thank you for your posts and your creativity. I really look forward to reading your blog every week. You are an amazing woman.

August 10, 2010 04:57 PM
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Laurel said...

Oh drool…yum…

August 10, 2010 05:02 PM
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cathy amerson said...

heaven in my mouth… yummy…

August 10, 2010 05:23 PM
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Angel said...

Oh my, look so scrumptious. Hope to be able to try to make them soon, or perhaps ask somebody to try to make them for me soon :-D

August 10, 2010 06:01 PM
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Ally said...

I cannot wait to try these!

August 10, 2010 07:13 PM
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Laura said...

Oh, yum! Looks awesome!

August 10, 2010 07:23 PM
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Jenn said...

Adorable and tasty!! yummy!! =) so many amazing things to try!

August 10, 2010 08:00 PM
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Rhonda said...

That looks soooooo yum! I need to find a reason to make this…

August 10, 2010 08:05 PM
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Brooke said...

Yum!! Definitely going to give these a go.

August 10, 2010 09:06 PM
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Ang said...

You continue to amaze me, Bakerella! Everything you make is unbelievable. Thank you for sharing your recipes and pictures with us. I cannot wait to buy your book- SO excited!

August 10, 2010 09:41 PM
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Kristin Morris said...

I adore these cookies!!! When I worked at Kroger, thats all I would eat! Now every time I go into Kroger or Publix, I MUST buy a pack or two! ;) Yum. And now with cheesecake AND chocolate!!??!? I’m dying, lol. I am never going to lose weight! :) ::Kristin::

August 10, 2010 09:47 PM
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kathy said...

What I would like is a recipe for those every so yummy cookies : )

August 10, 2010 09:59 PM
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alisa said...

Biscoffs are my favorite! i can eat a whole package by myself (did i just say that out loud?). I was actually thinking that biscoffs would make a great key lime pie (or bars) crust…delish!

August 10, 2010 10:41 PM
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Vanessa s. said...

O-M-G how yummy!!! pregnant + bakerella = cravings & LBS.
haha =)

August 10, 2010 11:03 PM
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Joy said...

I am not a big fan of cheesecake but I could eat a whole tray of that.

August 10, 2010 11:15 PM
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MICROWAVE OVEN COMBO said...

I Like it… nice mom

August 11, 2010 01:33 AM
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handphone qwerty said...

Wow…… i likeeeeeeeee it

August 11, 2010 01:40 AM
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