This week has been a nice break from the Holidays, but tomorrow it all starts again. I was able to head up to the mountains and spend my last two days snowboarding until next season. I wish Colorado had some better snow for me before I leave, but that’s alright, I’ll take it. I showed up to my friend’s house with all sorts of leftovers for the boys; they were stoked. With New Years Eve tomorrow, I am sure many of you will be baking up a storm. Lucky you, I have Katie from Oh Shine On here today with a delicious cheesecake recipe for all of you! Katie’s story of how she got her shine back is one that you MUST read, really inspirational! With that I give you Katie:
Gingersnap Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
My name is Katie and I blog over at Oh Shine On where I share my love for good food and a healthy passion for cooking only the best to give your (awesome) body. Work it.
I am so thrilled to be posting for Jenny today. She’s an awesome little lady who also happens to be an all-around phenomenal cook. When she asked me to do a New Years Eve post, I have to admit, I was in cooking torment. I had no idea what I wanted to whip up for this special occasion… that is, until I decided to think about my favorite thing about New Years. No, I’m not talking about the booze and the flashy, ball-dropping fiasco. I decided to go way back to my own childhood memories and the only thing that I could remember from this special night was a special piece of cake… cheesecake. Oh, and perhaps a couple of cookies for good measure. Say hello to my little friend.
This recipe makes my eyelashes batter and my cheeks turn rosy with delight. Imagine the perfect combination of gingersnap cookies with cream cheese and sweet sugar baked in the oven. Yes. I went there.
I think I’ve entered into a different type of intimacy… you know, not with you, but… with this. Sorry not sorry. I think I’d like to have a bubble bath with this cheesecake… with scented candles lining the tub and classical music playing softly in the background.
The finest cheesecake to ever touch your lips… sweet gingersnappy-soft-thick-creamy-cheesecake. Enjoy your New Years with every cookie-filled cheesecake bite. Oh, and it pairs very, very well with wine. Just sayin’.
Also noted, this cheesecake is probably a bit more dense than your average cheesecake… but that’s the way my family seemed to enjoy it. I’m sure you could try adding some cool whip into the mixture, but I’m not sure how that would turn out when baked. Interesting, I suppose.
Thanks so much Katie! What a great New Years recipe! If you or somebody you know would like to be a part of Featured Foodie Friday please e-mail me at savourthesenses (at) gmail (dot) com and we can get you scheduled!