I'm looking for a cookie crust for a cheesecake. Thank you.
Marie Morales, Spring Hill
Marge Baulig of St. Petersburg shares not only the recipe for a cookie crust but also her cheesecake filling recipe. The crust and filling are easy to make but I will say I didn't work the crust up the sides as much as Marge suggests. I felt the bottom crust would be too thin. It did taste like and have a similar texture to a cookie. The filling is not like other cheesecakes either. It's light as air, not dense like some cheesecakes can be. Whipping the egg whites and folding them into the batter makes it airy. When I removed it from the oven after sitting for 1 hour, it had risen above the edge of the pan. As it cooled, it fell level to the pan but the top was all cracked. Not all that pretty but very delicious. Before opening the spring on the pan I did run a butter knife around the edge, as it looked like it might stick.
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