Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites – oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping.
Today I have some great news to share with you. I’ve told you before I’m a bad organizer, so please don’t judge me for taking me a week and a half to tell you.
Do you remember those cheese raisin crackers I’ve made for the Culinary Challenge as part of the Eat Write Retreat conference? You do? Well guess what? I won!!! Yes, I’m still doing a happy dance! It’s my first time ever winning such a fun baking contest! (Excuse me 5 more minutes while I jump with joy!). Thank you California Raisins!
Now, of course I could not have told you I won without a recipe using raisins. This time it’s not an appetizer. I picked something I’m pretty darn good at and you guys most probably know by know cheesecake is my favorite dessert.
The recipe of these cheesecake bites I adapted it from Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest but since I did not have any refrigerated cookie dough I’ve decided to give it a couple of twists, make oatmeal cookie dough from scratch.
The oatmeal cookie dough base is soft and chewy from the combination of brown and white sugar and chopped raisins but at the same time the oats and walnuts help with the crunchy texture.
The cheesecake is sweet, rich and creamy but since it has a little bit of flour added to it is not as velvety as other cheesecakes which makes it perfect to be topped with a mixture of oats, cinnamon chips, walnuts and more raisins.
Overall, these oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites are a mouthful. In one bite creamy cheesecake combines with crunchy walnuts, chewy raisins and flavorful cinnamon chips.
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