Oh my goodness! That is all I can say! When you love certain sweets as much as I do and then suddenly they are combined together, it just knocks me for a loop! That is what this dessert does.
Here we go with a delicious Sugar Cookie crust, topped with a thick and creamy cheesecake and then topped with cherries. Talk about the perfect dessert, WOW! Oh boy, I almost forgot, do not forget the whipped topping on top of the cherries!
This recipe is going to go down in history as the sweetest and silkiest cherry cheesecake you have ever tasted! Cheesecake is a classic dessert. Way back it was one of those desserts that only the rich could afford. Times have obviously changed because most of us are not rich. This cheesecake is rich and decadent though. You will find this to be one of the easiest and tastiest cheesecakes you have ever had. Your family and friends will be impressed and beg for more.
Before anyone switches the crust up for something else, try the sugar cookie dough first. This is truly the most delightful and yummy cheesecake you will ever have.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why does the recipe call for Sour Cream?
The sour cream is what makes this cheesecake so silky smooth
- Can I use canned cherries?
You could, but trust me canned cherries do not taste as good as your homemade version will.
- Why did the cheesecake crack?
There could be a couple of reasons that it cracked. The batter may have been overmixed, it was overbaked, or there was a drastic temperature change.
- Can I fix the crack in the cheesecake?
There is no way to actually fix the crack. The crack will have no effect on the flavor of this dessert. If possible, just cover the top where it is cracked with the cherries. No one will know.
- Could I use a chocolate chip cookie dough roll instead of sugar cookie dough?
That would be just as tasty, if not more so. I think that would be an acceptable switch. If you are really talented, you could use a Snickerdoodle dough for the crust.
- 1-1 pound roll of sugar cookie dough
- 24 ounces of cream cheese softened
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- Press the cookie dough into the bottom of an 8 inch springform pan
- Bake in preheated oven at 350* for 15 minutes until almost done
- Let the crust cool
- In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and the sugar
- Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg
- Pour into the crust
- Lower the oven temp to 325* and bake for 75 to 90 minutes, until cooked thoroughly and browned
- Chill overnight in the refrigerator
- Top with the Cherry pie filling right before serving
- You could also place a dollop of whipped cream as a decoration.