Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake is a dessert the restaurant does not feature anymore. But once you try one bite of this cheesecake you will be asking yourself why this isn’t served any longer.

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If you love cheesecake or cookie dough, you need to try this Olive Garden cookie dough cheesecake recipe. It is so creamy, delicious, and full of cookie dough goodness!        

What Exactly is it that Makes Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake So Good?

While Olive Garden no longer serves this delicious cookie dough cheesecake anymore, it shouldn’t mean that it can’t be made does it?!

I absolutely love cheesecake is great in its original form or all dolled up with decadent toppings. Well what makes this cheesecake so darn delicious is the little chunks of cookie dough throughout! 

While we might all like to eat cookie dough, with this chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake recipe, you can have the best of both worlds and not worry about the salmonella posioning everyone always talks about. 

Sprinkle the cookie dough in the cheesecake, put it on top of the cheesecake, or you can do both! Either way, this is going to be a tasty cookie dough cheesecake you will not forget.  

Why Can You Eat This Cookie Dough?

It didn’t take Nestle and Pillbury too long to figure out that most people LOVE to eat cookie dough even when warned against it. 

The reason you are told to not eat cookie dough is because most cookie dough you need to bake has eggs in it. When the cookie dough has eggs in it and you eat raw cookie dough, you are in turn eating raw eggs. 

Eggs are one of the largest carriers of salmonella when not handled properly. So, in order to avoid getting salmonella posioning, the cookie dough needs to be baked first to get rid of any of the bacteria. 

However, now you can buy premade cookie dough in the refrigerated section of the grocery store that sells edible cookie dough! “Edible cookie dough” it sounds funny to say that since half the time you’d probably eat the cookie dough anyways, but now it is safe to eat! 

Cookie dough makers are no longer putting raw eggs in the cookie dough when it is labeled “edible”, so that is the kind that is used in this cookie dough cheesecake recipe. 

You can also make your own edible cookie dough and refrigerate it if you wanted with this edible cookie dough recipe from Cooking Classy. 

Great Tips For Making the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake 

Here are a few great tips you will want to make sure to read in order to produce the best cheesecake!
 

  1. Use Full Fat Ingredients
    By using full fat ingredients you will be able to deliver the best flavor possible for a creamy cheesecake.
  2. Room Temperature is Key
    Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature, especially the cream cheese. If it is not, you will no doubt have clumps of cream cheese in the cheesecake.
  3. Add the Eggs Last
    You will want to add the eggs last to the batter. By adding them last, you can make sure your cream cheese batter gets as creamy as you need without adding in extra air (this causes the cheesecake to crack)
  4. Grease the Pan
    The last thing you want is a cheesecake that is stuck to the springform pan. So, take extra precautions and grease the pan, and if you want to be extra cautious like the bottom with foil.
  5. Use a Water Bath
    By using a water bath you can create a night humid environment for the cheesecake to bake, which will help avoid cracks in the cheesecake. Plus it helps the cheesecake to bake evenly.

How to Properly Store Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

The key to storing a cheesecake is making sure that it cools down to room temperature before putting it in the fridge. 

Once it reaches room temperature, and then put it in the fridge to let it chill until it has cooled all the way through. 

Then, if you have it, place the cheesecake on a round piece of cardboard and then wrap the cheesecake in plastic wrap and then in foil and store it in the fridge and let it chill. 

As long as the cheesecake is stored properly, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days!

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Butter
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sour cream
  • Refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • Chocolate chips
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Walnuts
cookie dough cheesecake ingredients
  1. Generously grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
  2. Combine melted butter with chocolate cookie crumbs.
  3. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and sides of the pan.
    chocolate cookie crust in a springform pan
  4. Using an electric mixer on high speed, combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and flour until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix just until blended.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared crust.
  7. Cut cookie dough into golf ball-sized chunks and drop them into the batter.
    cookie dough cheesecake filling and crust in a springform pan
  8. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter.
  9. Pour the remaining batter on top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
  11. Turn off the oven and crack open the door a couple of inches.
  12. Keep the cheesecake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  13. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate it until ready to serve.
  14. To serve, remove the sides of the springform pan.
  15. Toast the walnuts and cool them completely before garnishing the cheesecake.
  16. Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  17. Spread whipped cream on top of the cheesecake.
  18. Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts on top.
a slice of cookie dough cheesecake on a plate

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Olive Garden Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Make the Olive Garden Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake at home with this easy copycat recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesecake Recipe, Cookie Dough, Cookie Dough Cheesecake, Olive Garden Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 686kcal

Ingredients

The Crust

  • cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

The Filling

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 ounces chocolate chips

The Topping

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

The Crust

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Generously grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
  • Combine melted butter with chocolate cookie crumbs.
  • Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and sides of the pan.

The Filling

  • Using an electric mixer on high speed, combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and flour until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and sour cream and mix just until blended.
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared crust.
  • Cut cookie dough into golf ball-sized chunks and drop them into batter.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter.
  • Pour the remaining batter on top.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven and open the oven door a couple of inches.
  • Keep the cheesecake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate it until ready to serve.
  • Remove the sides of the springform pan.

The Topping

  • Toast the chopped walnuts. Cool them completely before garnishing the cheesecake.
  • Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread the whipped cream on top of the cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnuts on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 686kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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