We like cheesecakes so much because you can easily make them more exciting by using a different crust. Swapping crushed Graham crackers for crushed Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, or nuts can give your cheesecake a whole different dimension.
If you are looking for unique ideas for your cheesecake crust, then a recent viral video by TikTok user @thesqueakymixer is just the thing you need. In the clip, which already has close to 13 million views, the food content creator shows how you can use Pillsbury’s ready-to-bake sugar cookies to really step up your cheesecake games.
@thesqueakymixer opted for pumpkin sugar cookies to give the cheesecake a Halloween vibe. She lines the cookies in a greased springform pan and bakes them at 350F for 12 minutes until they are “golden brown on the edges.”
After the pumpkin sugar cookie crust cools off, she tops it with no-bake cheesecake filling and places it in the fridge to set in. She points out in the full recipe posted on her website that the cake needs to sit for three hours in the refrigerator or two hours in the freezer.
When the cheesecake finishes its fridge treatment, @thesqueakymixer adds whipped cream swirls on the edges and tops each one with a sugar cookie.
Check out her cool video below to get inspired for an amazing Halloween cheesecake.