Monday, October 28, 2013

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake

 It was still warm enough in Texas to enjoy the outside for tea.  Today I'm having Snickerdoodle Cheesecake and Twinings Pumpkin Chai Tea.  My sunflower plate is a clearance item from Pier 1. 

My leopard mug came from Hobby Lobby this year and matches the leopard decoupaged pumpkin that I made several years ago.  


 The recipe for this Snickerdoodle Cheesecake came from the October 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.  The crust is very tasty and the cheesecake is creamy and oh so good, with just the right touch of cinnamon.  I hope you try it!

2 8-oz. packages cream cheese
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 10-oz. package shortbread cookies, finely crushed
1 T. Sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 8-oz. carton sour cream
1 cup sugar
2 T. flour
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. cinnamon


1 T. sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon

1.  Allow cream cheese and eggs to stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. For crust, in a medium bowl, stir together crushed cookies and 1 T. sugar. Stir in melted until combined. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

2.  In a large mixing bowl beat together cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup sugar, flour, vanilla, and 1/2 t. cinnamon with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in eggs.

3.  In a small bowl, stir together the topping ingredients. Pour cream cheese mixture into pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with the topping. Place springform pan on a shallow baking pan.

4. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a 2 1/2-inch area around outside edge appears set when gently shaken. Cool in springform pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a knife, loosen crust from sides of pan. Cool 30 minutes more. Remove sides of pan; cool cheesecake completely on wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving. Makes 12 servings.

I am sharing this with:
Make It Pretty Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Inspire Me
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Let's Dish!
Share Your Cup
Tips, Tutorials and Tidbits
Full Plate
Foodie Friday
Seasonal Sundays
Weekend Potluck
            Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. The cookie crust sounds great Kitty and Snickerdoodle is a wonderful fall flavor with all that warm cinnamon! Cute pumpkin too-Happy Halloween Week:@)

  2. I can just imagine how wonderful your cheesecake is with the shortbread crust Kitty! Love your leopard and sunflower mug with your pumpkin!

  3. I love cheesecakes! This sounds like a Thanksgiving dessert to me...thanks for the recipe.

  4. Oh my, Kitty! Snickerdoodle cheesecake!! I think I have mentioned that my husband loves snickerdoodle cookies so I have no doubt that he would love this :) I am going to have to go buy a spring foam pan this week so that I can make him this decadent dessert. Have a lovely day, friend. Much love!

  5. Speaking of the Texas weather, it is wonderful for an outdoor tea time! I love your leopard mug with the pumpkin for a great fall design. The cheese cake sounds delicious and well worth the calories plus snickerdoodle cookies are one of our favorites. Hope we get some more rain like Saturday's.


  6. Oh, does your cheesecake ever sound good, Kitty! The mug and pumpkin are really cute together. Way too cold for tea outside here on the Island and I wonder what it must be like to have warm weather such as you're having. Thank you for coming to tea with me and sharing your scrumptious cheesecake recipe. Have a beautiful week, my friend.

    Blessings & hugs,

  7. I love this time of year -- tea outside! Yippee! the snickerdoodle cheesecake looks and sounds so good. your leopard pumpkin and mug are too cute! Happy Tea Day!

  8. Oh that recipe sounds absolutely heavenly, Kitty! YUM!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing, mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm good!!

    Sorry I have been absent.

    Big hugs.

  9. Sounds delicious, Kitty! Love your leopard skin pumpkin too.

  10. Oh my goodness gracious-a taste of heaven! LOve this!

  11. this looks SO delicious!
    Mary x

  12. You come up with some of the most interesting sounding creations, Kitty! I'm putting this on my list to try before Turkey Day...I'm hosting this year.
    Love all your cute leopard items. My baby sis in Maui would go bonkers over them....she is gaga for any animal prints.

  13. Love that pumpkin. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  14. Oh yum! You are serving everything I love. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  15. I'm so excited! I've not seen a recipe for Snickerdoodle Cheesecake before. I LOVE both those flavors. I am wild about animal prints so your pumpkin and mug really caught my eye. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous table. Must look for some pumpkin chai tea too. MMMMMM!

  16. You know, I always wondered what snickerdoodle things were and this is the first time I've seen a cheese cake. Thank you for posting the recipe, I think I'll try it out. :)

  17. The cheesecake sounds soooo good and that pumpkin is just the cutest. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  18. Yum! The cheesecake sounds wonderful!

  19. Kitty, your afternoon tea time looks so inviting. Will have to try the cheese cake. I love snickerdoodle cookies. ;-)
    Rain here so no dining on the terrace for us. Have a fun Halloween!

  20. Oooh I'm drooling over your cheesecake, Kitty! I am definitely adding this to my recipe file! I've never seen a spotted pumpkin but I like it! Linda

  21. It's nice to see a sunflower among all the black and orange tablescapes posted lately, very bright and cheerful! The cheesecake sounds yummy!


  22. I love snicker doodles, so does that mean I'd like this cheesecake as much? There's one way to find out.....

  23. Yummy looking cheesecake! I love the leopard pumpkin, Kitty.
    Have a wonderful week...

  24. Kitty - I love animal prints, especially leopard! What a great pumpkin and the matching mug! I will save this recipe - cheesecake is my sister's favorite dessert and I must make this for her. Thanks!!

  25. Well you had me a cheesecake! It looks yummy. Love the lepoard print(s) too -Happy Halloween Jennifer

  26. We are a Snickerdoodle family and we would just love you cheesecake. I love your dessert presentation, you always inspire me. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  27. Kitty, I swoon for snickerdoodles so this cheesecake sounds wonderful to me! I love your presentation, and the leopard pumpkin is darling! Hope you have a nice weekend. xo

  28. I love snickerdoodles and this sounds amazing!

  29. Oh my, Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. I bet this is delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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