Snickerdoodle Cheesecake


Mash-up dessert alert! Combine a classic, creamy cheesecake recipe with the warm spices and sugary goodness of a snickerdoodle recipe in this delicious treat.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 10 ounce package shortbread cookies, finely crushed

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 8 ounce carton sour cream

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Allow cream cheese and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F. For crust, in a medium bowl stir together crushed cookies and 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir in melted butter until combined. Press mixture onto the bottom and 1-1/2 inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

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

  3. In a small bowl stir together 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust-lined pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place springform pan in a shallow baking pan.

  4. Bake for 40 to 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 small sharp knife, loosen crust from sides of pan. Cool for 30 minutes more. Remove sides of pan; cool cheesecake completely on wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

    Snickerdoodle Cheesecake
    Jason Donnelly

Test Kitchen Tip:

Another time, vary the topping for the cheesecake. Instead of sprinkling with the cinnamon-sugar before baking, stir together 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; sprinkle over the cooled cheesecake before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
27g Fat
39g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 101mg 2%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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