No matter what age, I will always get excited to see the Pillsbury Sugar Cookies in store for various seasons and holidays. Especially their Halloween and Christmas designs. However, this year their Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies really sparked excitement and naturally, I had to recreate my No-Bake Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Cheesecake 🙂 I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
The base of this cheesecake is of course the Pillsbury Sugar Cookies that we all know and love. The taste of these cookies is so nostalgic. They’re tender, soft, buttery, and melt in your mouth. I may be a professional baker but I have no hate against packaged cookies or boxed brownies. I think for most of us it’s how we started in the kitchen, it reminds us of our childhood, and always tastes reminiscent.
This filling is so rich, creamy, and silky. Once the base of our Cheesecake has cooled we fill in our springform pan with our filling and let it set until firm. This will take at least 3 hours in the fridge. Freezing the no-bake Cheesecake can help speed up the process too. If you choose to freeze the Cheesecake to set it, keep it in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Lastly, we top off our Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Cheesecake with some fresh whipped cream and extra Valentine’s Day Pillsbury Sugar Cookies to add the PERFECT finishing touch. You’ll be left with the most adorable and festive Cheesecake there has ever been.
Sugar Cookie Base
It’s important to note that the cookies bake differently all pressed together in the bottom of a springform pan rather than apart on a cookie sheet how we normally bake them. They will bake for about 12 minutes or until you notice a subtle golden brown color on the sides. Technically these cookies can be eaten raw so if it’s underbaked there’s no harm. But I like the textural difference between the cheesecake and the cookie crust base 🙂