Molasses Marble Cheesecake

This cheesecake is great for the holidays, and has enough cheese in it for any cheese eater. Molasses is marbled into the filling to achieve the festive splash of brown, and the crust is made by crushing/processing molasses cookies.

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Ingredients:

 

For the Crust:

7 molasses cookies, hardened

1 tablespoon butter, melted

 

For Filling:

4 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened

¾ cup sugar

2/3 cup sour cream

½ cup half and half

3 large eggs + 1 egg yolk

¼ cup flour ½ teaspoon vanilla

1/8 cup molasses

¼ teaspoon salt

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For crust, put molasses cookies in food processor, and process until it is all crumbs. Add in 2 tablespoons of butter, melted, until crumbs hold together well by pressing. Press crust material along the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

Beat together the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Then add in flour, salt, sour cream, half and half, eggs and yolk, and vanilla. Pour mixture into spring-form pan.

Then pour molasses on top, and swirl it in with a knife to achieve a marbled look.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then set oven to 350 and bake for 50 minutes

Then turn off oven (DO NOT OPEN OVEN), and let sit in cooling oven for an hour or so. Then take out of oven, and let sit on cooling rack until cooled off enough to put in fridge. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before consuming.

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Holiday Molasses Cookies

These Molasses Cookies are perfect out of the oven–crispy, chewy, and full of flavor. Perfect the Holidays. Use this for Molasses Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, in my instructables post: Molasses Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Have fun baking!

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Ingredients

(makes roughly 2 1/2 dozen)

1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1 pkg. instant coffee granules

1 cup sugar

1 egg

½ cup molasses

2 tsp. cinnamon

¾ tsp. salt

1 ½ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 tsp. ground ginger

3 cups flour

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In stand mixer, whip butter and sugar together until creamy. Add egg until incorporated. Then add the Molasses.

In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients: cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, ginger, salt, and flour.

Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients in the stand mixer. Mix until smooth.

Pour some white sugar into a shallow bowl. Form dough into 1 inch balls, and roll in sugar until coated.

Place sugar-coated balls on ungreased baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven (350 degrees F) for 10 minutes. Let cool on stove top for a few minutes before serving.

 

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