You can bake without the baking. If you're not a fan of popping things in the oven because you're clumsy and end up ruining it all (like me), then this no-bake cheesecake is for you! There's something about cookie dough that everyone loves, licking the bowl clean after making a batch and realising you much prefer it raw rather than the end result. This is why we've brought to you Gookie Dough cheesecake which is a treat that you can totally indulge on.
There is a layer of cookie dough under the cheesecake, cookie dough balls mixed throughout, and a pile of cookie dough balls on top. So sit down and pamper yourself. Don't forget that glass of milk and relive your childhood.
To make the crust, merely put the butter and biscuits in a food processor and mix until it is smooth and a ball-like formation has appeared. Press the crust into a 9-inch springform pan or a square pan. We recommend using the springform because it makes your life ten times easier!
For the cheesecake, beat together the cream cheese, cream, sugar and vanilla extract until it has a fluffy texture, this should take about five minutes.
Then, divide your Gookie Dough tub into three parts (we used the original flavour to get that traditional feel!). Roll one third into a circle which is the size of your pain and lay on top of the crust you've just made. Then roll the remaining dough into small balls. Stir half of these balls into the cheesecake and set the remaining in the fridge for the topping!
Top with your cheesecake mixture and pop in the fridge to set. This should be for at least four hours. Afterwards, garnish your cheesecake with whipped cream and add the extra Gookie Dough balls. Use up within five days!
The pictures speak for themselves. This recipe is truly delightful and is perfect for any event. Who says cheesecake has to be fancy or complicated? Try our red velvet Gookie Dough for a unique pink/red colour and be extra vibrant! Got a birthday? Funfetti cake batter is perfect, we all need sprinkles when it's our special day. Alternatively, go super indulgent with triple chocolate fudge. Oozing with gooey goodness! Remember always to check the date of your Gookie Dough tubs to ensure you have enough time to eat it all up! Waste not, want not and all that.
Instagram is our favourite social media channel out there. We love seeing all of your images of melt in the middle gooey goodness and dough balls topped on a massive pancake stack. Whether it's Gookie Dough for breakfast or a cheeky dessert, we love you all. Here are our favourite Gookie Dough delights of the week!
Nothing is better than a bagel that cannot be physically held which is drenched in chocolate sauce and piled to the sky with Gookie Dough. This is what dreams are made of. Thank you to @neonrainbowblog, we are drooling! The question is, would you prefer your stack of dough baked or raw?
Breakfast Bowl of Dough Balls
Greek-styled yoghurt, frozen fruits, honey, jelly sweets and funfetti balls of delight. This is a breakfast fit for a king (or queen!). Just proves that you can still stay healthy and grab those 'gains' but also treat yourself. Afterall, it's nearly the weekend! Picture by @hellohollyshealth.
Summer, how we sincerely miss you. The walks on the beach, the smell of sea air and a slightly melted pot of Gookie Dough that is delicious and creamy. Wishing summer came a little earlier with this red velvet and cake batter cone. At least this one doesn't have to be devoured. Enjoy the bliss! Picture by @fitwaffle.
And They Call It...Cookie Love
Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake? We'll take 20! A crunchy base with a fluffy, creamy filling that has chocolate chip and cookie dough chunks. Topped with a caramel drizzle. Is that sickly enough for you?! Photo credit to @fdpies, cheesecake goals.
So now you've heard the revolutionary news of cooking Gookie Dough, why not make a hole in your dough and drop a piece of chocolate of your choice inside, add mini marshmallows and bake for 12 minutes. Perfection! You've just made the old s'mores look boring. Photo credit to @delish_delights.
Peanut Butter Squares
Leave your Gookie Dough out for a few hours to make it less robust and mix in some peanut butter. Cut into squares, and you get a simple but delicious snack. But you'll never guess what; they're gluten-free! Thank you to @sixvegansisters for this sweet combo.
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Lewis is an online health & fitness influencer based explicitly on Instagram who thrives on spreading knowledge and health facts to his followers through easy to read, visual posts which are suitable for the experienced, not only gym-goers but also newbies who are looking to get into a fitness lifestyle.
Tell us about your Ebook!
My eBook was one of my first ever adventures on Instagram; it was my mission to create a small recipe book which would contain fantastic tasting desserts that people could consume while following ANY diet. The whole purpose was to make every recipe rich in protein and as low in calories as possible so that you can enjoy more bang for your buck. I'm still proud of my eBook to this day, but the journey has not come to an end just yet as I am coming back after massive demand of new recipes, soon I plan to announce my ProteinDesserts 101 v2.
What are your favourite ingredients to work with?
My favourite ingredients to use are going to be the following:
Xanthan Gum - This is an excellent agent for thickening recipes, typically in protein-based recipes, they struggle when it comes to rising. This is because the mixture is quite runny and thin, but Xanthan Gum fluffs everything up.. complete life saver!
Whey Protein - Anyone who is active in the fitness industry and wants to build some Muscle knows how vital Protein is in the diet. This is why It's one of my favourites, not only does it pack a punch with 20+ grams of protein, but it tastes fantastic if you get the perfect flavour. Mine has to be the birthday cake flavours; I don't know anybody who hasn't enjoyed that one yet.
Sugar-Free/Fat-Free Jello Pudding Mix - This is MAJOR KEY, mixing this with specific ingredients is the icing on the cake. I have major love for this stuff; it's excellent on its own and even better using some secret ingredients from my recipe book.
Do you have a favourite recipe?
My favourite recipe has to be the Protein Fluff that is in my eBook, the texture and volume of the calories are actually insane, sometimes I question if it's legit! But It is, and it's the best thing you can eat when you have minimal calories to spare. Especially when you need to get your protein up for the day.
Seeing as you're Insta-famous, what are your top tips?
When It comes to Instagram, I don't like to refer myself as a "Guru", but I consider myself someone with a deep understanding of how the platform works and how to grow at a reasonable rate. My tips to people looking to push their Instagram accounts to the next level would be to invest in some proper quality equipment. I recommend a good DSLR camera & some time to spend on Image/Video editing software alongside things like Photoshop. But other than that, the primary two keys I tell EVERYONE is first, staying consistent & secondly sticking to a theme. Absolutely nothing can beat consistency, sometimes the journey is slow, but it will eventually pick up, and your hard work will pay off in the end!
Do you incorporate your love for graphic design into your dishes?
I would like to say I keep my Graphic Design & Baking brain separated mostly! But I do want to get a little creative with my dishes from time to time, making them look "Insta Worthy".
Your pictures always look delicious! How do you get the perfect shot of a dish?
When it comes to the perfect picture of a dish, I give all my credit to the Camera & Image editing software... Yes, seriously! I use a large 75-300mm Lens on my Canon DSLR camera to achieve fantastic quality close-ups as it allows me to zoom in very close to my objects. I then import it into my apps such as SnapSeed, and I edit it using the premade features inside the app, it really bumps up the quality and brings the colours out.
What's your favourite flavour of Gookie Dough?
My favourite flavour of Gookie Dough is the Red Velvet flavour, something about it is entirely unbeatable. However, it is closely followed by the Funfetti Flavour, who doesn't love sprinkles!? Of course, you can’t beat the original dough with all of the chocolate chip goodness. I can eat a whole pot in a day without even knowing, it’s so more-ish! The monster tubs are absolute heaven when I’m in need of that chocolate fix; I undoubtedly turn to the Triple Chocolate Fudge dough. The fudge instantly melts on your tongue. It’s divine.
What's your goal as a social media influencer?
My goal as a Social Media Influencer is to educate and to BUST all of the fitness myths out there, many people diet incorrectly, train incorrectly and fall into the marketing and traps set out by the so-called 'Industry Professionals' and 'Personal Trainers'. I keep it 100% real, genuine and straight to the point in hopes that people learn the right way of doing things. I get great satisfaction from educating people in the Fitness & Health industry as I know I'm potentially helping and improving the lives of thousands of people.
Also, I wish to stay true to my roots but also monetise my account to benefit not only my customers but also to create a source of income so that I can have more spare time during the day to create original content for my followers. None of this would even happen if it weren't for them, so I owe it all to my 160k+ followers out there.
Good luck on your second Ebook, we can’t wait! You can find Lewis' Ebook here to check out all of his recipes and desserts. Make sure you follow him on Instagram @LewFitness!
If you want to get in contact with Lewis for some fitness tips and guidance, then don’t be shy to slide into his DM’s on Insta!
It's all very well chatting about how fantastic Gookie Dough is, but our Instagram truly shows the pure beauty of our delightful dessert. Thanks to our amazing Dough Darlings for posting their beautiful combinations, we're dying to share our favourite snaps of the week!
A giant pancake stack topped with Funfetti Cake Batter, this is now a breakfast game changer! Sunday Brunch, anyone? (Image credit to @_elycia)
Brownie goals! Big eats and tasty treats thanks to @jakesfoodbible! He's definitely proven his love for the original chocolate chip flavour with these melt in the middle gooey delights. If only there were an endless supply!
When you have a baked cookie, what do you do? Add your edible dough of course! Keep building until you have the ultimate tower of chocolate chip goodness and tuck in. You don't need an excuse to devour, @lickyplate told us just that! Just don't forget to add the sticky caramel sauce.
We heart this bowl of goodness thanks to @eat_live_love! Make an edible rainbow with a splash of fruit. Go crazy with strawberries, bananas, blueberries and oranges and then add a dollop of red velvet to complete the look! Who said protein oats were just for fitness gurus? If you want to be extra fancy and impress the unicorns then just add sprinkles.
Carry on tagging us in your Instagram posts and be sure to use #gookiedough. We love seeing all of your mouth-watering creations and we will be popping into the kitchen, putting our aprons on and making delicious stacks of cookie too!