Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Cookie Butter Cheesecake

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You read that right...Cookie Butter CHEESECAKE!

Kiddo and picked this up a couple of weeks ago and decided to review it today thinking this could be a perfect New Year's Eve dessert.  Let's see.

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You'll find the cheesecake in the freezer section at Trader Joe's.  Keep it there until the day before serving, then move it over to the fridge to thaw.  It'll keep there for 5 days.

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Trader Joe's describes this as "a creamy vanilla cheesecake inside a crunchy Speculoos Cookie Crust, all topped with a slathering of our signature Cookie Butter."  One cheesecake cost $6.99.  It's a little smaller that a cheesecake that you'd make at home, measuring not quite 7" across.

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A mom's (my) take: Well, first of all, this is a really beautiful cheesecake...from the scalloped edges, to the swirl of cookie butter on top, to the contrast between the cheesecake layer and the crust. Better than the way it looks, though? It's delicious. The cheesecake itself is creamy and luscious. The cookie crust is crunchy and flavorful, and the cookie butter topping adds just the right hit of spice. Even if you'd never heard of cookie butter before, I think you'd enjoy this cheesecake...creamy vanilla with a hint of gingersnap-esque flavor. Trader Joe's has redeemed itself from the Cookie Butter Ice Cream fiasco of 2014. ;)
Overall rating: 5 of 5 stars

A teenager's (kiddo's) take: Looks aside, this cheesecake stands up to all that it claims to be. The trio of the Speculoos cookies, classic cheesecake flavor, and rich cookie butter combine to make this a cheesecake that you will not be able to keep yourself from eating. The cookies actually taste quite a bit like ginger snaps (not a bad thing at all), and the intrinsic awesomeness of cookie butter leaves you with a finish which make it hard to stop eating. Whether it's a half slice or half of the box.
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Cheesecake: YES! Pick one up for your New Year's party! 

Read all of our Sweet on Trader Joe's dessert review posts!  See you next week!


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9 comments:

  1. This cheesecake and a bottle of prosecco - happy new year!

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  2. That double 5 star rating says it all:)
    I hope TJ's sees your posts~

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  3. Word to the wise: this is a "seasonal offering" at Trader Joe's, so if your TJ's still has 'em, buy them all! I'd bought one for Thanksgiving dessert & loved it, so wanted it for Christmas &/or New Year's, too. But when I went looking & they were out, I asked when they expected to get more. Imagine my unhappiness to hear "next year." When they're gone, they're gone.
    An acceptable substitution is to buy the NY Style Cheesecake (in the blue box), and add your own cookie butter on top. Not quite as fabulous as the real deal, with its Speculoos crust, but you'll get an inkling. (And plan ahead next year!)

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  4. Had this for Xmas dessert and it was soooo good. Wish I bought more.

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  5. I have to say I really love these reviews that you and your son post. You can tell you two have a great relationship and I really look forward to these posts! Thanks!

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  6. Looks great and i love ginger snaps so I think this is definitely something worth trying!!

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