Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites – oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping.
Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com Oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping

Today I have some great news to share with you. I’ve told you before I’m a bad organizer, so please don’t judge me for taking me a week and a half to tell you.

Do you remember those cheese raisin crackers I’ve made for the Culinary Challenge as part of the Eat Write Retreat conference? You do? Well guess what? I won!!! Yes, I’m still doing a happy dance! It’s my first time ever winning such a fun baking contest! (Excuse me 5 more minutes while I jump with joy!). Thank you California Raisins! 

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Now, of course I could not have told you I won without a recipe using raisins. This time it’s not an appetizer. I picked something I’m pretty darn good at and you guys most probably know by know cheesecake is my favorite dessert.

The recipe of these cheesecake bites I adapted it from Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest but since I did not have any refrigerated cookie dough I’ve decided to give it a couple of twists, make oatmeal cookie dough from scratch.

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com Oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping

The oatmeal cookie dough base is soft and chewy from the combination of brown and white sugar and chopped raisins but at the same time the oats and walnuts help with the crunchy texture.

The cheesecake is sweet, rich and creamy but since it has a little bit of flour added to it is not as velvety as other cheesecakes which makes it perfect to be topped with a mixture of oats, cinnamon chips, walnuts and more raisins.

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com Oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping

Overall, these oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites are a mouthful. In one bite creamy cheesecake combines with crunchy walnuts, chewy raisins and flavorful cinnamon chips.

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: one 8X8" baking pan (16 squares)

Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites

Oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping.

Ingredients

    Oatmeal raisin cookie dough
  • 3 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 3 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • Cheesecake filling
  • 2 X 8 oz each packages of room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 X 14 oz can of condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup (40 grams) flour
  • Topping
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8X8" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugars and cream until light and fluffy, for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Fold in the flour, baking soda, salt and oats and stir to combine.
  5. In the end fold in the chopped raisins and walnuts.
  6. Using your fingers, press the oatmeal raisin cookie dough on the bottom of the prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, make the cheesecake filling.
  8. In a clean mixing bowl add the cream cheese and condensed milk and stir to combine.
  9. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and mix until smooth and creamy.
  10. Fold in the flour and stir to combine.
  11. Take the oatmeal raisin cookie crust out of the oven, without turning the oven off.
  12. Pour the cheesecake filling over the half baked oatmeal crust.
  13. To make the crumble topping, combine the oats, raisins, cinnamon chips and walnut pieces and sprinkle over the cheesecake layer.
  14. Bake for an additional 50 to 60 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.
  15. Leave to cool completely at room temperature before cutting in into 16 small squares.
  16. Enjoy!
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Oatmeal raisin cookie cheesecake bites recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com Oatmeal raisin cookie dough pressed evenly on the bottom of the pan as a crust for the creamy, rich cheesecake and crumbled topping

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Comments

  1. says

    Congratulations on winning 1st place in the baking contest, Roxy! Your cheese and raisin crackers were very creative and you deserve the crown! Now, this Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cheesecake Bites situation…OMG! This is pure genius. I LOVE IT! Good thing you wrote this recipe for “bites”. I am definitely baking this…and, soon. The Big Lug and I both adore oatmeal raisin cookies AND cheesecake! Thanks for sharing! xo

  2. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says

    Congrats! That is awesome. I have an UBER lover for cheesecake. I also love cinnamon raisin cookies! So this is obviously a must try for me!

  3. says

    Roxana, these cheesecake bite look so tempting….beautiful shots.
    I so wish I could have one or two squares of this cheesecake.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week :D

  4. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    Okay first— yay for you!!! That is So So So great!
    Keep dancing about winning that contest.
    Second– I flipping love cheesecake AND oatmeal cookies AND raisins and you mixed them all together! I could hug you for this recipe right now.

  5. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says

    Can these get any more perfect? Oh my! I know what I’m making for Father’s Day now! :)

  6. Daniela says

    Congratulations on the 1st price, well deserved, it’s a very cool recipe!
    Love the idea of presenting the cheesecake in small bites, it looks so cute and appetizing :)

  7. says

    Honestly I’m not surprised at all that you won the contest! ;) CONGRATS!!! Totally well deserved especially with your amazing recipe. I’m about to make lunch for kids, but I rather want to keep looking at these… These cheesecake bites look amazing!

  8. Dalila G. says

    Major WooHoo!!! **happy dancing with you!!**
    WTG Roxana, 1st place is great!!
    These bars looking delicious, cheesecake is in my top 10 list of best foods.
    So naturally these will be made an devoured in one sitting! LOL!
    Yes, I’m sharing with my friends. ;-)

  9. says

    Congrats on the win!! …..so what did you win?

    Love the idea of using cookie dough as a crust. Can you imagine all of the possibilities with the different types of dough out there? And pairing with cheesecake…mmm…

  10. says

    Awesome Roxana! Congrats on winning the recipe contest. These little cheesecake bites are genius, I love oatmeal cookies so this would be a perfect little dessert for me if I could only eat a little of it :)

  11. Ann says

    Hello, recipe sounds wonderful, only questions what are cinnamon chips and where to buy them?

    Thanks
    Ann

  12. Stephanie O says

    Roxana, these look absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS! And congratulations on your contest win; I just looked at THAT recipe, too, and you definitely have a talent for conjuring up mouth-watering treats. Can’t wait to try both recipes and start trolling through your backlog ;P

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