Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Got Girl Scout Cookies? Here's A Recipe Using The Lemon Sandwich Cookies!

Lemon Surprise Cheesecake Recipe

Lemon Surprise Cheesecake Recipe
Photo by: Taste of Home
100% would make again
I love lemon pie and cheesecake—and when I whip up this treat, I can have them both for dessert!—Karen Chesnut, Clarksburg, California
This recipe is:
Contest Winning
  • 12 Servings
  • Prep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 cups crushed lemon cream-filled sandwich cookies
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel


  • Combine the cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until crust just begins to brown. Cool pan on a wire rack.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in the lemon juice, butter and peel. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over lemon juice; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture until combined. Fold in the whipped cream and lemon peel.
  • Spoon three-fourths of cheesecake mixture into crust; build up edges slightly. Chill for 5 minutes. Spoon lemon filling over cheesecake layer to within 1/2 in of edges. Top with remaining cheesecake mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Recipe courtesy of Taste Of Home.com


DustyLu said...

Yummy and it looks so pretty. Thanks for the recipe! ~lulu

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Oh this looks sooooo good! I love lemons. Yummy!

Martha said...

Oh how I lOVE anything lemon...love, love, love...this looks wonderful:)

Uncovered Ruby said...

I'm going to have to grab a bog of Girl Scout cookies and try this out! Wonderful blog. Lisa :-)

Donatella said...

Look tasty!! my husband loves lemon cake and cookies... thanks!! I linked your blog with a happy award.

Gaia said...

Yum! That sounds amazing. I love lemon anything! Now to find a Girl Scout...

ozma of odds said...

...lemon cheesecake pie is one of my fav's! Thanks for the yummy recipe! xo

A Vintage Mood said...

The lemon sandwich are my favorite Girl Scout cookies. My daughter gave me some for my birthday. Sadly, they're all gobbled up now. :(

Vintage Girl said...

Mmmmmm!! I'm a lemon lover and this looks delicious...thanks for the recipe. Heather