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We've hacked your New Years Resolution. Step 1: Work out. Step 2: Eat Protein Cheesecake.

Cookie Dough Protein Cheesecake
Servings:

serving time8

Ingredients

  • Cookie dough crust:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup protein powder

  • 2 3/4 cups plain flour

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • 2 eggs

  • Cheesecake filling:

  • 1 3/4 cups cream cheese

  • 1 cup protein powder

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 eggs

  • Chocolate topping:

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate

  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Make the crust: In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the eggs together. Set aside one-fourth of the mixture, then add the eggs and stir to combine. In an 8-inch springform pan, press the crust into the base and up the sides. Neaten the edges by trimming the crust with a knife. Set in the freezer to firm for 30 minutes, then line with parchment paper, and fill with baking beans.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the pan from the freezer, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the baking beans and paper, then return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside to cool.

  3. Make the filling: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, protein powder, sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs and yolks, and whisk until smooth.

  4. Pour in the cheesecake mixture until 1/2 inch from the top of the crust. Split the remaining cookie dough crust mixture in half. Divide one-half into small balls and drop those into the cheesecake mixture. Reserve the rest for decorating at the end. Cover the tin loosely with foil.

  5. Bake for 1 hour, until just set. Leave to cool in the oven with the door closed for 2 hours. Then chill in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

  6. Prepare the chocolate topping: Melt the chocolate and oil in a glass bowl set over simmering water, then transfer to a piping bag. Leave to cool slightly.

  7. Divide the remaining cookie dough mixture into 8 small balls. Arrange them on top of the cheesecake. Cut a small hole in the piping bag and drizzle chocolate across the top.

  8. Leave to cool in the fridge for 1 more hour, then cut into slices and serve.

Cookie Dough Protein Cheesecake
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