This lotus biscoff cheesecake is an incredible cheesecake recipe made with just six ingredients: lotus biscoff cookie butter, lotus cookies, butter, whipped cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar.
This is a rich dessert, not for the faint of heart. When I photographed this recipe, I ate so much of the cheesecake mixture I nearly made myself sick. I'm not sure what that says about the recipe. It's delicious, but eat it in moderation.
For a tad lighter dessert with biscoff cookie butter, try these lotus rice krispies (they take 10 minutes!). My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is freezer-friendly (great for one-off cookies when you need them). Crème caramel and chocolate almond dates are other favorites in my household at the moment.
Why This Is Great
There's a reason why lotus cheesecake is popping up everywhere- it's phenomenal. This decadent lotus cheesecake is easy to make and nearly impossible to screw up.
Make this no bake biscoff cheesecake in a springform pan or a pie dish (I love the flexibility). I appreciate beautiful desserts, but I'm really not the artsy type (kind of lazy, too). The drizzled cookie butter and cookie crumb topping is simple to do.
- Lotus biscoff cookies: The crust is made from crushed lotus biscoff biscuits and melted butter. This is a brand that has a unique taste. If you can't find it, you can substitute graham crackers, although it won't be an equal swap in terms of taste.
- Cookie butter: I prefer Lotus biscoff cookie butter, but other cookie butter brands can be used.
- Cream cheese: My go-to for any cheesecake recipe is Philadelphia cream cheese. Any cream cheese works.
- Powdered sugar: This is also known as icing sugar. It's very fine, and it easily mixes into the cream cheese mixture.
- Whipping cream: There are a couple of options. You can beat heavy whipping cream or use cool whip.
- Salted butter
- Ground cinnamon (optional): The cookies have a cinnamon flavor, but this adds more to the crust.
See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for quantities.
How To Make Lotus Cheesecake
Add the lotus biscuits (aka lotus cookies) to a food processor.
Blitz until they are crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, add the cookies to a gallon ziploc bag. Beat the cookies into crumbs with a rolling pin or something hard.
Reserve a couple of spoons of the cookie crumbs to decorate the top of the cheesecake. Add the cookie crumbles, melted butter, and ground cinnamon to a large bowl. Mix well.
Press the biscoff cookie crust into a springform pan or pie dish. Bake at 350℉ (175 ℃) for 8 minutes. Allow the crust to cool while preparing the cheesecake batter.
Beat the whipping cream with an electric mixer until it stiffens. Don't overbeat, or it will curdle. Set aside.
In another bowl, add the lotus biscoff spread, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a pinch of salt.
Beat the cheesecake mixture until smooth. This is important! Keep mixing until there are no chunks of cream cheese left.
Fold in the whipped cream with a spatula.
Add the creamy biscoff cheesecake filling to the cooled crust.
Heat some of the cookie butter spread in the microwave. Drizzle on top. Sprinkle some of the cookie crumbs. Refrigerate for about an hour to set.
Tips and Tricks
- Use full-fat cream cheese. I cut corners where it's not noticeable.
- Mix the cheesecake filling until the cream cheese chunks are no longer there. This ensures the cheesecake filling is smooth.
- The easiest way to press the cookie base into the pie dish is using parchment paper. Add the cookie crust to the pie dish. Place parchment paper or plastic wrap on top. Using your hands, press the cookie crust into an even layer.
- Bake the biscoff biscuit base to make this lotus biscoff cheesecake recipe more sturdy.
- Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Don't overbeat or the cream will curdle.
Variations and Substitutions
- If you can't find lotus cookies, substitute graham crackers. Check the recipe card notes for exact quantity substitutes.
- Use a 9" pie dish instead of a 9" springform pan.
- Add vanilla extract to the creamy cheesecake filling.
Store this decadent cheesecake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Lotus cheesecake is made with six ingredients: lotus cookies, butter, powdered sugar, whipping cream, lotus cookie butter, and cream cheese.
A regular cheesecake bakes in a water bath, whereas a no-bake cheesecake is not baked.
Biscoff is a brand for cookie butter. Cookie butter has slight cinnamon undertones, and it has a cream texture.
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Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake (No-Bake Filling)
- 8.8 ounces biscoff lotus cookies about 32 cookies in the package, see note 1
- 3 ounces salted butter
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
Biscoff Cheesecake Filling
- 16 ounces full-fat cream cheese
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¾ jar 14.1 ounce (400 gram) biscoff cookie butter
- pinch of salt
- Make the cookie crust. Pulse the cookies in a food processor. Or, put the cookies in a bag and beat them with a rolling pin. Reserve a few spoons of the cookie crumble to decorate the cheesecake. In a large bowl, mix the cookie crumbles with melted butter and ground cinnamon (optional). Press the crust mixture into a parchment paper lined springform pan or pie dish. Bake at 350℉ (175 ℃) for 8 minutes. Allow the crust to cool while preparing the cheesecake batter.
- Make the filling. In a bowl, beat the whipped cream until peaks form. Don't overbeat or the cream will curdle. In a separate bowl, add the softened cream cheese, cookie butter (reserve a few spoons for the drizzle), and powdered sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream with a spatula.
- Assemble the cheesecake. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the cooled cookie crust. Heat some of the cookie butter in the microwave and drizzle it on top. Sprinkle the cookie crumbles on top. Refrigerate for an hour to set.
- Substitute 12 graham cracker sheets + ¼ cup sugar for 32 lotus cookies. The butter and cooking temperature/time remains the same.