Samoas Cheesecake Recipe

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This is post #8 in a 3 week series of Girl Scout Cookie-inspired recipes!

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Samoas Cheesecake |

Ta-da!! It’s the end of Samoas week! Cheesecakes always seem like a special occasion food, so I saved this one for the end.

My favorite creamy, dreamy cheesecake is hugged on all sides by a shortbread cookie crumb crust and topped with toasted coconut caramel ganache and chocolate stripes. All the flavors you love in a Samoa combined with the decadence of cheesecake.

Samoas Cheesecake |

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Samoas Cheesecake |

Samoas Cheesecake


For the crust:

  • 1 box Lorna Doone shortbread cookies (2 sleeves)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 - 8 oz.packages Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs

For the topping:

  • 2 packages Kraft Caramel bits
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups toasted coconut (How to Toast Coconut)
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

For the crust:

  1. Crush the shortbread cookies to fine crumbs (I used a food processor) and mix with the melted butter. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9- or 10-inch springform pan. Set aside.

For the filling:

  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add ricotta cheese and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  3. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set.
  5. Turn oven off. Open oven door slightly. Let cheesecake set in oven 1 hour.
  6. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool completely before topping.

For the topping:

  1. Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, for 2-3 minutes until caramel is melted and smoothly combined with the milk.
  2. Mix in the toasted coconut.


  1. Spoon/spread the caramel mixture gently over the cheesecake. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the caramel topping.
  2. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

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12 thoughts on “Samoas Cheesecake Recipe”

  1. This looks dreamy. How did you use the Keebler Coconut Dreams cookies in this recipe? It is pictured as one of the ingredients found at Wal-Mart. Thanks!

    • Ha! Too funny! I’m obviously losing my mind these days and will need to fix that 🙂 I was just looking at the photo thinking “ok, so what did I use in this recipe that people may want to know about?” and saw the cookies sitting in the picture, so I listed them!!! *palm to the head*

      Will get that fixed when I’m back in town! Thanks for the catch 🙂

  2. Holy mother of cheesecakes, this is gorgeous! I love the Girl Scout cookie kick you have going here, this is definitely a recipe I’ll be trying (just made a cheesecake with Do-Si-Dos and it was a smashing success!)

  3. This is the most delicious cheesecake ever! I have now made three times. It is my husband’s favorite cake and he told me that he wants this for every special occasion for him. I have even done it without the Samoa topping and put fresh strawberries and drizzled chocolate on top because the cheesecake is just that dang good. My mother in law even went as far as saying it is better than the Cheesecake Factory – and we all know theirs is amazing.


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