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Gluten Free Animal Cracker Cheesecake

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Here is an animal cracker cheesecake recipe inspired by this cheesecake recipe I found on Delish but has been modified to make it gluten free. 

For the cheesecake crust, I used Goodie Girl Cookies Gluten Free Magical Animal Crackers. This would be a great recipe to try out with the kids because of the adorable animal cracker shapes! 

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I started this blog after I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. After struggling to adjust to a mandatory gluten free diet, I wanted to create a resource for others trying to learn their way around this gluten filled world.

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Servings 10-12

8 Hours


For the Crust

  • 2 cups (1 box) of Goodie Girl Cookies Gluten Free Magical Animal Cracker Cookies, finely crushed. Be sure to save a few for the garnish.

  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Cheesecake Filling

  • 8oz cream cheese

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 Large eggs

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill white rice flour)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


For Garnish

  • whipped cream

  • a couple of Goodie Girl Cookies Magical Animal Crackers, uncrushed

  • sprinkles (if desired)


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. In a large ziplock bag, crush up Magical Animal Crackers. In a large bowl, combine the crushed magical crackers, melted butter, sugar, and salt. Place in either an 8" or 9" springform pan or a regular cake pan lined with parchment paper. Bake crust for 10 - 12 minutes until it reaches a light gold color.


Step 2:

Reduce oven to 325 ° Fahrenheit. Prepare the filling of the cheesecake by mixing the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until no lumps remain. Add in one egg at a time to the mixture. Add in vanilla extract, sour cream, gluten-free flour, and salt and mix well. Pour mixture over crust and bake in the oven for about 1 and a half hours (90 minutes). Delish recommends baking until the center of the cheesecake only slightly jiggles.

Step 3:

Remove cheesecake from oven and let cool on a cooling rack for about 1 hour. Move cheesecake to the fridge to let cool for another 5 hours or overnight. 

Step 4:

Remove cheesecake from the springform pan or cake pan and decorate with whipped cream, magical animal crackers, and sprinkles if desired. Enjoy!

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