Cheesecake-Crust Dough

1 10-inch crust

Use this recipe to make our New York-Style Cheesecake with Cookie Crust.


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and salt; mix just until a dough forms.

  2. Shape dough into a disk, and wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 1 day.

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