Do you like Little Hearts Cookies? I loved the Spanish version called Galletas Princesa when I was a child. The other day I saw them in the supermarket and of course, I thought I need to  bake something with them. 

I read about these biscuits and they were baked in Basque Country by the Spanish brand called Artiach, but, what a surprise! In India they have their Little Hearts ones baked by Britannia Company. Unfortunately I can’t taste both right now to tell you if there is any difference in the flavor, but for sure I will like both. 

About our recipe, I was thinking about any easy and fresh dessert. A friend recommended me to taste a semmifredo, I promise I will. There are many good recipes to prepare with this biscuits.

Finally, I baked this cheesecake with a touch of lemon that gives it an amazing flavor with our buttery Little Hearts biscuits that its sooo good. You have to taste it! Of course, we will use our Little Heart biscuits to prepare our cheesecake crust, they are crunchy and really tasty as cheesecake crust.

Little Hearts cheesecake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword Cheesecake, Cookies, Little Hearts, Original
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting in the fridge 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 People
Cost 6$


  • Oven


Cheesecake Crust

  • 200 g Little Heart biscuits 6 x 34,5 small packets
  • 1/2 cup Butter


  • 11 oz Cream cheese As Philadelphia
  • 7/8 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3 units Eggs
  • 1 unit Egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 200 g Creme fraiché
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vinegar

Frosting (optional)

  • 6,9 oz Cream cheese As Philadelphia
  • 1/2 cup Full fat cream
  • 5 tablespoon Confectioners sugar
  • Little Heart biscuits to decorate


  • First we prepare our cheesecake crust, we ground up our Little Hearts biscuits. We can do it by hand or with our kitchen robot. The biscuits are very crunchy so will be easier with kitchen robot. 
  • We melt 100 g of butter and mix it with the grinder biscuits. 
  • Prepare your mold with baking paper or grease ir and place the crust. You can use a glass to press the crust into the pan and over the edges. 
  • To prepare the cheesecake mix the creme fraiché with some drops of vinegar, a pinch of salt and a lemon juice teaspoon and mix it.  
  • Now add the cream cheese and mix it low until you have a smooth texture, do not overmix.
  • Add 3 eggs and 1 yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, sugar, cornstarch and mix all together. 
  • Preheat your oven 392º Fahrenheit (200º Celsius). 
  • Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour, depending on your oven. 
  • Let your cheesecake cool for 2 hours room temperature before serving, or 1 hour room temperature or 1 hour into the fridge. 
  • Prepare the cheese frosting mixing the cream cheese, full fat cream and confectioners sugar until you have a smooth frosting similar to heavy cream. 
  • Place the frosting on top of your cooled cheesecake and decorate it with Little Hearts biscuits. You will love the acid cheesecake with sweet frosting and crunchy biscuits.

Cream cheese frosting is optional. In my opinion, it’s beatiful on top of the cheesecake, the white color combines with our Little Heart biscuits. Also the sweet  frosting it’s delicious with the lemony cheesecake.

To prevent your cheesecake from cracking you can bake it with a water recipient into your oven and, when the cheesecake will be already baked, let it cooling into the oven for half an hour before letting it cool room temperature.

If you’re looking for more cheesecake recipes, here you’ll find more. 

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1 Comment

  1. Qué rica se ve esta tarta!!! Tengo que probar esta receta, además las galletas Princesa me recuerdan a mi infancia, qué ricas y qué recuerdos al verlas!!!


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