Mr. Food: Cookies 'n' Cream Cheesecake

Mr. Food

Serves: 12

  • 1 (20-ounce) package cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 30 cookies in a resealable plastic bag; using a rolling pin, crush cookies then place crumbs in a medium bowl with the butter; mix well then spread mixture into bottom and halfway up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Chill until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.
  3. Set aside 6 cookies for garnish then break up remaining cookies. Stir cookie pieces into cream cheese mixture then pour into crust.
  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until firm. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, using a spoon, stir together sour cream, cocoa, remaining sugar and vanilla until well combined. Carefully spread sour cream mixture over top of cheesecake then bake 5 more minutes.
  6. Let cool then chill 8 hours or overnight. Cover until ready to serve. When ready to serve, remove from pan to a serving plate and spoon 12 equal-sized dollops of whipped topping on top. Cut the 6 reserved cookies in half and place half a cookie on each dollop of whipped topping.

During different holiday seasons, you can usually find sandwich cookies filled with colored creams. These make really festive cheesecakes.

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