Friday, May 8, 2009
Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
1 cup Oreo crumbs (about 12-not double stuff)
1 TBS margarine, melted
3 (8 oz) packages of softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
2 TBS flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup coarsely chopped Oreos (about 8)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Mix together crumbs and margarine in small bowl. Press onto bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla in large mixing bowl on medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold in chopped cookies. Pour over crust.
Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes (random!). Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with thawed Cool Whip, or Oreos cut in half.
The first time I made this it cracked. Someone gave me the idea to put a pan of water in with the cheesecake when it is cooking to prevent cracking.