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“In 'Cheesecake Extraordinaire'”
READY IN:
3hrs 25mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Chocolate Cookie Crust
  • 11 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • Creamy Cookie Filling
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 23 cup whipping cream
  • 13 cup dark Creme de Cacao
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 chocolate sandwich cream cookies, coarsely crumbled (Oreos)
  • Chocolate Cookie Topping
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 chocolate sandwich cream cookies, coarsely crumbled (Oreos)

Directions

  1. Crust: in a small bowl stir together crushed cookies and melted butter or margarine until well combined.
  2. Press crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Filling: In a big bowl combine the cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Add eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in whipping cream, creme de cacao, and vanilla; stir in melted chocolate; fold in cookies.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  7. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; decrease temperature to 200° and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
  8. Remove cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  9. Turn the oven off; return cake to the oven for an additional 1 hour.
  10. Chill, uncovered, overnight.
  11. Topping: In a small bowl, beat whipping cream and sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  12. Spread whipped cream mixture over cheesecake; sprinkle with cookies.
  13. Chill until serving time.

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