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“This is a family favorite. New York style cheesecake with a yummy Oreo cookie crust. Found this recipe in Sunset around 30 years ago. TIP: If you whirl the cream cheese mixture in a food processor, the filling will be thin enough to allow the cookies to float to the top. If prepared with a mixer, filling will keep the cookies in place.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the crust:
  2. In a food processor whirl 1/2 package of the cookies, including the filing, until they form fine crumbs.
  3. Mix in melted butter.
  4. Scoop crumb/butter mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch cheesecake pan with removable bottom and press crumbs evenly over bottom of pan and about 1/2 inch up sides.
  5. Chill crust to firm, about 20 minutes.
  6. For Filing:
  7. Mix cream cheese, sugar and whipping cream at medium speed until smooth.
  8. Add eggs, flour and vanilla. Beat again to blend.
  9. Pour 1/2 the cream cheese mixture into chilled crust.
  10. Break remaining cookies in half and scatter over mixture, overlapping cookies, if necessary, to use all.
  11. Pour remaining cream cheese mixture over the cookie layer.
  12. Bake cake in a 300 degree oven until cheesecake is golden on top and jiggles only slightly in center when gently shaken, about 1 hour and 20 minutes
  13. Take cake from oven a let cool on a rack. Cover and chill until cold, at least 4 hours to overnight.
  14. Before serving, run a knife between cake and pan sides; remove rim.

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