July 3, 2010

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Recipe

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

This is a tasty variation of the traditional cheesecake recipe, it adds the creamy chocolatey goodness of cookies and cream. Absolutely delicious!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

6 tbsp. butter, softened
2 cups (about 24) chocolate cream-filled cookies, finely crushed
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
For Topping:
1 1/4 cups (about 18) chocolate cream-filled cookies, coarsely chopped

1. Combine 2 cups fine cookie crumbs and butter, press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
2. Soften gelatin in water; stir over low heat until dissolved.
3. Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add gelatin mixture and milk, mixing until well blended.
4. Chill until mixture is thickened but not set. Fold in whipped cream. Reserve 1 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture; pour remaning cream cheese mixture over crust. Top with cookies and reserved cream cheese mixture. Chill until firm.

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