November 6, 2010

Cookies 'n' Cream Cheesecake

1 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs (about 12 cookies)
1 tablespoon margarine, melted
3 (8 ounce) packages Philadelphia Brand Cream
Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup coarsely chopped chocolate sandwich cookies
(about 8 cookies)

Preheat oven to 325 F.

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 at medium speed with an electric mixer until
well blended.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Fold in chopped cookies. Pour over crust.

Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan.
Cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with thawed
Cool Whip Whipped Topping, chocolate sandwich cookies, cut in
half and mint leaves, if desired.

Makes 10 to 12 servings

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