Erin Ellefsen Recipe

Junior Mint Cheesecake

By Erin Ellefsen etahbear

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Erin's Story

When I had nothing in the fridge but a giant loaf of cream cheese and nothing in the cupboard but Oreos from a buy one get one free sale the only solution was to create a cheesecake.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Creamy, flavorful and jam-packed with the essence of Junior Mints!


1 1/2 c
mint sandwich cookies, crushed
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 1/2 lb
cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
3 large
1 c
sour cream
8 oz
melted semisweet chocolate
2 large
boxes junior mints candy, frozen and chopped
1 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (if using a silver spring form pan, or 325 degrees F if using a dark nonstick spring form pan). Lightly grease pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine crushed cookies and the butter and mix well. Press onto the bottom of spring form pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla and beat until light and creamy. Add the flour to the cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and sour cream and mix well. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until just blended. Gently fold in Junior Mint pieces.
Pour the batter into prepared pan. Cover bottom of pan with foil to prevent water from seeping in and place in a shallow water bath. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until the center is almost set. Run a sharp knife around the rim of the pan and allow cake to cool on a wire rack before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. Cheesecake may be made up to 2 days in advance before serving and will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cheesecake
Hashtags: #cheesecake, #mint

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Lynessa Rissell Nessa0071
Tuesday at 9:46 AM

The Oreo Mint flavor is the sandwich cookies. You can find them by the Oreos.
Scott Clinefelter photonsforever
Tuesday at 8:09 AM
I am going to make this for my wife's Birthday. What do they mean by "mint sandwich cookies"? I guess this is something different from junior mints? Thanks
Connie Spangler Oliver CL0
Monday at 2:22 PM
I believe I would use some green food coloring on this one. Just so the taste and color go together.
Julie Olson JulesNorway
Saturday, February 21 at 3:32 PM
Wow - rough crowd! Let's show Erin some love!!! Great recipe and thanks for sharing! I plan to make it exactly as written.
Carol Harpel Kitzer
Friday, February 20 at 7:38 PM
judie talafous - Your comment has absolutly NO bearing on this recipe!!!
If you want to -itch about that, contact JAP!!!!!