Who can turn down cheesecake with Oreo cookies? I get nothing but raves when I make this cheesecake.
Photo adapted from Food.com.
oreo cookie crumbs (about 18 cookies, finely chopped)
oreo cookies (coarsely chopped for the batter)
coarsely chopped oreo cookies, for the top of cheesecake.
Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press in the bottom of a greased 9 inch springform pan.
Cover bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides with crumbs.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
All ingredients need to be at room temperature before beginning.
Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Keep mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process.
Add sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through.
Add eggs, one at a time, and continue to beat until blended.
Sir vanilla, salt and flour into cream cheese and egg mixture.
Turn off the mixer and gently stir in the 5 coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a spoon.
Pour the mixture into a springform pan; top with the 7 remaining coarsely chopped cookies.
Place pan on top rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for 75 minutes.
Turn off the oven; prop the door open several inches and let the cheesecake stay in the oven for 1 hour.
When cool, refrigerate.