Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

The 'chocolate' part of the Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake, refers to the chocolate cookies being used in the base; this is not a chocolate cheesecake! At Magnolia Bakery in NYC, I had a mini Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake with an Oreo-cookie base. It made me want to try out a Oreo-base for a cheesecake, and here I am with my first try! I combined a bunch of different recipes to make it, most of them from AllRecipes.com. The cheesecake itself is really a New York cheesecake, and the melted chocolate on top was an idea of my own. My grandparents are stopping by so I can't wait to serve it to them! I'll let you know what they thought of it ;) (I think it's heavenly). Update: They loved it!

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake recipe: adapted from AllRecipes.com

Ingredients:
- 2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- ¾ cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup chocolate, melted (optional)

Instructions:
- Combine 2 cups cookie crumbs, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; firmly press mixture evenly onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Put in the fridge until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan.
- In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Pour 1/3 of batter into prepared pan. Top with a few Oreo cookies; pour in remaining batter
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top. Chill in refrigerator until serving.


Oreo cookie crumbs.


One third of the batter in the pan.


Topped with some Oreo cookies.


I'll be the first to admit it; this is definitely not the prettiest cheesecake out there, but I have yet to find one that tastes better!


Ow yeah! :D


*sigh*

8 comments:

Justine said...

*Sigh* is right! This looks so yummy!!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Mmmmmm.....that looks divine! Thanks for the photo how-to!

Snooky doodle said...

yummy I love cookie based desserts. Looks so good !!
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BAKING is my ZeN...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I will definitely print this one out...looks fantastic!

thereddeer said...

Looks divine - I love oreos and cheesecake, so it is a winning combination.

Ash said...

I do likes the look of this!! mmm... nothing better then cookies and cheesecake in one!

apparentlyjessy said...

I would love every mouthful of this cheesecake!

Eliana said...

Those mini cheesecakes at Magnolia are so delish. Glad you were able to try them while you were here.