No, this is not a dream. Yes, your mouth will most likely drool while reading this post. I need to reiterate (again!)… this is the most amazing thing since sliced bread.
For the first time in forever, Rob and I decided to have a date night at the movies. Since we made it a couples date night, we thought it would be good to have those friends over to eat before the movie. My cousin was in town, who was bringing her English boyfriend over to join us. I wanted to make him something so American, yet delicious, he wouldn’t even know what to do with himself. I thought to myself that even though they have Digestives in the UK (borring!), many UKers have never had Oreos. I hope he became as addicted to Oreos from the Oreo Cheesecake, as I am in my daily life.
FYI: I have to admit, the Oreo is one of my very guilty pleasures. I am eating one right now while writing this post!
1 cup crushed Oreo cookies
20 Oreo cookies, quartered
Oreo cookies for garnish
1 tbs butter, melted
4 packages of 8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
If you are using a silver springform pan, preheat the oven to 325.
If you are using a dark, nonstick springform pan, preheat oven to 300. (I used this kind)
Food process a cups worth of Oreo cookies. Then mix with the butter and press unto the bottom of your pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until well blended on medium speed. Afterwards, mix in the eggs one at a time on low speed. *Make sure you break the eggs in a separate bowl before adding, because egg shells do not go well with cheesecake!
Turn off the mixer, and gently fold in the quartered Oreo cookies with a spatula. Pour the mixture over the crust and cook for one hour.
To know it is ready, make sure the sides look done, but the inside looks almost complete. When you shake it, only the middle should jiggle slightly.
Take it out of the oven, and let it cool on the counter. Then put into the fridge. The cheesecake will be better if you let it cool overnight.
*I kept it in the pan, and did not remove the sides until we were ready to eat it. It shrunk slightly in the fridge, so I didn’t even have to worry about the cake sticking!
Top with chopped Oreo cookies.
adapted from Brown Eyed Baker