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Oreo Cookie Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

Servings: 12-14
This Oreo Cookie Cheesecake is topped with a luscious chocolate glaze; then whole Oreo Cookies are placed decoratively around the edges. This is a very special cheesecake. All the Oreo cookie AND cheesecake lover's will really adore this one. It's spectacular!!

For Crust:
2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs* (See Notes Below)
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

For Filling:
4 (8 oz. packages-32 oz. total) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups Oreo cookies, crushed into pieces

Sour Cream Layer:
16 oz. sour cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract
14-16 whole Oreo Cookies

Mix 2 cups cookie crumbs, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; firmly press mixture evenly into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Bake at 350º F(180º C) for 5 minutes; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups sugar, beating well. Add 1/3 cup whipping cream, flour, and 1 tsp. vanilla; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Pour 1/3 of batter into prepared pan. Top with 1 1/2 cups crushed cookie pieces; pour in remaining batter. Bake at 350º F. (180º C) for 45 minutes.

Sour Cream Layer:
Combine sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla; spread evenly on cheesecake. Bake at 350º F (180º C) for 7 minutes. Turn oven off and leave in oven 30 minutes. Remove cheesecake and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Chocolate Glaze:
Combine 1 cup whipping cream and chocolate chips in a saucepan; stir over low heat until chocolate melts; stir in 1 t vanilla. Pour mixture over cheesecake while still warm. Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving. Remove about 1/2 hour to 1 hour before serving, remove ring from springform pan. Decoratively place 14-16 whole oreo cookies around edges of cheesecake. Serve chilled.

Makes 12-14 servings.

1. Oreo Cookie Crumbs are not being made by Nabisco anymore. You may use Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers instead and crush them up for the cheesecake crust.

2. You may also substitute the newer "chocolate filled" Oreo Cookies for the crust and for decorating top of cheesecake.

3. If desired, instead of pouring the chocolate glaze over the cheesecake, you may decorate the edges of the cheesecake with the whole Oreo Cookies, and then pour the chocolate glaze over the cookies and cake.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: April 22, 2003