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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Servings: 12
This dessert is like fine wine. The longer it sits, the better it tastes (in the fridge, of course).

For the Crust:
1/4 cup butter, melted
18 Oreo cookies, crushed into crumbs

For the Filling:
3 (8 oz. each) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (or any other brand of sweetened condensed milk)
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

Topping: (optional)
Chocolate Syrup or Chocolate Fudge Sauce (syrup or sauce may be purchased ready-made at the supermarket, or can be homemade)

Combine butter and Oreo crumbs. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk and beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

In a small bowl toss 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips with the teaspoon of flour. Stir into cheese mixture. Pour over crust. Sprinkle the remainder of the chocolate chips over top. Bake for one hour at 300 degrees F (150 C). Bring to room temperature and then chill before serving. Serve each piece drizzled with chocolate syrup or chocolate fudge sauce (optional).

Makes 12 servings.

Submitted By: Sugar Cookie
Date: September 16, 2003