Good morning! After a long cold week I think a little comfort food is in order, a cake, cookie or how about a combination of cookies and cheesecake? This Oreo cheesecake is so easy and it is delicious; the perfect treat for the weekend.
Oreo Fudge Baked Cheesecake
Recipe from Yammie's Noshery
11/2 cup crushed Oreo's
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 packages of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup sour cream
11/2 cups sugar
4 eggs lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole package of Oreo cookies crushed
Fudge (recipe HERE)
Preheat oven 10 300". Grease a 10" Spring form pan. Combine 11/2 cups cookie crumbs and the melted butter. Mix to combine and press into the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.
In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream and the sugar mixing until smooth. You can use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a hand mixer. Add the eggs and the vanilla, mix until combined, then fold in the crushed Oreo cookies. Pour filling over the crust.
Place the spring form pan onto a baking sheet and wrap in a kitchen towel. This is optional, you do not have to do this but according to the recipe it keeps the cake from cooking too fast. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes. Then turn off the oven and open the door 4 inches, leave cheesecake in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from the oven cool 30 minutes than refrigerate overnight.
You can garnish the cheesecake with mini-Oreos and drizzle with hot fudge or you can just eat it as it, it is excellent either way.
I am a huge fan of the blog Yammie's Noshery where I found this recipe. If you like gluten free recipes she has a lot of those as well.