Adapted from Company's Coming: Most Loved Recipe Collection
COOKIE CRUMB CRUST
2 Tbs butter
1 1/2 C finely crushed Oreo cookies
3-8oz blocks of cream cheese, softened
1 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C whipping cream
3 large eggs
1 C coarsely chopped Oreo cookies
Cookie Crumb Crust: Melt butter in medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add crushed cookies. Stir well. Press firmly in bottom and 1/2 inch up side of greased 10 inch springform pan.
Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, until smooth. Add whipping cream and beat well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Fold in chopped cookies until evenly distributed. Spread evenly over crust. Bake in 325 degree oven for about 1 1/4 hours, until center is almost set. Run knife around inside edge of pan to allow cheesecake to settle evenly. Let stand in pan on wire rack until cooled completely. Chill overnight.
Tip: Garnish with whipped topping and whole cookies, for an extra special look that's sure to make the kids smile.
I'm submitting this recipe to Cookbook Sundays over at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen. And also over at Mommy's Kitchen, for Potluck Monday. Also submitting to Recipe Swap Sunday @ Remodelaholic. Also linked to Countdown to 2011:Desserts.