There are many different varieties of rich, creamy cheesecake and several delicious recipes for the crust. It is a great dessert for holidays, birthdays or just about any occasion. The crust is easy to make and just as important as the cheesecake and topping.
Things You'll Need
- Kitchen knife
- Mixing bowl
- 9-inch springform pan
- Large spoon
- Nonstick spray
- 14 chocolate cream cookies
- Cutting board
Chop the chocolate cream cookies into small pieces. Scoop up the chopped cookies and place them in your mixing bowl. The cookie cream creates a nice moist cheesecake crust.
Crumble and mix the cookies with your hands. Continue mixing until the cookies become a nice powdery mix.
Coat the bottom and sides of your pan with a nonstick spray. Use a generous amount, as you can't over spray.
Spoon the cheesecake crust mixture into the pan, making sure it's evenly distributed. Move the pan gently from side to side, leveling out your mixture.
Press the crust mixture into the pan. Cover the bottom and bring the mixture ½-inch up the sides. Use the bottom of a glass to press the crust flat and even.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and bake the cheesecake crust for 8 to 10 minutes. Baking will seal the crust and prevent cracks.
Tips & Warnings
- For a more classic version of a cheesecake crust, mix together melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar, and use this mixture in the recipe.
- Cool the cheesecake crust completely before filling.
- Don't overbake your cheesecake crust. Overbaking can result in a dry or burnt crust.
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