3.11.2010

Chocolate Cheesecake with Thin Mint Crust

If you're trying to use up of the all those boxes of Girl Scout cookies you bought this year, try this chocolate cheesecake - it's so yummy Peter has asked for it for his birthday for the past three years! If you don't have Girl Scout cookies on hand, use the alternate crust - it's just as delish.

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THIN MINT COOKIE CRUST*:
2 packages (1 box) Girl Scouts Thin Mints Cookies
5 T. butter, melted

*ALTERNATE CRUST:
9 oz. package Famous Chocolate Wafers
2 T. sugar
5 T. butter, melted

FILLING:
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
6 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled slightly

Preheat oven to 325F. Break up cookies into food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Add butter (and sugar, if you're using the Famous Chocolate Wafers instead of Thin Mints) and combine. Press firmly onto bottom and sides of 9" pie plate. Bake 10 min.

Beat cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time. Blend in chocolate; pour into crust.

Bake for 35 minutes or until all but center is set. Chill before serving. Garnish with real whipped cream. Serve and enjoy a moment of silence in your house while your family devours it!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thanks fabulous friends for support today! You rock!