Sunday, February 12, 2012
Chocolate Cream Cheesecake
32 chocolate sandwich cookied, divided
4 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package semi sweet baking chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Quarter 20 of the cookies; set aside. finely crush remaining 12 cookies; press firmly into bottom of greased pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups of the quartered cookies. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining quartered cookies.
Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife for metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftovers in refrigerator.