This oreo cheesecake is just great. At this point most of you already know we are really good at making cheesecakes, and the classic cheesecake is our all time favorite, with a berries jam on top. Well this goes even a step further. We use oreo cookies for the crust and oreo cookie pieces in the batter for the filling, and some more cookies on top. For all those of you who like cookies and cream, this cheesecake recipe will be your favorite one.
Oreo cookies are one of those cookies we all love. On their own, with a glass of milk, or for all types of desserts. They taste great, which makes them ideal for many recipes.
Now, it is true that our cheesecake recipes take long to make, but I assure you, they are totally worth it. You have to follow the directions patientily, and the outcome will be great. all recipes are easy to make, you just have to follow the directions and they usually turn out just fine.
You can tell by the pictures that this cheesecake is soft and creamy. Plus, we add some melted chocolate on top, as an extra touch, which goes amazingly and makes it look even better.
Consider you can actually take our classic berries cheesecake recipe and twist it, we are thinking about doing just that and making an apple cheesecake, or reese´s cheesecake, who knows. Meanwhile here’s our oreo cheeesecake recipe.
If you like this recipe and other cheesecake recipes, then you have to see our classic cheesecake recipe with a berries jam on top.
- 24 oreo cookies
- 6 tbsp (3 oz) (85 gr) unsalted butter melted
- 4 1/2 packs (30 oz) (850 gr) cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 1/4 C white sugar
- 1/2 C whipping cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- The juice of 1/4 lemon
- 1 1/2 tbsp all purpouse flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 C sour cream
- 12 oreo cookies in chunks
- 12 oreos in chunks
- Melted dark chocolate as needed
Preheat the oven to 350° F (180°C).
Ground the oreo cookies in the blender or in a food processor until you get a somewhat fine powder, and then place that in a big bowl.
Add the butter and mix using your hands until a sort of dough forms.
Place this dough in a detachable pie pan previously greased and flatten with your hands to make the crust.
Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10 min.
In a big bowl, with a mixer cream together the cream cheese, sugar and the whipping cream for 2 min. until you get a soft mixture.
Incorporate the eggs and then add in the vanilla extract and lime juice.
Then add in the flour, corn starch and sour cream and beat again.
Lastly stir in the oreo cookie chunks using a rubber spatula.
Pour this carefully onto the cookie crust.
Pour 3 cups of water in a big cake pan and place a metal kitchen grid over it, so that the cheesecake doesn´t have direct contact with the water. Then place the cheesecake on top of the grid and put it all like that in the oven (this way the cheesecake will bake in a double boiler).
Let the cheesecake bake for 30 min. at 350°F (180°C) and then drop the temperature to 325°F (160°C) and carefully open the oven door and place the 12 oreo cookies for the topping on top of it, spreading the pieces all over the surface, it has to be done fast otherwise the oven will loose it´s temperature, then continue to bake for another 40 min. aprox. at the same 325°F (160°C) temperature.
Once the cheesecake has a slightly gold soft surface, turn off the oven but let the cheesecake inside it to cool down completely for 4 hours aprox. This step is crucial, for this way the cheesecak won´t suffer drasctic temperature changes and won´t crack on the surface.
Once the cheesecake is at room temperature, take it out of the oven and out of the pan, to refrigerate it.
Place the melted dark chocolate in a pastry bag and decorate as you wish. (we made some straight and then crodding lines).