Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Hello my dears! 

I thought I'd repost this delicious recipe to sweeten things up on this 3rd day of our 12 Days of Christmas.

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

For the Crust:
3 cups finely crumbled Oreos (I stick mine in a food processor)
3 Tablespoons Butter

Mix together by hand and press into a 9" spring form pan, press the sides three quarters of the way up the side of the pan, bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes

For the Cheesecake:
2 1/2 pounds cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 large eggs
2 cups peppermints chopped up (I used the softer, round kind and put them in the food processor for 10 seconds)

Step 1:
Cream cream cheese well (Stand mixers work the best but hand mixers will work, but if you don't have a stand mixer be sure to add that to your Christmas list).

Step 2:
Add sugar, flour, vanilla, and sour cream and blend well.

Step 3:
Add eggs one at a time, make sure mixture is well blended in between.

Step 4:
Stir in peppermints by hand.

Step 5:
Pour mixture into baked crust and bake cheesecake at 315 degrees for 2 hours. (I find baking a cheesecake is a little tricky, when the cheesecake is done the top will rise above the edge of the pan and will jiggle a little but be firm to touch.)

Step 6:
LET CHEESECAKE COOL COMPLETELY (Approx. 2 hours) before releasing the spring form. When cheesecake has been released it is ready to be decorated (I drizzled mine with chocolate syrup, piped on some whipped cream and decorated with peppermints)

Step 7:


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Considering that cheesecake is my favorite dessert, you know I am in love with this!

Deidre said...

Holy moly this looks absolutely SINFULLY fantastic.

Layla said...

I want to make this SO BAD but I've never made a cheesecake and I'm nervous! Still, I think I'm going to make this for Christmas day. Thank you for sharing!