Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
his Oreo Cheesecake recipe is creamy perfection and it’s one of the easiest cheesecakes you’ll ever make! Check out that Oreo cookie crust hiding out under the creamy goodness, too!
My husband has always been a big fan of cookies and cream ice cream and cheesecake, and I’ve always been a big fan of making him food that he loves. It’s only taken me nine years of marriage to come up with the idea of combining his favorite ice cream with his favorite dessert.
I was both pleasantly surprised and quite dismayed to realize that cookies and cream cheesecake is quite possibly the best dessert out there. Pleasantly surprised because I’m normally not a fan of cookies and cream unless it’s just a plain ol’ Oreo dunked in a big glass of icy cold milk, and dismayed because I couldn’t stop sneaking into the kitchen to take just one more bite.
This cheesecake is dangerous. That’s okay though, because life is pretty boring without a bit of danger.
The Oreo cookie crust is made out of Oreo crumbs and melted butter. I won’t judge you if you feel the need to double the crust recipe and eat the extra half with a spoon. Oreos and butter go together surprisingly well, not that I would ever know anything about something like that. No, not me.
The cheesecake whips up quickly and then you just crumble up some more Oreos and stir them in. Pour the batter onto your crust and imagine how many points you are earning by making your husband such a yummy dessert.
After you smooth the batter over the crust, it bakes in just 30-40 minutes. The hard part is waiting the 3 plus hours for it to cool in the fridge. I left mine in the fridge overnight to be sure it was completely set and chilled through. There’s nothing worse than warm cheesecake, am I right?
I made you a video up top to show you how easy this Oreo cheesecake recipe really is! I hope you guys give this one a try and report back!
(Post originally published 12/2009, updated with new video and photos 2/2017! Man, I’ve been blogging a long time!)
- 1 package of Oreo cookies
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 packages cream cheese (24 ounces total), room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 eggs