Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Best Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

by Cindy

Wow, spring is here with the first real warm weather we've had this year.  This is my favorite time of the year, and a good reason to live in the Midwest - seasons!  I love all the flowering bushes and trees.  I miss my daffodils that grew everywhere at my Kentucky home.  I used to go out and cut handfuls and handfuls of daffodils.  They always started blooming in February, even if just barely.  I can't imagine them blooming in February this year since it was so cold.    The yellow forsythia and daffodils are just now blooming in full swing here in southern Indiana.  Sadly, I don't have any daffodils, but I did plant a forsythia bush last year and it's blooming brightly right now.  

If you are going to enjoy the outdoors and still want to have a great dessert, then a quick and easy recipe would come in handy.  This recipe is just that.  It's a simple recipe and doesn't take too long in the kitchen.  If you love Oreo cookies, then you'll love this cheesecake.  Oreo cookies are one of the top selling cookies,  and there are many recipes that use them.   The crust is made of Oreo cookies and the cookies are blended into the cheesecake too.  With the added sugar, it doesn't have as strong a cream cheese flavor, so if you want a more traditional tasting cheesecake or just don't want the added sugar, then don't add the sugar.   I think it would be great either way.  

Ok, I just ate another piece and wanted to add that this is a very rich dessert, so keep that in mind when you decide whether to add the sugar.

16 Oreo cookies, crushed
3 T melted butter

Pie Filling
1 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sugar, optional
6 Oreo cookies, crushed

6 Oreo cookies chopped or crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
Put the 16 Oreo cookies into a gallon size plastic bag and remove all of the air before sealing it.  Crush the cookies by using a rolling pin.  Make sure there are no large pieces of cookie remaining.  Place in a mixing bowl with the melted butter and mix thoroughly.  Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
With a mixer, cream the cream cheese until smooth and then add the sugar and vanilla until well blended.  Add the condensed milk and continue to mix until smooth.  Add the 6 Oreo cookies and mix until blended.  Pour over the crust.  Omit the sugar if you want a more traditional tasting cheesecake. 
 Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.  Cooking times vary so check after 30 minutes to make sure it doesn't overcook.  Cool the cheesecake for at least 3 hours.  Sprinkle with 6 crushed or broken up Oreo cookies before serving.

Oreo Fun Facts:
 100th Birthday: March 6, 2012
 Birth year: 1912 -- the same year the South Pole was discovered,
and the Titanic sank.
 First sale: The first Oreo cookie was sold in Hoboken, NJ, where
Oreo was originally packaged in bulk tins and sold by weight. Back
then, grocers paid USD $0.30 cents/lb for Oreo.
 Namesakes: Oreo has a street named after it – Oreo Way –
formerly known as West 15th Street between 9th & 10 Avenues in
New York City where the first Oreo cookie was made at the original
Nabisco bakery.
 Design: The first Oreo cookie was embossed with a thin wreath on the outer edge, with the Oreo
name on the plain surface in the middle.
 Sales: Oreo is the world‟s favorite cookie and the best-selling cookie brand of the 21st century,
with $1.5 billion in global annual revenues. Kraft Foods is the proud custodian of Oreo, and Oreo is
one of the company‟s 12 “billion-dollar” brands.
 Global Reach: Oreo cookies can be found in more than 100 countries.
 Biggest Markets: Rank order based on 2010 data: U.S., China, Venezuela, Canada, Indonesia,
Mexico, Spain, Central America and the Caribbean, UK and Argentina.
 Fastest Growing Markets: Rank order based on 2010 data: France (recently launched),
Australia/New Zealand, Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia/Singapore, Taiwan, Morocco, Mexico and
Hong Kong.
 Twist, Lick, Dunk Ritual: 50 percent of all Oreo eaters pull apart their cookies before eating, with
women twisting them open more often than men.
 Bakeries: Kraft Foods is the world‟s largest biscuit baker. And Oreo is made at 21 bakeries
around the world.
 Oreo fans: Oreo has a Facebook community of more than 23 million Oreo lovers around the globe,
representing 200+ countries and dozens of different languages. Oreo ranks among the top five
brand Facebook pages in the world.

For more Oreo facts go to:

recipe adapted from
Shawn Scarborough

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