Triple Chocolate Cookies & Cream Cheesecake
- 1 package Oreos
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 + 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 5 ounces milk chocolate
- 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- Brownie Crust
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour*
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Dash of salt
- Cheesecake Layer
*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.
- For easy removal of the cake, place a round circle of parchment paper on bottom of a 9 inch springform pan, alternatively spread melted butter on bottom of the pan and set aside.
- In a bowl placed over low simmering water, stir butter and chocolate chips until melted.
- Add cocoa powder and whisk smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.
- Add flour, baking powder and dash of salt and stir until smooth. Pour batter into pan and place in the oven.
- Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until center of brownie layer feels set when lightly pressed with a finger.
- Arrange cookies in a single layer onto the baked brownie layer.
- Chop milk chocolate in small pieces and place in a bowl.
- Bring 1 cup of heavy cream to a boil, remove from heat and pour onto milk chocolate, whisk smooth.
- Place white chocolate chips in a separate bowl. Bring remaining heavy cream to a boil and pour onto white chocolate chips, whisk smooth.
- On low speed blend one package of cream cheese with 1/4 cup of sugar, mix on low speed until no lumps remain. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla and milk chocolate mixture. Pour onto cookie-brownie layer and set aside.
- Clean bowl and on low speed mix remaining cream cheese package with 1/4 cup sugar on low speed until no lumps remain. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and white chocolate mixture. Roughly chop 10 cookies and mix into batter.
- Pour mixture into pan covering milk chocolate-cheese layer.
- Place into freezer for 4-8 hours or overnight.
- Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving.
- If desired garnish with berries, caramel or chocolate sauce.
Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Carrie Fields @fieldsofcake.