A scary cheesecake sure to please everyone at your Halloween party. Once cool, decorate with colored sprinkles and scary gummy candies - I like worms, mice, and spiders.
- Serves: 1 person
- 16chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®)
- 5tablespoons butter, melted
- 3tablespoons white sugar
- 2(8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- ½cup white sugar
- ½cup sour cream
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9-inch springform pan.
Step 2Process cookies in a food processor until reduced to coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 tablespoon for decoration; combine the rest with butter and sugar. Spread mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan, pressing down firmly to form a crust.
Step 3Bake in the preheated oven until set, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove; reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C).
Step 4Beat cream cheese and sugar together using an electric mixer until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla extract. Blend well. Pour filling into the cooled crust.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until center is nearly set, about 30 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cheesecake inside to cool, at least 30 minutes. Continue cooling in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Decorate with reserved cookie crumbs.