Peppermint Cheesecake

Peppermint Cheesecake

2 C. Oreo cookie crumbs, rolled fine
3 (8-oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 C. sugar
3 eggs
3/4 t. vanilla
1 t. peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 pint sour cream
3 T. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla

Crush whole Oreos, including frosting centers, to make 2 cups of fine crumbs. Press evenly into the bottom and sides of a 10-in. springform pan.

Whip cream cheese in a mixer bowl; gradually add sugar; then add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla, peppermint extract and green food coloring. Pour filling into crust.

Bake 40 min. at 350º F.

Whip sour cream; add sugar and vanilla. Spread on top of cheesecake and return to oven. Bake for 10 more min. Cool before removing sides from springform pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 10 to 12.

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