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Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

People are thrilled when they see me coming with this rich, smooth cheesecake—it's always a crowd pleaser. Not only does it look sensational, but it is so scrumptious. —Carrie Price, Ottawa, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Andes creme de menthe baking chips or 2 packages (4.67 ounces each) mint Andes candies, chopped
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Miniature candy canes, optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, flour and extracts. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in chips. Pour into crust. (Pan will be full.) Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  • 4. Bake at 325° 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan.
  • 5. For topping, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir one-fourth whipped topping into mixture; fold in remaining whipped topping. Spread or pipe onto cheesecake. Garnish with miniature candy canes if desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without candy canes) equals 711 calories, 51 g fat (33 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 424 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Reviews for Peppermint Cheesecake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"This was a huge hit at our extended family Christmas gathering! I was concerned that it might be too rich but it isn't! This might be my new favorite cheesecake!! :-D Fantastic recipe and not too hard to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"If your a big fan of mint chocolate chip- then this is the recipe for you! It's so rich & creamy that a little goes a long way! This recipe is easy to follow and well worth the oohs and awes that come with it, You know it's really good when the whole room gets quiet! It was a big hit at my Christmas party! Thanks Carrie & taste of homes!"

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