Peppermint Chip Cheesecake Recipe
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Peppermint Chip Cheesecake Recipe

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"I love to make cheesecakes and frequently give them as gifts or donate them to fund-raisers," notes Gretchen Ely from West Lafayette, Indiana. "This one is very popular."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) chocolate-covered mint cookies, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 391 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch until smooth. Add eggs and egg yolk; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the cream, extracts and food coloring if desired. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet
  3. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Keebler Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies.
Originally published as Peppermint Chip Cheesecake in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p5

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"Made this cheesecake to sell at a fundraiser auction. It got rave reviews from the buyer!!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I made this cheesecake following the recipe to the T...absolutely delicious. Will probably make it again for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Hi I am very Interested in baking this Peppermint cheese cake. But can you give a metric measurements for all thanks .."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011


Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"Very good! Have used part lowfat cream cheese sometimes, still with excellent results!"

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