Let your teeth sink into the most delectable, creamy oreo cheesecake that you have ever had! Silky and smooth with the perfect bite-sized oreo bits in every single slice, you won’t be able to stop raving about this cheesecake!
Cheesecake is my weakness! Any flavor with any topping, whether that’s fruit, chocolate, or classic cheesecake, and I am THERE! Check out my very favorite cheesecake recipes like this New York cheesecake, this pecan pie cheesecake, or this delicious death by chocolate cheesecake!
The MOST Delicious Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
Alright, alright. I know that I love cheesecake more than any other dessert but come on! Oreo cheesecake?! It’s like the best of both worlds, cookies with creamy and decadent cheesecake collided just so that I could experience this delightful dessert! This cheesecake is so delicious, and the oreo crust really takes it over the top.
I especially love that it’s topped with whole Oreos, not only making the presentation perfect but also adding to the overall delicious taste of this cheesecake. The base is like your classic New York cheesecake, but then you add in some delicious crumbled Oreos and top it with some whipped cream. Trust me when I say that you will want to eat this cheesecake all by yourself!
Ingredients You Need to Make Oreo Cheesecake
This list of ingredients is actually very simple! You probably already have all of these ingredients in your kitchen already… Especially if you are an Oreo love like I am! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.
Oreos: I used regular Oreos and not double stuff (even though I love those the most when it comes to just eating them plain!)Butter: I used unsalted butter in this crust.
Cream Cheese: Set your cream cheese out before you start on your cheesecake. Then it can get soft and mix in with no lumps. Sour Cream: This adds to the deliciously creamy texture that you want in a cheesecake. Granulated Sugar: Sweeten up the sour cream with some sugar. Eggs: I always use large eggs whenever I am baking. Vanilla Extract: Adding a splash of vanilla brings a great flavor to the base of this cheesecake. Oreos: These will complement the oreo crust and be put into the actual cheesecake (and on top as a garnish).
Use these helpful tips to make sure that your cheesecake has just the right consistency, texture, and taste!
Use Full Fat: For the best consistency and richness in your cheesecake, use full-fat cream cheese and sour cream. Now is not the time to use reduced fat. Save that for your other recipes! Room Temperature Ingredients: To create that smooth, luscious filling, you will want all your ingredients to be at room temperature. If they are too cold, they can cause lumps. Take your ingredients out and let them sit for up to 2 hours.
How to Make Oreo Cheesecake
Get ready to make the most delicious dessert of all time. If I haven’t talked it up enough, then keep on scrolling down. The pictures will make your mouth water, and trust me. It tastes as good as it looks!
Preheat: Preheat the oven to 350°Pulse and combine: Pulse the Oreos in a food processor until the cookies have become fine crumbs. Pour in the melted butter and pinch of salt and blend until combined.Press: Pour your crumb mixture into the prepared springform pan and press evenly into the bottom of the pan and up the sides of the pan. You can use the bottom of a flat glass or a flat measuring cup to really press it in well and get a nice, even crust.Bake: Bake for 10 minutes.Cool: Allow to cool completely.
Prep the Oreo Cheesecake
Beat the cream cheese: Add your softened cream cheese to the mixing bowl of your stand mixer and beat with a paddle at medium/high speed for about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat for a few seconds more. The goal is to make sure the cream cheese is as smooth as possible so your cheesecake doesn’t have any lumps in it.Combine: Add the sugar and sour cream and mix at medium-low speed until just combined. Scrape the bowl again and mix for 10 seconds.Add the rest of the ingredients: Add eggs and vanilla and whisk on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds-1 minute. Scrape the bowl again. Add chopped Oreos and fold into the cheesecake filling by hand.
Bake the Cheesecake
Wrap pan with foil: Using 18-inch heavy-duty aluminum foil, wrap the outside of your springform pan with 4 sheets of foil.Add to roasting pan: Place your wrapped pan in a deep roasting pan. You can alternatively use a baking sheet, so long as the sides are about 2 inches deep.Make a water bath: Using very hot water, add water to the baking sheet until there is about 1 ½ inch of water around the springform pan. On a rack in the lower 3rd of the oven, carefully move your pan into the oven.Bake: Bake for 1-1 ½ hours. After about an hour of baking, check the cheesecake’s consistency. A slight jiggle of the pan (while still in the oven) should tell you if it’s ready or needs more time. The cheesecake should be jiggly but not liquid. If it seems very liquidy still, give it 10-15 more minutes and check it again.Let the cheesecake cool in the oven: Once the cheesecake is set yet jiggly, turn the oven off but leave the cheesecake in the oven for another hour or so, until the oven has cooled down. Resist the temptation to open the oven during this time! The purpose of this step is to allow the cheesecake to cool slowly as the oven cools. Doing this will prevent it from cracking, as one of the biggest reasons cheesecakes crack is the drastic temperature change going from the hot oven into the much cooler kitchen. Once the oven and the cheesecake are cooled, remove from the oven and carefully remove the foil lining the pan. Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours.Top and serve: Before serving, run a knife around the edge of the pan to ensure an easy release when the springform is removed. Top with whipped cream and additional Oreos as you desire.
Oreo cheesecake sounds like an intimidating dessert, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some baking tips and the reasons why it’s important to follow the directions exactly! You can do this, baking cheesecake isn’t hard, and the result is worth every second of trying!
Do not overbeat: When you overbeat your batter, it will put too much air in the mixture, which can cause it to split or rise and fall drastically. Use a water bath: You may shudder at the fact that you must cook your cheesecake in a water bath! But this is the gentlest way to fully cook the cheesecake without curdling it. The best way to keep the water out of your cheesecake is 3-4 layers of 18-inch heavy-duty foil wrapped around the outside of the springform pan. Regular foil is narrower and more prone to leak since it won’t come up high enough around the sides of the pan. Let it cool: You will know your cheesecake is done when there is a slight wobble in the center, but it’s not liquid. Resist the urge to stick a knife or thermometer inside. That will cause it to crack as it cools. Once it is done, turn off the oven and let it cool to room temperature as the oven cools, which takes about an hour. Remove the cheesecake from the cooled oven and chill in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight for best results.
How to Store Leftovers
If you are lucky enough to have leftovers of this, beware… You are going to have a hard time resisting eating this as a midnight snack! Any leftover cheesecake can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
28 regular Oreo cookies4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
2 pounds cream cheese softened (four 8-ounce packages)8 ounces sour cream1 1/2 cup granulated sugar5 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract18 Oreo cookies roughly chopped