Ridiculously Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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mint chocolate chip cheesecakeI'm always impressed when somebody shows up with a homemade cheesecake. Not only are cheesecakes delicious, they look so involved -- and often are so involved. I'm embarrassed to admit, that because I was scared I'd put in all this effort only to wind up with something ... not so good, I never even attempted making a cheesecake -- until I came across a recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Seriously, guys, it's fool-proof. Once you have the ingredients, it's actually easier to whip up than to get in your car and buy a ready-made cake. And, of course, it's sinfully scrumptious.

 

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake adapted from Food.com

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 10 ounces graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract

Filling:

  • 4 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups mint chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix all crust ingredients and place in buttered spring-form pan.

3. Chill while preparing filling.

4. Mix all ingredients in order, beating well after each addition until creamy.

5. Do not overmix, since excess air will cause cheesecake to split.

6. Turn into prepared crust.

7. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until golden.

8. Cool in oven with door slightly ajar for 1 hour.

9. Wrap in foil and chill at least overnight.

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nonmember avatar r0sal1n3

Confession of a cheesecake-o-lic:
Everytime I want Cheesecake Factory, I pick a fight with the hubby. We fight, we argue. I give him the silent treatment. He feels bad. He takes me out to eat. I choose to go to Cheesecake Factory. Simple. I think he'll figure it out in about 20 to 30 years. ;)

Nicho... NicholasMama608

HAHAHA!  r0sal1n3!!  My fiancee can make homemade cheesecake so when I'm dying for cheesecake I'll either pick a stupid fight or act like I'm really sad and having a bad day and he'll make me cheesecake.  LOL  :)

jagam... jagamama0710

This looks delicious! Cheesecake is my favorite dessert. They really aren't difficult to make yourself. :) 

Chari... Charizma77

I love cheesecake and this recipe sounds delicious!

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AndyRey AndyRey

I LOVE making cheesecakes (finally perfected a pumpkin-pie cheesecake this past Thanksgiving, almost too much work) so this will be a definite add-on to the must-make list! Sounds wonderful.

mamivon2 mamivon2

Love it.. cant wait to try it

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