OK the hubby and I went out for his birthday last night and by the time we got home it was too late to post the recipe so I got the pictures up. The hubby requested this when we were planning and I decided that it would be a good birthday dessert. I've made cheesecake before, but it was the Jello kind where you basically add milk and then chill it. This was a little more labor intensive and I actually had to bake it! AHHHH The recipe came from the cookbook my mother in law made.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
1 1/2 c. crushed Oreos
1/4 c. melted butter
3 8oz packs of cream cheese
1 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips
1 tsp. flour
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine crumbs and butter. Pat firmly inn a springform pan. (I don't have a springform pan so I used a glass pie pan.)
In a large bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the milk and beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. In a small bowl toss together 1/2 c. bits with flour to coat. Stir into the cheese mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining bits evenly over the top. Bake 1 hour or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool to room temperature. Remove from pan and chill.
*Because I didn't have the correct type of pan I had extra cheese mixture. I ended up making two cheesecakes and baking each for about 30 minutes. I kept checking since I knew they were smaller and would not need a full hour. One with crust and the other crust less. And below are pictures of the finished products.
The cheesecake is DELICIOUS!!! I was really nervous because I have never made a cheesecake that I had to bake. I will definitely be making this again. Maybe between now and then I will actually go out and buy the correct type of pan. If not, then I will make two crusts and have two cheesecakes again.