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Thin Mints Cheesecake

Thin Mints Cheesecake

Southern Living MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 16 servings
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes
  • Bake: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
  • Cool: 1 Hour
  • Chill: 8 Hours
  • Stand: 30 Minutes


  • 1 (10-oz.) package thin mint cookies, crushed and divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 (8-oz.) packages 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-oz.) container light sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels


1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides. Stir together 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs and butter; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan.

2. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sour cream, sugar, and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour into prepared crust.

3. Microwave chocolate morsels in a microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Pour melted chocolate onto center of cheesecake batter. Swirl chocolate into batter using a small spatula. (Do not overstir.)

4. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour or until completely cool. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Gently run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen; remove sides of pan and foil. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.


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