Yes I am still on sabbatical, but I miss you all so much! I hope you don't mind if I post here, to keep in touch. So far, this time away is exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm not sure what direction I will choose, but at least I'm now open to the possibilities.
I'll keep in touch!
I can't wait to try this one :P yummy!
Chocolate Chip Oreo Cheesecake
1 package Oreo cookies (about 18 cookies)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips
PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
STEP 1: Using a food processor, pulse Oreo cookies and butter together until crumbly.
STEP 2: Press cookie crumbs onto bottom of prepared pan. Set aside.
STEP 3: Using an electric or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
STEP 4: Add condensed milk and beat until smooth.
STEP 5: Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.
STEP 6: In a small bowl, coat 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips in the flour. Mix coated mini chocolate chips into cream cheese mixture.
STEP 7: Pour cream cheese mixture into baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining (non-coated) mini chocolate chips on top of cream cheese mixture.
STEP 8: Bake for 1 hour or until cheesecake springs back when touched. Let cool at room temperature. Chill in fridge for at LEAST 1 hour before cutting into squares.