Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
Ingredients for Crust:
2 cups firmly packed chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Ingredeints for Filling:
1 (16.5-ounce) tube chocolate chip cookie dough, room temperature
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
5 large eggs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (8-ounce) carton sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnish: maraschino cheeries, whipped cream
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3/4 cup semisweet chcocolate chips
Directions for Cheesecake:
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place a rimmed baking sheet on lower rack of oven. Fill halfway with water. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar, butter, and egg white. Press firmly on bottom and up sides of a 9-1/2 inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes; set aside to cool.
2. Press cookie dough firmly onto bottom of cooled crust. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1-1/2 cups sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well ater each addition. add flour, beating just until combined. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Pour cheesecake batter over cookie dough.
3. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes; turn oven off. Leave in oven with door closed for 4 hours. Remove chheesecake from oven. Gently runa knife around edge of pan on wire rack. Spoon Chocolate Ganache over top of cheesecake. Cover, and chill 8 hours. Remove sides of pan to serve. Garnish with maraschino cheeries and whipped cream.
Directions for Chocolate Ganache:
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, sugar, and rcorn syrup, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in chcolate until meldted and smooth. Cool slightly before use.