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                          GRASSHOPPER CHEESE CAKE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    9-in springform pan
                         CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUMB CRUST
    1 1/2  cups          Chocolate cookie crumbs
      1/4  cup           Melted butter
      1/4  teaspoon      Cinnamon
                         CHEESE FILLING
    1      pound         Cream cheese at room temperature
    1      cup           Sugar
      1/3  cup           Green creme de menthe
    3      tablespoons   Creme de cacao
    2      tablespoons   Flour
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
    6                    Eggs; separated
    1      cup           Sour cream
    2      ounces        Semisweet chocolate grated to garnish the
                         -- top of the
 CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUMB CRUST: Combine chocolate cookie crumbs with melted butte
 r and cinnamon.  Toss and mix well.  Press into the bottom and partially up the
  sides of the springform pan.  Refrigerate and, while making the filling, prehe
 at the oven to 325F.  CHEESE FILLING: Put the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and
  beat until light and soft.  Add 3/4 cup of the sugar and mix well.  Stir in th
 e creme de menthe and the creme de cacao, flour and salt.  Beat until the mixtu
 re is blended well.  Add the egg yolks and sour cream, and beat until the batte
 r is smooth and blended.  Combine the egg whites and 1/4 cup remaining sugar an
 d beat until the whites stand in soft peaks.  Fold the beaten whites into the c
 ream-cheese mixture.  Pour the batter into the crust and bake for about 1 hour,
  or until the cake has puffed and trembles just slightly when shaken.  A wooden
  skewer inserted in the cake should come out almost clean, with just a trace of
  batter or moist crumbs on it.  Don't overbake; it will settle and firm somewha
 t as it cools.  Don't worry if the cake cracks as it bakes.  Remove and cool.  
 Refrigerate if standing more than 4 hours.  Garnish the top with grated chocola
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