*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                            THIN MINT CHEESECAKE
 
 Recipe By     : Leanda Goss <ldgoss@METRONET.COM>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----NORMA WRENN NPXR56B-----
                         Crust:
    1      cup           Thin Mint cookies  -- crushed
                         into bottom of 9
                         Springform pan
                         First Layer Filling:
    2                    8 oz pkgs cream cheese
    6      ounces        Semi-sweet chocolate chips  -- melted
      1/2  cup           Sugar
      3/4  cup           Thin Mints  -- crushed
    2                    Eggs  -- beaten
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
                         Second Layer Filling:
    2                    8 oz pkgs cream cheese
    6      ounces        Chocolate chips
    1      cup           Sugar
      1/2  cup           Sour cream
    2                    Eggs
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
    1      teaspoon      Peppermint extract
                         Topping:
   14      ounces        Chocolate chips
    6      ounces        Whipping cream
    1      teaspoon      Peppermint
 
 First Layer:  Beat cream cheese until lumps are gone, then add sugar and
 mix well. Add melted chocolate chips, then cookies. Mix in eggs and
 vanilla.  Pour into pan and place in freezer to firm up.
 
  Second Layer:  Beat cream cheese until lumps are gone.
 Add sugar, chocolate chips, then sour cream.  When smooth, finish with
 eggs and extracts.
 
  Pour second layer on top of (hopefully) firm first layer. Bake at 325
 degrees for 1-1/2 hours, until top feels jiggly but firm. Cool,
 refrigerate.
 
  Topping:  Melt chocolate chips, whisk in cream and peppermint. While
 topping is still runny, spread over whole cake and decorate with cookies.
 Accent with green icing around cookies. Keep chilled.
 
  Source:  Abilene Reporter-News, Silvetta, Cypress Street Station
 
 
                    
 
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 NOTES : December 95