This Oreo Cheesecake boasts a buttery crisp Oreo cookie crust, a thick luscious layer of creamy cheesecake that’s infused with even more chocolate and cream cookie bits, then it’s topped off with what can only be considered a glorious pile of chopped Oreos.
I may have screwed things up pretty bad, or I could have possibly made things a lot easier for myself this past weekend. I’m not sure yet…
Let me start off by saying 9 year olds are tricky.
My oldest child is 9 and she’s starting to question a lot of things. For instance, Friday morning she marches into the kitchen while I am making breakfast and stops abruptly with her hands on her hips. She punches her clenched fist into the air and exclaims, “The tooth fairy is not real!”
Whoa, whoa, whoa…
I question her, wondering how on Earth she would come to this conclusion. Then she unclenches her tiny fist to reveal a little tooth.
Apparently she had pulled out her tooth the night before, sneakily stuck it under her pillow, and waited till morning. Only to be disappointed when she saw the tooth still there.
I quickly explain to her that she is supposed to place it in the special “Tooth Fairy Bag” that I constructed, which hangs on her door knob. So the Tooth Fairy must have not realized there was a tooth to pick up and passed by our house.
Friday night comes around and my daughter places her tooth in the bag, hangs it on her door knob, and goes off to sleep.
My husband and I start to watch a movie and the next thing you know we are sleepily walking to our beds. Then I remember – the tooth! I go to the coin jar in the kitchen, fumble around trying to find a Loonie.
Side note- a Loonie is a Canadian dollar coin, which is gold in color and slightly larger than a quarter.
After the deed is done I slip off to sleep, only to be rudely awaken first thing in the morning by an angry 9 year old.
Apparently the Tooth Fairy brought her an old Chuck E Cheese token… which, in the Tooth Fairy’s defense, looks an awful lot like a Loonie…
My 9 year old did not appreciate the token, since there are zero Chuck E Cheese’s within a 1000 mile radius of us.
So… we had a little heart to heart and I explained that the Tooth Fairy was only playing a joke on her because she tried to trick her the first night by hiding the tooth under her pillow.
Then I promised her she could have an extra large slice of this Oreo Cheesecake, and she seemed to be ok with that.
Let’s talk about this cheesecake – it’s ridiculously good. I know there are Oreo Cheesecakes out there, but the idea for this came to me after my husband and I shared an Oreo Cheesecake Blizzard from Dairy Queen. So it’s different.
Actually, I used plain Greek yogurt as opposed to sour cream in this recipe, which bulks up the protein… ok, who am I kidding, this thing has 4 bricks of cream cheese and nearly 2 and a half boxes of Oreos inside of it. If you’re going to make this, just realize you’re going to indulge. Share a slice or bring it to a party, you’ll be labeled a hero because it’s seriously that good!
Cheesecakes can make magical things happen.
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