Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oreo Cheesecake (again) Friday Friend recipe #9

I have made this before  (see here), but in the spirit of making everything from the FF cookbook, I thought I would do so again.  So that it all fits in the 'time line'.

This is a great tasting easy  no-bake cheesecake (I have a baked one from another FF--for another time) and everyone will think you worked for hours and hours  and they will love you and thank you for being such a good cook.
I should know.  This happened to me at Lit Wits book club the other night.  As everyone was in a frenzy over how good my dessert was, there sat Shelly, the original owner of the dessert.
Hopefully she didn't notice everyone's  bliss at eating something she originally gave me.

Shelly and I met about 16 years ago when she moved 'back' to Winnemucca like I did.
She and I had never met before, living here at different times, but we had friends in common.   When our friends knew that Shelly was moving back here, they started talking so fondly of her.... all their sentences began with..
'when Shelly gets here'
'Shelly will be here then'
'Shelly does that'
'Shelly will'

I got very tired of hearing it and I said sarcastically to my friend April, once...
Well when SHELLY gets here,  everything will be perfect!
and guess what?
She does make a PERFECT  Oreo Cheesecake.

Truthfully, now that Shelly is here... I would be very very sad if she ever left! She's become one of my closest friends.
(and she has heard that story many times before and she knows I love her!)

Oreo Cheesecake

1 1/4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
4 T. melted butter
**mix and press into a 10" springform pan. Place in the freezer.

(I opted to use a store-made chocolate cookie crust . It was not big enough)

1 1/2 cups whipping cream, whip till stiff
3 8-oz pkg cream cheese, room temp
1 cup sugar
24 Oreo cookies, quartered
**whip cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and blend. Fold in cookie pieces. Add whipped cream. Turn filling into the frozen crust. Smooth top. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Glaze: (optional--I didn't use)
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate--melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream
**Add whipping cream and vanilla to cooled chocolate. Glaze the top and sides of the cheesecake. Refrigerate 30 minutes until the glaze sets.

And now I give you Friday Friend(s)  Shelly Noble and her daughter Hayley*.
(we were on vacation together, at Wallowa Lake--North Eastern Oregon.  See previous post)

*this is the rule about my Friday Friends daughters----once they are in college, they are mine.  I mean they are fair game to be asked questions,  the silly, non-important, intimate kinds of things I ask.
Some daughters have become Friday Friends--join in my forum.  Some never do.
I call them petite Friday friends, because in the book " Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood', they called their daughters 'petites'.
I have known a lot of most of these girls since they were little.  Hayley was in the 2nd grade when I first met her.  Now she just graduated from College.
I have both a love/hate relationship with time going by.

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Sally said...

Looks delish!!

Beth F said...

I love it when the kids graduate to adult status! And yummy looking pie/cake

bermudaonion said...

I love to make cheesecake but I don't love to eat it.

Michelle Meche said...

I love reading your Friday Friends stories and I love that you've taken a page (or at least a phrase) from the Ya-Yas. My son is big on anything oreo. I'll have to surprise him with this. Thank you for sharing, Debbie!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

My husband and I were just discussing cutting out sugar. I see this cheesecake, and think that would be just too too painful -- maybe we'll just cut down:)

Karen said...

I love that you're doing a FF recipe roundup... it's nice to hear about the recipes and the people :)

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