Chocolate Crusted Peppermint Cheese Cake
  • 1-1/4 cups of crushed chocolate wafer cookies
  • About 3 tbls softened butter
  • 2 pkg 8 ounces of cream cheese plus 3 more ounces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ teas vanilla extract
  • ½ teas peppermint extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Red food coloring
  1. Generously grease an 8 inch spring-form pan with the butter and sprinkle with the crushed wafers; pressing crumbs into the bottom and sides of pan.
  2. Cream together the cream cheese and the sugar until light and fluffy; beat in extracts.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and finally fold in the sour cream.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and drizzle top with a little of the red food coloring.
  5. With a knife gently swirl food coloring around the batter being sure not to go through the crust.
  6. Bake in a 300 degree oven for about 1 hour.
  7. When cooled, top with crushed peppermint candy if desired.
Recipe by Cooking With Mama at