How to Make Oreo Cheesecake

Oreo cheesecake is a delightful dessert that combines the rich, creamy texture of cheesecake with the beloved flavor of Oreo cookies. It’s a perfect treat for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering, a special celebration, or just a craving for something sweet and indulgent. This recipe will guide you through the steps to create a delicious Oreo cheesecake that’s sure to impress.

How to Make Oreo Cheesecake


  • 25 Oreo cookies
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Additional Oreo cookies for garnish (optional)


Preparing the Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Crush the Oreo cookies for the crust (about 15 cookies) into fine crumbs using a food processor or a rolling pin.
  3. Combine the cookie crumbs with melted butter until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, ensuring it’s packed tightly and evenly.
  5. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Making the Cheesecake Filling

  1. Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add granulated sugar, and continue to beat until well combined.
  3. Mix in the sour cream, vanilla extract, and salt, beating until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  5. Chop the remaining Oreo cookies (about 10 cookies) and gently fold them into the batter.

Assembling and Baking

  1. Pour the filling over the prepared crust in the springform pan.
  2. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  3. Bake the cheesecake for about 45-55 minutes, or until the center is almost set but still slightly jiggly.
  4. Turn off the oven, open the oven door slightly, and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 1 hour.
  5. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool completely at room temperature.
  6. Refrigerate the cheesecake for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.


  1. Run a knife around the edges of the cheesecake to loosen it from the pan.
  2. Remove the sides of the springform pan.
  3. Garnish with additional Oreo cookies if desired.
  4. Slice and serve the cheesecake chilled.

This Oreo cheesecake recipe is a perfect blend of creamy cheesecake and crunchy Oreo cookies. It’s a straightforward recipe that yields a dessert with a luxurious texture and a balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, this recipe is sure to be a hit with anyone who tries a slice. Enjoy your homemade Oreo cheesecake!

Can I Use Low-Fat Cream Cheese?

Yes, you can use low-fat cream cheese in this recipe. It will reduce the overall fat content, but keep in mind that it might slightly alter the texture and richness of the cheesecake. For the best results, full-fat cream cheese is recommended to achieve that classic creamy texture.

How Do I Prevent Cracks in My Cheesecake?

To prevent cracks in your cheesecake, avoid overmixing the batter, especially after adding the eggs. Overmixing can incorporate too much air, leading to cracks as it bakes and cools. Also, letting the cheesecake cool gradually in the oven helps prevent sudden temperature changes that can cause cracking.

Can This Cheesecake Be Frozen?

Yes, Oreo cheesecake freezes well. Wrap the cheesecake (either whole or in slices) tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Is It Necessary to Use a Water Bath?

While this recipe doesn’t require a water bath, using one can help ensure even baking and a smooth top without cracks. To use a water bath, wrap the outside of your springform pan in foil to prevent water from seeping in, and place it in a larger pan filled with hot water that comes about halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan.

How Long Will the Cheesecake Last in the Refrigerator?

The Oreo cheesecake will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make sure it’s covered or stored in an airtight container to maintain its freshness and prevent it from absorbing other flavors from the fridge.

Can I Make This Cheesecake Gluten-Free?

Yes, to make this cheesecake gluten-free, use gluten-free Oreo-style cookies for the crust and the filling. Ensure that all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.

Oreo cheesecake is a versatile and forgiving dessert that’s perfect for both beginners and experienced bakers. With these tips and tricks, you can create a delicious cheesecake that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the process of baking and the delightful taste of your homemade Oreo cheesecake!

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