Thanksgiving Spiced Cheesecake

thanksgiving cheesecake

This scrumptious spiced cheesecake, in a fabulous chocolate cookie crust, is the perfect winter or Thanksgiving cheesecake!  I was looking for Nabisco chocolate cookie wafers to make the crust but I couldn’t find them at several stores.  How fortunate because instead I decided to make the crust with Keebler Fudge Stripes Dark Chocolate cookies and did it turn out delicious!  You can use most any cookie (Oreos, etc.) you’ll just needed to moisten the crumbs with melted butter so that they will stick together.

winter cheesecake

There’s another reason why this cheesecake is so delicious.  It’s baked perfectly thanks to an article years ago from Cooks Illustrated magazine that taught me how to bake a cheesecake.  For any recipe that uses 3 or more 8-ounce packages of cream these – I recommend the cooking method detailed below.  You will need to purchase an inexpensive cooking thermometer.

One more thing!  This cheesecake tastes best when served cold.