Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peppermint and Vanilla Cream Cheesecake


This is smooth and breezy good, with a fresh bite and smooth vanilla you just have to make this cheesecake up for a special day, like today, also might be just the right treat for the special Love day coming Up.

What you need:
Crust
25 chocolate graham crackers
1 tbsp sugar
12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


Cheesecake
3 -8 oz pkgs cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy plus a little for garnish
red food coloring(optional just for color)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

For the Crust
cruh graham crackers into fine crumbs in a food processor. Mix the crumbs with the
sugar, salt, and melted butter. Press the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom and all around the
sides of a 9-inch spring-form pan, Chill in freezer for 15 min.

For the Cheesecake
Beat the cream cheese until smooth Add the sugar and mix to combine
Beat in the peppermint and vailla extracts and carefully fold in the crushed peppermint candy. Stir
in 2 or 3 drops red food coloring until filling is a light-pink color Pour filling into the crust;
smooth top with a spatula and refrigerate cheesecake until firm, 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Mix together the sour cream and confectioners' sugar and spread mixture evenly over the top of the
cheesecake Chill one additional hour; serve with extra crushed peppermint on top

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