Red Velvet Cheesecake with Sugar Cookie Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated chocolate chip or sugar cookies
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red food color

Instructions

1 _ Bake 1 package Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ chocolate chip cookies with Hershey’s® chocolate chips or sugar cookies as directed on package. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool 15 minutes.

2 _ In food processor, process cooled cookies until fine crumbs form. Pour crumbs into bowl; stir in 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter until well combined. Press mixture in bottom and up side ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

3 _ Meanwhile, in bowl of stand mixer, beat 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened, on medium-high speed 3 minutes or until smooth. On low speed, beat in 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons unsweetened baking cocoa and 1 1/2 tablespoons red food color until smooth.


4 _ Pour filling into chilled cookie dough crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. If desired, top with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

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