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Savanna's Cheesecake

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Ingredients

1-1/2 boxes Girl Scout peanut butter sandwich cookies
6 tablespoons melted butter
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar, divided
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
4 cups sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
Chocolate curls

Instructions

Crush cookies, add butter. Pat into 10x15-inch pan. Beat cream cheese. Add 1-1/2 cups sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time. Add sour cream. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until edges are set, in a preheated 350 degree oven. Cool completely. Cut into 2-inch squares. To make topping: Whip heavy cream and slowly blend in 1/2 cup sugar. Put cream topping into pastry bag and decorate each square and place a chocolate curl on top.

Tracy Downey
Cordova IL



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