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Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
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1 1/4 cups cups (about 25 cookies) chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice  

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin


1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 *Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup cookie crumbs into bowl. Add melted butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 1/4 cup sugar, eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; process until smooth. Add cream cheese and pumpkin; process until well mixed. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Bake 30-40 minutes or until top is set.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; mix well. Remove cheesecake from oven; spread sour cream mixture evenly over top. Return to oven; continue baking 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with remaining cookie crumbs. Cut into squares.

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Tip #1

Cookies can be crushed in the food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, place cookies into plastic food bag; crush with rolling pin into fine crumbs.

Tip #2

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