3 hrs 10 mins
This is a beautiful dessert. Especially if you go to the trouble of placing the cookies and ribbon around the outer edge of the cheesecake. My family asks for this every Christmas, and my husband loves to take it to work parties for the rave reviews.
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- 2 (5 1/2 ounce) packages chocolate laced pirouette cookies
- 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups eggnog, cold
- 2 cups milk, cold
- 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding or 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages French vanilla instant pudding
- 1 tablespoon rum
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- Cool Whip
- holiday ribbon, 36 inches (optional)
- parchment paper (10 inch by 10 inch piece)
- 1Trace springform pan onto a piece of parchment. Place in bottom of pan before continuing. (This will help in getting cake out of pan easier).
- 2Reserve one cookie for garnish, if desired.
- 3Cut 1 inch piece off one end of each of the remaining cookies.
- 4Crush 1 inch pieces into crumbs; set aside remaining cookies for sides of cake. Combine cookie crumbs, graham cracker crumbs and margarine until well mixed.
- 5Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
- 6Beat cream cheese at low speed until smooth.
- 7Gradually add 1 cup of the eggnog, blending until mixture in very smooth.
- 8Add remaining eggnog, milk, pudding mix, rum and nutmeg.
- 9Beat until well blended, about 1 minute. Pour cream cheese mixture carefully into pan.
- 10Chill until firm, about 3 hours.
- 11Run hot metal spatula or knife around edges of pan before removing sides of pan.
- 12Press remaining cookies, cut side down, into sides of cake. Wrap ribbon around cookies and tie.
- 13Just before serving garnish with Cool Whip and reserved cookie, if desired.
- 14Tie ribbon around cake if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Eggnog Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1 (144 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 293.0
- Calories from Fat 174
- Total Fat 19.4 g
- Saturated Fat 10.0 g
- Cholesterol 72.3 mg
- Sodium 446.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 20.8 g
- Protein 5.7 g
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