Recipe: Basic Cheesecake with Gluten Free Crust

Basic Cheesecakes, slightly ugly.

Basic Cheesecakes, slightly ugly.

Ingredients:

1/2 (approx) of Basic Cheesecake Filling recipe
1 box Pamela’s Shortbread Cookies
1/4 cup butter (melted)

Directions:
1.  Pour melted butter into bowl of stand mixer.
2.  Turn mixer on low and toss in cookies one at a time.  There should be 12 or so in a box.
3.  When cookies are completely chunked up, press them into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan or several smaller glass baking dishes.

Cookie crumbs pushed into the bottom of glass dishes.

Cookie crumbs pushed into the bottom of glass dishes.

4.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes to set crust.  Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to touch.
5.  Fill with cheesecake filling until about 3/4 full.
6.  Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes.
7.  Pray that your middles don’t crack.  Mine did. 😦  It was a sad day.
8.  Put in refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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