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Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Written by Ashley Palmer | July 29, 2011

If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge in this decadent vegan dessert, now’s the time to do it. National Cheesecake Day is Saturday, July 30.

Now, let me be honest with you: This obviously isn’t the healthiest dish, but it sure beats ingesting the cholesterol, saturated fat, and cruelty that’s found in cheesecakes made with dairy products and eggs. Plus, it’s OK to splurge every now and then. And this treat is totally worth it! 😉

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups finely crushed sandwich cookie crumbs
3 Tbsp. vegan margarine, melted
16 oz. plain nondairy cream cheese
1 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. vanilla

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously coat a 9-inch-by-2-inch round baking pan with the cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs and the melted vegan margarine. Use your fingertips to press the mixture firmly into the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • In a blender or food processor, thoroughly blend together the nondairy cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and vanilla and pour into the cookie crust.
    Bake for 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature. Then chill in the refrigerator until firm, several hours or overnight.

Makes 8 servings

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  • D says:

    Careful: In Germany Oreos are NOT! vegan. It s all about “Süßmolkepulver” which is (almost) pure lactose.

  • Ashley-P says:

    TofuBeast: It might work with silken tofu, but you’ll probably have to cut the baking time in half. Please let us know how it turns out!

  • Buckets says:

    Well, I’m trying this out today. Depending on how it turns out I’ll write a blog post about it… thanks for the recipe.

  • TofuBeast says:

    Is it possible to substitute the “vegan cream cheese” with silk (soft) tofu? I live in Switzerland and since we’re all dairy-crazy (think cows and Swiss cheese), I won’t find this vegan alternative :-(…

  • Sway says:

    Only problem is finding nondairy creamcheese. I’m in Missouri, in the middle of it…it is so so hard to find veggie and vegan options around here!!

  • lilbethynoname says:

    Oreos are “accidentally vegan”, however, Nabisco could not confirm that the sugar was not processed with bone char. If you want to be extra safe you can use the Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free, Newman-O’s. They have confirmed that are completely vegan, and they are, in my opinion, better than Oreo’s!

  • Ashley-P says:

    mom of a vegetarian son: Nope! Oreos fall under the “accidentally vegan” category here in the U.S. 🙂

  • mom of a vegetarian son says:

    Aren’t oreos made with milk, eggs and butter?