Vanilla Bourbon Cheesecake

  • Sally 
  • Cakes
  • 2 min read
cheesecake

This cheesecake is one of my favorites. It’s a recipe that has been passed down from grandma. Use bourbon vanilla extract to get the most incredible taste.

What to buy:

For the filling:

  • 2 packages cream cheese (16 ounces total)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon plain vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon bourbon

For the topping:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon plain vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon bourbon

For the crust:

  • 20-25 golden oreos  or vanilla sandwich cookies (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon vanilla or 1/2 tablespoon plain vanilla extract and 1/2 tablespoon bourbon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

What to do:

To make your crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Finely process golden Oreos in a food processor with vanilla(or blender as I did,) add crumbs to pie dish and pour melted butter on top, pressing to mix into a 9” pie plate (don’t worry if it looks too crumbly, the crust will harden as it bakes)
  • Bake 10 minutes, set aside to cool

To make your filling/topping:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Blend the first 6 ingredients until smooth and pour into oreo crust
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Mix remaining three ingredients for the topping and pour on top of baked cheesecake filling
  • Bake for another 10 minutes at 300 degrees
  • Garnish with berries, whipped cream or whatever you like!