I don't have a clue why this came to me...
Wait. Yes I do.
From this error of our ways!!!!
Has sprung forth a great invention:
Cinnamon Cookie Crust:
Rated: Easy Peasy
Take one package of Cinnamon Roll cookies.
Crush in blender.
Add 3 Tablespoons melted butter.
Press into glass pan. (I used a pretty red ceramic pie pan because it looked CHEERFUL!!!)
Cheesy Goodness Filling:
3 8 ounce packages of Cream Cheese
1 1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg (minus the shell, let's not get too crazy here!)
1/4 cup flour
Mix softened cream cheese with sugar. Blend lightly on low. Add vanilla, egg yolks, egg and flour. Blend lightly again. You don't want to whip or beat too much air into cheesecake batter.
Pour into pan with cinnamony-marvelous crust. Bake at 450° for ten minutes. (The high temp sets the filling and crust together.) Then reduce oven temp to 250 degrees for about an hour. When done, cheesecake should look golden around edges and pale gold and "set" (not jiggly) in center.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled cheesecake blog.
The crust will look dark because the cinnamon cookies are dark, they're Cinnabon cookies... but oh, so delicious!
You will thank me for this. You might sing my praises. You will smile happily when contemplating and consuming.