Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake

This Oreo Cheesecake is a creation of the Cheesecake Factory—they know their cheesecakes. It is one of my personal favorites. You can’t go wrong with this one. Who can turn down a cheesecake with Oreo cookies?

All ingredients need to be at room temperature before you begin. And keep the mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process.

Please note there is an additional 1 cup of butter that was added into the batter when I made it for the video. This is an optional ingredient. It simply adds some extra richness to the cheesecake. You can leave it out, or add it like I did for the video.

Cheesecake Factory Oreo cheesecake

Is a Waterbath Necessary for this Oreo Cheesecake?

It is not necessary it is highly recommended. Please consider using a waterbath for this recipe. It helps to moderate the temperature of the oven. Most ovens do not heat continually, they cycle between not heating, and then heating to maintain the temperature.

What size of pan do I use

Ideally please use the 8 inch sized pan, this is the size of pan this recipe was developed for. If you use a 10 inch pan your cooking time will be less, and will not be as written here on this recipe.

Cheesecake Cooking Tips

All ingredients should be at room temperature before cooking. This ensures a more even baking time.
Cheesecakes may not be fully set when removed from the oven – this is OK. Cheesecakes will set up after baking.
Do not over-mix the cheesecake, it will fall if too much air is whipped into the cheesecake. Mix only until ingredients are incorporated. Beating a cheesecake for 2 or 3 extra minutes is not helpful.
To prevent cracking when the cheesecake cools run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake from the springform pan. Once the cheesecake cools completely remove the springform pan.

How many Oreos do I use?

We are using Oreo cookies in three different measurements. For the crust you need to crush the cookies before you measure them. For the batter you will use 6 cookies, and for the top of the cheesecake you will use 8 cookies.

Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake

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  • Recipe Type: Dessert Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, CopyKat Restaurant Recipes
  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 10
Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake

Cheesecake Factory cheese cake is so yummy. And this recipe is just as yummy!


  • Please note: this recipe tastes best when you allow it to rest for 24 hours before serving. It isn't necessary, but a suggestion for optimal flavor.
  • Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 23 Oreos, finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • Filling
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream, at room temperature
  • 6 Oreo cookies for the batter
  • 9 Oreo cookies for the top of the cheesecake
  • 1 cup of butter
  • Pan Needed
  • 8 inch Spring Form Pan



Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press in an 8 inch spring pan cover the bottom and 1 1/2" up the sides with crumbs, set aside. Note, you do not remove the filling of the cookies, when you make crumbs out of them. Leave the filling in the cookies when you crush them.


All Ingredients need to be at room temperature before beginning. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy (You can add the 1 cup of butter as listed as an optional ingredient). Keep mixer on a low setting during the mixing and beating process. Add sugar gradually and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until blended. Measure the vanilla, salt and flour, pour into the cream cheese and egg mixture and beat until smooth. Add the sour cream and beat well. Turn off the mixer and stir in the 6 coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a spoon.

Pour cream cheese into the spring form pan and place the 8 coarsely chopped Oreo Cookies on top of the cream mixture. Place pan on the top rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees and bake for one hour. The cheesecake will be done when it jiggles slightly in the middle when the pan is gently shaken. If the cheesecake is very jiggily, then cook for an additional 15 minutes. When time is up prop the oven door open and let the cheese cake stay in the oven for one hour. Remove from oven and let cool enough to place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. It is worth the anticipation. A cheese cake should season. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.

Yield: 16 servings

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  • H. Foster-Murphy

    Great recipe! Tried it out! (though mine didn’t come out as pretty :( Still delicious, though!)

  • Krista

    I used an 8″ pan and had a ton of batter left. It didn’t cook properly and overflowed out of the pan at 325. The middle is not set properly .I make NY cheesecake all the time and never had this issue. Wish I watched your video first to get the correct information that the recipe lacks.

  • Ni

    Do you mean that the total amount of cream cheese is 8 ounce or 3 packages of 8 ounces cream cheese = 24 ounces?

    • Stephanie Manley

      You need 3 packages of cream cheese that weigh 8 ounces each for a total of 24 ounces.

      • Dani

        What type of cream cheese do you use? Like Philadelphia? Or What? Thx!

  • kim

    Wish I would have read comments first…mine looks like crap but I’m hoping it tastes good at least…

    • Stephanie Manley

      It doesn’t look pretty, you are right. It tastes good.

  • cooplk

    Made this tonight, will see how it is tomorrow night :) It looks good, used a convection oven (which lowered the temp to 300 Degrees automatically) in a water bath, I left it in the full hour and then let it cool in the oven with the door propped open for a full hour. Top does not look burnt. The edges of the cheesecake have drawn away from the pan and look good. The center was a little jiggly, but that is what it says it will be.

  • Spriggy

    Please stop repeating the theme throughout the entire video!!!! AHHHH!!!

  • Negoor

    I made this cheese cake and It was really perfect but I don’no why I could feel the smell of egg maybe becaus I did’nt use enough vanilla but the texture and taste was so good

    • stephaniemanley

      It looks really pretty. I am glad it worked out well for you.

  • Taylor

    In the recipe you say to use an 8″ springform pan, but in the video you say to use 9″. Which one should I use? I am not adding the extra stick of butter. Thanks!

  • Val

    I just tried this in a 9 inch pan. It was too lose after an hour so I left it in for another 15. It spilled over the pan and onto the oven bottom. Not happy. I followed everything except I used a larger pan. Why did this happen?

  • Patty Butter Buckner

    How many Oreo cookies do you mix into the batter?

    • stephaniemanley

      14 cookies.

    • stephaniemanley

      You place six in the batter.

  • Kendra

    What size pan should I use for this?

    • stephaniemanley

      8 inch pan.

  • Kendra

    What size pan should I use, 8 or 10″?

    • stephaniemanley

      Please use an 8 inch pan.

  • cinnamon14

    Made this the other night, the night before my husband’s birthday. My oven is really dumb so it really is the fault of the oven I had difficulty cooking it. It is a small apartment gas oven, I have always had difficulty cooking things through when I use it. It heats to the right temperature but for some reason tends to burn things on the outside and not cook properly on the inside. I couldn’t find a pan small enough to put it in a water bath, so I just put a pan of water on the rack underneath. I put it in for an hour and then checked it, seemed not quite done so left it in for another 10 minutes. Then it seemed done. I guess I should of left it in for the full hour and 15.
    I left it in the oven for an hour with the door cracked open, then left it on the counter with a cookie sheet over it for another hour, went and looked at it and the middle seemed too mushy :( I didn’t know what to do, so I put it in the oven at 275 for like, 20 minutes, I was worried it would burn it but it actually seemed to cook the middle better. We had it last night and it was delish! It didn’t look too appetizing, since the outside was quite brown, but still tasted good! The next cheesecake I make I will try a water bath when I find a proper pan, I think my oven would cook it better in a water bath.

    • stephaniemanley

      Cheesecakes can be soft in the middle when removed from the oven, they will set up as they cool.

  • Courtney

    Where is the video you mentioned?

    • stephaniemanley

      It’s on the video.

  • Kenzie

    I made Oreo cheesecake using this recipe. I did everything exactly as it was stated step by step. My cheesecake came out burnt and unsmooth. Not a happy camper.

    • stephaniemanley

      I am sorry you had a bad experience. Perhaps your mixer was over zealous in mixing in too much air.

  • lucy

    I didn’t care for this recipe..I was looking for a light fluffy oreo cheescake, this was pretty dense and heavy. Also I would have appreciated knowing about the water bath BEFORE scrolling down into the comments! I don’t bake that often so I don’t know these things I guess. By the time I saw everyone in the comments saying the water bath was a must, it was too late. HUGE cracks all through the middle of the cheescake – very ugly. Recipe was a bit confusing, asks for 14 chopped oreo cookies, then in recipe text it says “put the 9 chopped cookies on top of the cake”, is this 9 extra for the top? So I split the cookies between the inside of the cake and the top and its almost as if there are none inside. This was an cake for my 4th anniversary celebration:( I’ll try a different recipe next time.

    • stephaniemanley

      Lucy, I am really sorry my recipe was confusing.

      I have added a large note about the water bath before the recipe. I hope this is more clear.

      I have also added a tip about the cracking. I don’t know what happened there, if you run a knife around the rim of the springform pan when you remove it from the oven this is helpful.

      I did mean for you to add some cookies inside of the cheesecake, and then again some more cookies on top of the recipe.

  • machinegunhenry

    I made this cheesecake for my wife, and he gave me anal intercourse. He loved it that much. Thanks ya’ll for the recipe.

  • skooz

    OMG so I made this two nights ago, let it sit 24 hours in refrigerator. . . IT WAS AMAZING. This was my second attempt at making cheesecake and it was a super hit at the Christmas party!

    For people saying it is too sweet. . . i did not think so and I added the sour cream with the coarsely chopped Oreos. I did omit the butter. I was not sure what it would add to the cheesecake. And it was perfectly fine without it.

    At first I was nervous about the batter because it seemed too runny. However, the flour puffs it up in the oven and the refrigerator settles it into the cheesecake consistency.

    Also with the cooking time, I did it at 325 and started with 45 minutes (AND DID A WATER BATH! it’s a must). At 45 minutes I should have added more water to the bath to prevent small cracking around the edge. I added 20 minutes and thought it would go for an extra 10 even after that. However, I only kept it in for 5 more minutes with a total of 60 minutes cooking time and turned off the oven letting it sit with the door open for a few more minute. At first I actually thought I over cooked it. The edges shrunk in and started to brown, but it was a golden brown, not a burnt look. Let it cool down then I put in refrigerator for 24 hours.

    The following day I added heavy whipping cream and Oreos on top and honestly was amazing!!!! Will keep in my recipe book!

    Also i didnt see the size of spring form pan used so I used a 9inch and it was perfect!

    • Stephanie

      I am glad this worked out for you. I tried to put the pan size in the recipe twice, once as equipment needed and then down in the bottom. I’ll see what else I can do to make it more obvious. Thank you for your detailed experience, I know others will find this helpful.