Cooked cheese cakes usually have the same basic ingredients
Cream Cheese (and or other cheeses).
Non-cooked cheese cakes usually have the same basic ingredients and usually chilled.
Cream cheese. (Some people like to substitute sour cream).
Step 1: Crust.
1 1/2 to 2 - cups cookies or crackers (We get the cheapest we can get).
1/3 cup sugar (For sweet fillings)
6 (3/4 stick) - tablespoons butter, melted
large plastic bag.
Put enough cookies or crackers in the bag so that there is room for them to move around.
Seal the bag making sure there is not much air left in the bag.
Take the rolling pin and crush the bag.
Pour the crushed items in a bowl.
Add butter (and sugar if make a sweet crust) to make a dough.
Put crust dough and spread evenly in the pan including the sides.
Put in refrigerator to chill and gel.
Note: you can always use a pre-made crust also.