This is my first instructable so please bear with me. Cheesecake is always a crowd pleaser and it's really a lot easier than a lot of folks might think. The first thing you'll need is your ingredients so they are:

1 16 oz package of Oreo (or store brand) cookies
1 stick of butter (1/2 C., 4 oz)

4  8 oz packages of cream cheese
1 C. sugar
1 15 oz can of dark sweet cherries
1/2 C. chocolate chips
1 T. vanilla
2 eggs

Step 1:

The first thing to do preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. I sometimes like to use the water bath cooking method generally but I don't have any large sheets of foil to seal the pan so we're going to modify things a bit. By cooking in a water bath you help the cake to cook more evenly so it doesn't get too done on the outside and stay raw in the middle. It also keeps the cake from cracking. However, this really isn't an issue unless you are making a really thick cake. What I do is place a large pan of water in the oven from the get go to make a nice hot and moist cooking environment.

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