Can You Use Keebler Cookies to Make a Cheesecake Crust?

Crushed Keebler cookies are a primary ingredient in the crust for a sandies pecan and caramel cheesecake. Chef John's New York cheesecake with Chips Deluxe crust also features Keebler cookies.

To make Chef John's New York cheesecake, combine 3 1/2 cups crushed Keebler Chips Deluxe cookies and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Press the mixture into a greased 9-inch springform pan. Mix together 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1 tablespoon vanilla until fluffy. Stir in 1 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup milk.

When the mixture is smooth, add 4 eggs one at a time and then 1 tablespoon grated orange peel. Pour the mixture into the pan and place that pan in another shallow pan. Bake for 75 to 85 minutes at 350 degrees. After the cheesecake cools, refrigerate it for at least 4 hours.