Chocolate Wafer Cookie Crust

  • Yield: Makes crust for two 10-inch cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla; beat to combine. With the mixer on low speed, add flour mixture, and beat to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  2. Press dough into 10-inch springform pan as instructed in Raspberry-Swirl Cheesecake recipe.

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