1 package (18 ounces) Oreo Sandwich Cookies, divided
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tub (8 ounces) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
Maraschino cherries for garnish, optional
Prepare a 9 x 13-inch pan by lining with foil, allowing ends of
foil to extend over pan. Chop 15 of the cookies coarsely; set aside.
Process the remaining cookies in a food processor until finely crushed.
Mix crushed cookies with melted butter; press firmly onto the bottom of
the prepared pan. Refrigerate crust while preparing the filling.
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla
together until well blended. Gently blend in the Cool Whip and chopped
cookies. Spoon over prepared crust; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate
for 4 hours or until firm. Cut into squares to serve, garnish as