- 1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
- 1/4 Cup butter, melted
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup green crème de menthe liqueur*
- Sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cookies into slices as directed on roll. Place 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased large cookie sheets.
Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are deep golden brown and crispy. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 10 minutes. Crumble about half the cookies into fine crumbs to make 2 cups cookie crumbs.
In small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and melted butter. Place foil baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. Press about 1 tablespoon cookie mixture in bottom of each baking cup. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Bake 5 minutes.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl frequently, until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Stir in liqueur. Pour about 1/4 cup of the filling on top of each of the cookie crusts.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until edges are set and centers are still slightly jiggly. Turn oven off, and open door slightly. Cool cheesecake in oven 30 minutes. Remove from oven to cooling rack; cool at room temperature 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until cheesecakes are chilled. Top with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings.