Christie is an associate editor on the Cook's Country team at America's Test Kitchen. A culinary instructor and born-again runner in her free time, Christie craves balance, coffee, and fried egg sandwiches, not necessarily in that order.
The idea of a no-bake Oreo cheesecake is especially appealing in the summer months because there is no hot oven and no messy water bath. Gelatin-based cheesecakes are easy to prepare, but their texture is never quite as creamy as that of an egg-thickened baked cheesecake. We set out to create an icebox Oreo cheesecake that would rival the best baked cheesecake for flavor and texture.
With our test kitchen know-how (and relentless testing) we found ways to make naturally fast dishes faster, and traditionally slow-cooked dinners a weeknight option. But one thing we never did was settle on shortcuts that shortchanged flavor.