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Linda Liebig's Chocolate Cheesecake

1-2 T butter
1 pkg chocolate wafer cookies, finely ground (8.5 oz)
pinch salt
1/3 cup melted butter

2 T butter
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
24 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 t vanilla
2 T cocoa powder
1 1/2 c half & half

Coat bottom and sides of 9 spring form pan with un-melted butter. Mix cookie crumbs and melted butter and press evenly into pan.

Melt butter and chocolate together. Cool

Stir cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, half & half together with cooled chocolate mixture.

Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees, 30 minutes, reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 30 minutes more. Let stand in oven, door ajar, 30 additional minutes.

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