create this heavenly dessert that combines the goodness of rainbow chip cookies with the creaminess of cheesecake.
In a bowl, combine the rainbow chip cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to create the crust.
In a separate bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it's smooth. Add the granulated sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
Gently fold in the rainbow chip cookie pieces into the cream cheese mixture. Ensure they are evenly distributed throughout the filling.
Carefully fold in the whipped cream or whipped topping until the mixture is smooth and well blended.
Pour the cheesecake filling over the prepared cookie crust in the springform pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
Place the cheesecake in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours or until it's firm.