White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake

Today is my baby boy's birthday! Wow how time flies! Funny how cupcakes with sprinkles turn into White Chocolate Cheesecake. A fifteen year old today, tomorrow a grown man. I miss cupcakes with sprinkles sometimes.I made this for him today and will change cakes as he does :)

1 1/2 c crushed Oreo cookie crumbs
3 Tbsp white sugar
1/4 c melted butter
2 c white chocolate chips
1/2 c half and half
3 (8oz) pkg softened cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350*. 
In a medium bowl mix together cookie crumbs, 3tbsp sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of springform pan. 
Melt your chocolate and half and half, stirring until smooth. In a mixing bowl cream 1/2 c sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Add your 3 eggs - one at a time. Blend in vanilla and white chocolate. Pour batter into prepared cookie pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until filling is set. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours before removing from pan. Serve with favorite sauce, we used country cherries.