I'm making a cannoli cheesecake from this recipe (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a43604/cannoli-cheesecake-recipe/). I will be adding 1-2 tsps of cinnamon to the cheesecake batter and possibly almond extract. All the recipes say to use a graham cracker crust, but that doesn't seem like it would be as authentic. Can I use crushed (ground) amaretti cookies, like in the cookies below? It seems like it would behave similarly to graham crackers or Nilla wafers.
Again, I'm asking about the crust and the use of a different cookie (since I've never used something outside of wafers or graham crackers or Oreos for crusts). I understand that this will not be actual cannolis but a cheesecake designed to remind you of a cannoli. I've updated the title as well so hopefully my request for help is clearer.