Tutorial Tuesday - Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

The Martha Stewart Cupcake Cookbook is dangerous in my hands. I'm predicting a 5 pound weight gain as I begin baking my way through it.

This recipe is perfect for back to school - a clear winner at any bake sale. The cheesecake is rich and creamy and the Oreo makes for a crisp chocolate crust. Best of all, it goes together quickly and easily and presents with a "wow". Imagine being a kid and coming home after a long day of school to THIS:

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

42 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole and 12 coarsely chopped
2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.

2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.

3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.

4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-filled cups, filling each almost to the top.

Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate, in tins, at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.

A little dollop of whipped frosting and a chunk of Oreo are all the embellishment it needs.


  1. those look amazing!!

    I just gained 3 pounds.


  2. oh my- I'm drooling- I am bookmarking this recipe

  3. *Drool*

    Here I am trying to cut sugar out of my diet and you go and post these deliciously delectable little morsels of yumminess... I'm so going on strike from reading your blog! LOL! J/K :)

  4. wow. they look amazing. i do not bake, but i think even i could manage that! plus, my youngest boy just came over and saw me looking at this and said "WHAT'S THAT?!?!" it looks like i'll be trying these soon!

  5. Thanks so much for the recipe. I happened to have all of the ingredients, and they are baking right now. I ued "Strawberry milkshake" Oreos though, so hope it comes out just as yummy!

  6. yum! They even look easy to make. My boys would looove them. I will try these in the near future. yuuuummmmms!

  7. I love these! And I LOVE that cook book! Try the peanut butter cream frosting! YUMMY!!!!

  8. These look fab, why does the recipe say to keep in the tins? Will they lose their shape?

  9. The cream cheese batter is quite soft when it comes out of the oven. Once they have had time to set up in the fridge, you can take them out and store in an air tight container :)


  11. I want to try these for Veto's birthday on the weekend, yours turned out gorgeous. I have to cookbook but have yet to try one of the recipes, so this weekend it is!!

  12. your dollaps are beautiful! great tutorial, too.

  13. I am in love. LOL! Sounds DELISH!

  14. Hi!!!! You know I ran out to get that cookbook too....but I haven't made anything yet......I was considering doing a Julie/Julia thing with it....but I have NO MORE time in my day to go to the gym anymore than I already am!!!! But I WILL be doing these!!!!!

  15. These look awesome! Can't wait to try them out.

  16. I am having ladies over for lunch tomorrow and I have been stressing over what to do for dessert. These will be perfect! Thanks for posting and I am going out to get that cookbook...even though I shouldn't...

  17. holy smokes! I am tempted to make a batch right now!! :)


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