Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes | Bake or Break
Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes | Bake or Break

I’m not a huge fan of Oreos or, really, any kind of store-bought cookie. I have spoiled myself with the homemade variety. That being said, I am not the least bit hesitant to use store-bought cookies as an ingredient, like with these cheesecakes.

The crust of these little treats is actually a whole Oreo, not crumbs. Leaving the cookie intact makes for a thick crust that gets nice and soft after they’ve baked and chilled. Topping off those Oreos is one of my favorite things – cheesecake. Of course, it wouldn’t meet the legal definition of a cookies and cream cheesecake without even more Oreos mixed into the cheesecake. I especially like the addition of sour cream to the cheesecake filling. It offsets all that sweet with just a little bit of tartness.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes are sweet little desserts made with everyone's favorite - Oreos! - Bake or Break

Quinn proclaimed these as one of the best things I’ve ever made. I have to say that even not being an Oreo fan, I might have to agree with him.

These cheesecakes are great for a crowd. I like to make individual treats for larger groups because they are so much easier to transport and serve. I made them for a baby shower and can imagine they’d be great for all of your backyard gatherings this summer.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes are cool, creamy cheesecakes with an Oreo for the crust. Delicious! - Bake or Break

Recipe from the new and beautiful cookbook Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone’s Favorite Treat.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 30 cheesecakes

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • 42 Oreos, 30 left whole and 12 coarsely chopped
  • 2 pounds (32 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 275°. Line standard muffin pans with liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each liner.

Beat cream cheese at medium speed using an electric mixer. Gradually sugar, beating until combined. Beat in vanilla.

Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies.

Divide batter among pans. Bake for about 22 minutes or until filling is set.

Cool completely on wire racks. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove from pans just before serving.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes.

http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2009/06/cookies-and-cream-cheesecakes/