Posted on Wednesday, 21st July 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois
I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like Oreo cookies or Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes. Who could resist cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies? Not Me! Especially the double-stuffed Oreo cookie, it’s one of the best cookies for dunking into a cold glass of milk.
I went out yesterday to do my weekly shop, came home, and before I was able to bring in the first grocery bag Matt was hunting for the cookies and cream ice cream. Much to his disappointment I forget to put it on the list and came home without it. Luckily I remembered the Oreo cookies. I could have made my own ice cream but unfortunately my freezer is jam packed and haven’t been able to fit the ice cream bowl into it for weeks.
One of Matt’s favourite desserts of all time is cherry cheesecake and I thought to myself why not Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes, that should satisfy his craving.
Plus these cheesecakes are super easy to prepare, everything comes together in one bowl and there’s no crushing chocolate wafers with a rolling pin, then melting butter, baking the crust first and then baking a second time when filled.
Drop an Oreo cookie into each muffin tin, make filling, add chopped cookies, bake, and enjoy, how easy is that?
One tip I will leave with you, keeping in mind this will be difficult, you must chill them for at least 4 hours, but if you can muster up the willpower, they are at their best if you can chill them overnight.
These are the perfect individual-serving delights for an office party, school treat, and would definitely be a hit for a kid’s birthday party. You can serve them plain or add a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and top with a small Oreo cookie or sprinkle with crushed Oreo cookies. When I’m hosting a kid’s party I always have at least one Oreo cookie treat. These Oreo chocolate cookie pops are always a huge hit too and they are so simple to make.
Just a little warning, once you try these Oreo cookies and cream cheesecake cupcakes, there’s no going back, absolutely mouthwatering and scrumptious! If you enjoy Oreo cookies as much as I do you may also want to try these mini Oreo key lime pies or for chocolate lover’s, Oreo chocolate truffle tart with chocolate glaze.
I can’t wait to try my hand at homemade Oreo cookies. I was searching for recipes the other day and it was a bit overwhelming there were so many to choose from. I finally bookmarked two, Jamie’s homemade Oreos and Patricia’s chocolate sandwich cookies with vanilla cream filling. I couldn’t believe my eyes and I’m sure you can imagine my surprise after going through so many recipes I learned both Jamie and Patricia used the same recipe from Retro Desserts written by Wayne Harley Brachman. Both posted rave reviews and I’m looking forward to baking a batch soon.
Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes
(from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes)
- 42 Oreo, cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, 30 left whole and 12 coarsely chopped
- 908 grams (2 pounds or about 3 2/3 packages) cream cheese, room temperature
- 225 grams (1 cup) sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 230 g (1 cup or 8 ounces) sour cream
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 275° F. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each lined muffin cup.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed. Gradually add the sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in the vanilla.
- Drizzle in eggs, a little at a time, beating to combine and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add in sour cream and salt, beat to combine. Using a large spatula, fold in the chopped Oreo cookies.
- Divide batter evenly among the cookie-filled muffin cups, fill each cup almost to the top. Bake, rotating muffin tins halfway through, until the filling is set, about 22 to 28 minutes. Transfer the muffins tins to a wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate (in the muffin tins) at least 4 hours (or overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.
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