I assume everyone already has their Christmas menus all planned out, but I wanted to share these quick, delicious, mini cheesecakes with you today since they were all dressed up for the holidays for their photos.  But really, these cookies and cream cheesecakes would make a great dessert any time of the year.  They took very little effort to put together and were a big hit!
With a whole Oreo at the bottom of each cheesecake, it’s hard to go wrong with these.  Two pounds of cream cheese, some oreo pieces, and a few other things are mixed together to top them off before being baked.  The cheesecake is creamy and tart and I loved the Oreo pieces adding some texture and great chocolate flavor.  But then again I love everything with Oreos mixed in – Cookies and Cream Cookies, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cupcakes, and even homemade Oreos!

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes
Recipe adapted from Handle the Heat

42 Oreo cookies – 30 left whole, and 12 chopped coarsely
2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, at room temperature and lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt

- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Line 30 standard muffin tins with paper liners (preferably white so you can see the Oreo through them!). Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each liner.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth.  Gradually add the sugar and beat until combined.  Add vanilla.
- Drizzle in eggs, a little at a time, beating and scraping down the sides as needed.  Beat in sour cream and salt.
- Fold in the oreo pieces by hand.  Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top.
- Bake, rotating pan halfway through, about 22 minutes or until filling is set.  Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
- Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or up to overnight, and remove from tins just before serving.

Recipe yields 30 mini cheesecakes.

Have a Merry Christmas!!

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14 Responses to “Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes”

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    Haniela — December 25, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    These look and sound delicious and your pictures are to die for too.
    Merry Christmas.

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    Dharma — December 26, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    Se ven preciosos y deliciosos. Merry Chistmas

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    Sara — December 27, 2011 @ 12:19 am

    I recently made cookies-n-cream cupcakes but these cheesecakes look delicious, I will have to try this.

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    FoodEpix — December 27, 2011 @ 4:48 am

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

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    MyFudo™ — December 27, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    Lovely cheesecake treat! The Oreo at the bottom is a treat in itself…Great for parties and kiddie get togethers. Love the combination!

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    athriftyfoodie — December 27, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    so imaginative! i love it!

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    Simply Tia — December 27, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Oh man. These cheesecake bites are delightful! Cookies and cream (cheese) Yum!!!

    Wishing you happiness and prosperity throughout the coming year. Season’s Greetings

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    Purabi Naha — December 27, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Yummy-looking cookies… I can’t resist the temptation to gorge on atleast half a dozen! Thanks for this lovely post!
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    confessionsofabrighteyedbaker — December 27, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    I don’t really like oreos (I know, criminal), but these look to die for!

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    Anna — December 28, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

    I made Martha Stewart’s recipe for these, and for someone who’s not crazy about cheesecake, I thought they were delicious!

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    natalie and lidia — June 3, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    They look absolutely delicious!! i cant wait to make them! i love all the recipes you make!! inspiring blog!!

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    Anonymous — July 3, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    Mine are in the oven as I type!! It was very easy, but I guessed on the amount of salt to add. Can’t wait I try them.

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    Lauren — October 7, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    It says to add salt, but you don’t tell us how much salt to add. Am planing on making these this week. There is nothing like eating a good cheesecake.

    • Erica — October 7th, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

      Sorry, it’s just a pinch of salt! I’ll fix that in the recipe above now. Hope it comes out well!

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