Monday, April 19, 2010

Chilly Cheesecakes... tasty!

I had a baking adventure with my friend Jolene a few weeks back. It was quite a bit of fun. there is nothing like baking with friends. Pick a simple recipe, have a little fun, and get a little messy! It's the best way to do it. We made Cookies and Cream cheesecakes. I know what you're thinking, and it's true, they're not cupcakes. But they are baked in cupcake tins, so I think it qualifies. Definitely. These little guys are super simple and super easy. The worst part of it is they have to set in the fridge for at least four hours. Once you take them out of the oven, you want to have a bite. Unfortunately, with this recipe, that isn't possible. But trust me. They are worth the wait.

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
I think the cutest thing about these cheesecakes are the crusts. When you bite into the cheesecake, you can see the whole oreo cookie at the bottom. They are the coolest thing. The really nice thing about this recipe, was that it was really simple, which made it easy to enjoy myself with Jolene.

There she is, helping me with the most important step of these cheesecakes, adding the crushed oreos. I think she had a lot of fun making these with me.

I know I had fun. And who wouldn't? These things are delish!

My mom has dinner parties all the time. She is always trying to think of time saving dessert tricks that are simple and delicious. I told her to make these cheesecakes ahead of time. That way, all she has to do is pull them out of the fridge and there is her dessert. If you want to fancy it up a bit, add unique cupcake liners. Your guests will love them.

And I bet they'll love them even more when they bite into an oreo cookie crust and moist, wonderful cheesecake. These adorable cheesecake cupcakes are a sophisticated way to remind your dinner guests of childhood, while catering to their sweet tooth! Happy dessert serving, you savvy hostess!


Trey said...

My guests will love them, you say?

hmbenn said...

Yes, the guests will LOVE and the Momma loves them too!!

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