Friday, October 29, 2010

Just Having Fun: Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Have you walked into your kitchen and thought, "I really feel like making something fun today."

What could be more fun and tasty then mini Oreo cheesecakes?

Everyone loves cheesecake, and Oreo's on top of that....YUMMMMM-O

I used the Halloween Oreo's in the bottom of my cupcake liners.

To match the orange in the cookie I wanted my cheesecake to be orange (a simple request).

As I am digging through my bakery cupboard looking for orange food coloring, and not having any success, I suddenly remember the last baking party my daughter had.

A memory that I really wish would not come flooding back.

Just to paint you a picture: Colored frosting everywhere. I even found it on my front door and utility door handles. I am kind of picturing a frosting fight, but quickly remove it from my thoughts. My daughter and her friends would never do something like that (I keep repeating).

I just keep asking myself, "How in the world can 5 girls manage to get frosting on door handles?"

Believe me I don't want to know.....but orders were given to CLEAN UP.

Yup, good old MOM spoiled the fun....

I have quickly learned that when my daughter is home alone with friends, it is best give her a heads-up on my arrival time.

She knows I truly dislike messes.

This little guy was still a little warm when I tested it.

What can I say? I just couldn't wait for them to chill in the frig overnight.

But they are a lot better when they are chilled.

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

21 Halloween Oreo cookies, 15 left whole, 6 crushed
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. sour cream
2 large eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
ORANGE food coloring

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Place 6 whole Oreo cookies in a food processor or mini chopper and grind them up. You can also crush them with a plastic bag and rolling pin.
Put 1 Halloween Oreo in each cupcake liner.
In a large bowl with paddle attachment (a hand mixer works fine) on medium speed, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add in the 1/2 c. sugar and mix until combined.
Mix in vanilla extract.
Slowly add in the 2 lightly beaten eggs and continue mixing. Add the sour cream and mix to combine.
Add in a small amount of orange food coloring and stir with a wooden spoon.
Stir in the Oreo crumbs and stir to combine.
Fill each cupcake liner (with the cookie in the bottom) with the cheesecake batter, almost to the top.
Bake at 275 degrees F. for 22 minutes. Halfway through baking time, rotate the pan.
Allow the cheesecakes to cool on a cooling rack. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy


  1. I don't know Angie, that's a pretty shade of green!! I'd call 'em Little Green Meanies for Halloween!! I love that when you split them open it looks like they've got the orange color!! Perhaps their they're ALIVE!! Oh, I'm getting into the holiday..LOL

  2. The only food coloring color I had was yellow. Maybe I added too much....LOL!! They do look green...They were tasty little things though. Who doesn't like Oreo??


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