Let’s be honest; there’s no way I could eat all these delicious recipes myself. Ok, more honestly- I probably could. But, I don’t. Some of these treats go to very deserving friends, family members, complete strangers…
But this delicious idea is for a few of my friends that have done numerous favors for me. We train together, hang out together, travel together, and do other crazy college things together. So as a repayment plan/thank you for all their help, I like to bake for them.
When I told one of the friends I was going to be baking again, I asked if any particular dessert was preferred. The response was, “cheesecake.”
Hm. I can find something to do with that. So to make sure I fit the perameters of the blog (and my own selfish whims) I double-checked: “How about oreos in the cheesecake?”
The response: “Go for it! I like to be adventoury”
Thank you, T9/auto correct, you lovely cell phone application, that thrives on messing up words and making fools of us all. But no bother, I understood (I hope).
14 whole oreo/generic chocolate cookie with cream cookies
8 crushed cookies
16 oz cream cheese (I used one regular block, one neufchatel block)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Place muffin tins in the cupcake container. Place a whole cookie in the bottom of each muffin tin.
Whip cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and whip again until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs, beat until smooth. Add sour cream and salt (enough to bring out the sweet taste) and beat until mixed through. Add crushed cookies and stir to combine.
Pour the cheesecake over the whole cookies, filling the cups to about 3/4 full. These won’t rise, so if you want full cups, fill ’em up. Bake for 30 min or until filling doesn’t jiggle and is set. **The original recipe said 22 minutes, but mine took 30+ minutes. To be safe, check at 20, 25, 30 minutes until done.
Remove cupcakes from the cupcake baking container (I’m sure there’s a more specific word for this) and allow them to cool on a wire rack, or just stick them in the fridge. Allow these to cool completely before serving. Lukewarm cheesecake is not appetizing.