Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

My favorite dessert is cheesecake. Hands down. I always have 4 bars of cream cheese in my fridge, just waiting to be made into something delicious. And when we have girls' nights at the Cheesecake Factory because it's the only place nearby that stays open past 11, it never even crosses my mind to NOT order a piece.

When I came across this recipe at La Mia Vita Dolce (her pictures are amazing), I knew I had to make it. The crust is absolutely genius - you use a whole Oreo and plop it down into the cupcake liner. How easy is that?!

I made these to serve at a baby shower, and everyone loved them. Mind you, they looked much prettier at the shower. I took these pictures before I left, but dressed them up with whipped cream and a quarter of an oreo once I got to the shower. So just imagine them prettier, for me.

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes
from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes via La Mia Vita Dolce
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Makes 30

42 Oreo, cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, 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

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.


  1. This looks yummy! Would you come by my Cast Party Wednesday Link Party tomorrow and share some of your recipes with us?
    I hope to see you there!

  2. Oh my goodness two of my favorite things oreos & cheesecake. Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.


  3. I am sure they were beautiful. And my mouth is watering right now!

  4. I am an Oreo lover too! Can't wait to try these. I just posted about a recipe I got from my mother-in-law for Icebox Oreo Cookie Dessert. Cool and yummy for summer.

  5. How funny, I made those for Andrew for Father's Day, I'm pretty sure I saw it on your pinterest page...They were pretty easy to make and tasted really good, we even ran out of oreo's and made some without the oreo crust and it still tasted good!

  6. Yummm My tummy is telling me to try this. It looks so good. We, Heather and Rose, are now fallowing you. We would love it if you would come and check out our sight
    Rose and Heather

  7. They are cute even without being all dolled up. I love oreos and cheesecake, so I bet these are heavenly. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe!

  8. love oreos and love cheesecake. mmm. thanks for sharing!

  9. Those look sooo delicious! I nominated you for an award! Check it out at:

  10. Oh, good golly. An Oreo? I've made them with chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies...why did it never occur to me to use Oreo's? It's genius!

  11. omg you are killing me with these awesome recipes...
    You are featured this week at
    Thank you so much for joining us every Wednesdays.

  12. This looks so good! I've got to try it now for sure. :)

  13. What a great idea to put them into baking cups! I would love it if you would link this up to my Cupcake-a-Palooza link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/cupcake-palooza-2011.html
    See you soon!

  14. I love the idea of the Oreo crust! Plus, it's just such a gorgeous contrast of black and white. I love them. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


  15. GASP! I need to make these RIGHT NOW. Hm. Should I get the kids out of bed so I can go to the store for the stuff? Or should I call my mom to come and stay with them? Drat. I'll have to wait.
    Could you link these at my link party? Would love to see you there!

    "Life's a Picnic!" party!

  16. I'm drooling!! These look yummy. -Lindsey

  17. omg. these look absolutely delicious!


  18. Mmmm.... looks SO yummy!!! Hope you will show this off @ our weekend linky party going on! Happy Sunday!

    :)Kristi & Kelli

  19. I am featuring your recipe on my blog today for Mouth-Watering Mondays! Come check it out and feel free to grab a featured button if you would like!

  20. Wow! These look amazing! Can't wait to give them a try!

  21. So yummy. I need to try this. Thank you for the recipe.
    New follower from Sweets for Saturday.

  22. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

  23. Hi! These look sooooo good! I will be featuring them on my blog on Thursday! People need to know about these. :)

  24. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. These look amazing! I will definitely be making these. I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    I hope you have a great week!

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  26. Oh my goodness two of my favorite things oreos & cheesecake. Sounds so yummy! Great for sharing. Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party and enjoyed lot.
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