August 22, 2011

ore-oh no, she didn't!

I'd like to thank the maker of muffin cups, who brilliantly made the base the exact size of many types of cookies--Oreos, 'Nilla Wafers, and the like. They're the perfect ready-made crust for many treats.


So by now, you probably don't believe me when I tell you I don't like cheesecake. That statement (be it true or not) is irrelevant in this case, as these cakes really taste nothing like cheesecake at all. What they taste like to me is an Oreo cookie that's been dipped in milk until it's reached the point of perfect sogginess softness. In my opinion, that's all kinds of yummy.


This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes, which has yet to steer me in the wrong direction. If you want a cool, creamy bite that's quick and easy to make and tastes everything like Oreos and very little like cheesecake, give this one a go.

Oreo Cheesecake Cups
from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
 

42 cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.
Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.

60 comments:

bellini said...

Oreos and creamed cheese in one or tow butes..fantastic.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

shaz said...

What a brilliant idea! I am so trying this one out too, after those cookies I bookmarked last week :) Not sure who is going to eat all of these treats though...

Faith said...

These are brilliant, Grace! Dipping oreos in milk to the point of softness/sogginess is perfect in my book!

Lucie said...

Oh, Grace. When I saw the first picture I think my heart melted just a little. I just wanted to jump into the screen but I don't think it would have the desired effect...

Hungry Dog said...

I don't like cheesecake either. Are we the only ones who feel this way?

these look great, by the way.

Cara said...

I'm sure that if you really didn't like cheesecake, these would turn you right around :)

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O....I would so eat at least 2 or 3 of these right this very moment.

oneordinaryday said...

I'd have to go for the double stuffed oreos. This sounds and looks like a delicious treat.

Half Baked said...

Soggy is just how I like my Oreos!

jose manuel said...

Fabuloso

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Julie M. said...

Ore-oh yes she did! These look awesome Grace. there's nothing quite like an oreo dipped in milk. Delicious!

Marjie said...

I never thought of using cookies for crust! How dumb am I?

ButterYum said...

haha - I like your line about the cookies fitting perfectly inside cupcake liners. :)

5 Star Foodie said...

A fabulous sweet treat!

The Blonde Duck said...

Could I do this with the vanilla oreos? AnD Nutter Butters...oh drool.

Juliana said...

Wow, what a great idea mixing oreo cookies and cream cheese...they look so good!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead Grace :-)

bonnie at sweet life said...

This is one of my fav ways to make mini cheesecakes, nilla wafer on botom and your good!

love it!

peachkins said...

Oh my gosh, you had me craving with the way you described it...

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious! These look amazing. Send some my way...please :)

syrupandbiscuits said...

I had an unfortunate encounter with a bag of Oreos when I was five years old that led to an Oreo aversion which lasted for many years. My cousin and I ate an ENTIRE bag of Oreos in one sitting. She would eat the filling and give me the wafer. Thank my lucky stars that I got over the aversion. The bad part is that I somehow felt like I had a lot of Oreo eating to do to get caught up. These cupcakes just look too good to be true. I'm scared to make them. Hold me, please?

Sarah said...

These look AH-MAZING! And so true about the muffin tins!

Carolyn Jung said...

These look deadly good, especially since nobody can eat just one Oreo. ;)

Lisa-Marie said...

Yum. I love cheesecake and Oreos. I AM IN!

Catherine said...

I thought there was nothing in this world more heavenly than my oreo truffles. I think we have just found a contender. Yum! I've never thought of making little cheesecake crusts out of biscuits like that; love it!

Joanne said...

Well, I'll forgive you for not liking cheesecake...but only because you reminded me that I really want to make these!

lisa is cooking said...

Martha's Cookies book has never steered me wrong, so I should probably get the Cupcakes book too. Love the idea of cookies 'n cream in a cheesecake cupcake!

loveandalittlexanax said...

ohhhh! these look like perfection! I cannot wait to try them! Once I make them I'll link it to my blog...www.loveandalittlexanax.com
Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow so this is like it has been perfectly dipped already! I'm sold! :D

Gloria said...

oooh!! OMG Grace this look absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! Georgeous!! I want one right now! xxLOL gloria

Maria said...

These look and sounds incredibly scrumptious!

Rosita Vargas said...

Woooo ... dear Grace looks absolutely amazing and tempting kisses.

Pam said...

I am not a huge cheesecake lover but I can tell I would dig these babies.

stampedconcrete said...

nice cup cake .. like cookies n' cream .. looks so yummy ..

cookingvarieties said...

hi grace, first time here, your oreo cheese cup cake looks delicious and pretty- i am not good at cooking thisglad i blog walk to your site.. hi, i am Wan, from malaysia, do visit my blog , would love to read a comment from you too. have a nice day

Angie's Recipes said...

A brilliant idea to use oreo cookie as the base of those mini cheesecake~!

Deborah said...

I have been dying to make these little cheesecakes, and you have just made me want them even more!

Neil Butterfield said...

These look absolutely delicious and I keep telling myself that I do not like cheesecake, in truth I actually do.

~~louise~~ said...

Those cupcakes just make my love of deep fried Oreo's move to second place. The soggier the better, I always say.

Thanks for sharing, Grace...

Lori said...

Honestly I use to hate cheesecakes- yeah, that all changed.

Mimi said...

Oreos make everything better.
Mimi

Von said...

I love oreos- and I am pretty much certain I would love these cheesecake cupcakes!! They look so so good! ;) I didn't know oreos fitted perfectly in muffin cups- haha, I'm tempted to grab some cookies and some muffin cups just to see!

WizzyTheStick said...

One of those inspired yet simple ideas that make you go 'now why didn't I think of that?' Looks dreamy

Kerstin said...

I agree, everything I've made from that cookbook has been great! Yay for Oreo overload :)

Sue/the view from great island said...

The top photo is absolutely stunning. I just want to sit and look at it. I have to get this cookbook, right after I make these cupcakes.

Sue/the view from great island said...

The top photo is absolutely stunning. I just want to sit and look at it. I have to get this cookbook, right after I make these cupcakes.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I've been looking at these in my MS cupcakes book, so hard to resist 8)

Albany Jane said...

Dude, I don't know what it is about oreos, but they are delicious in just about EVERY way, shape and form. Yours most certainly included.

Helene said...

Could not resist this fantastic treat!

Laura said...

Oh. My. God. Yum. And I love the pictures!

We are so behind in tv from being gone for so long. Watching Torchwood, True Blood and Falling Skies right now, but are behind. Did you watch any of those this summer?

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love that book, but haven't tried these yet. I feel my willpower to resist them crumbling....

girls who like to gorge said...

YUM! This sounds so awesome! xxx

Ira said...

Wow! This looks great!

Foodhoe said...

Can I just say that cheesecake cupcake Oreo thing has me drooling!

Your Southern Peach said...

I've made these before and they are so good and so dangerous!!! The "bite size" makes it too easy to grab and go :)

Abby said...

I've had these on my radar forever! I think they're so cute. And who doesn't like Oreos?

Amanda said...

These sound amazing!! I cant wait to try them... thanks for sharing yet another awesome recipe!

Sophie said...

Look at all the yumminess I've been missing! :) I am a huge fan of cookies and cream ice cream. But I'm like you, I don't usually pig out on cheesecake...but this reminds me more of cookies and cream, a winner! :)

Lisa said...

I loved that discovery about muffin liners too. I really like the way you can peel off the liner and, placed upside down, the cookie is often intact to the point of making a pretty top layer for the cheesecake/ cupcake. (it's the little things that delight me.)

I'm sure these are scrumptious!