Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes AKA (by me) Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

These are the first recipe I have tried from my new favourite cupcake book; 'Martha Stewart's Cupcakes'.

RECIPE - This recipe apparently makes 30, but I made half the recipe and only got 12.

42 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole and 12 coarsely chopped
2 pounds of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used 2 teaspoons for half the recipe, I love vanilla!)
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
Pinch salt

1 - Preheat oven to 275ºF (140ºC). Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
2 - 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.
3 - Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.

4 - Divide batter evenly among cookie-filled cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. I needed another 4 minutes baking time. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate (in tins) at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.

These were lovely and different but on a scale from 1-10 of my favourite things I have baked, I'd give them a 6. However, they are incredibly easy to make. My mixer was broken but a wooden spoon did the job just fine!

 I decorated them with little silver chocolate hearts but next time, I might decorate with a mini oreo per cupcake or sprinkle crushed oreos instead. The only slight complication with that is I'd have to decorate just before I served them or the cookies would get soft.


Mari said...

Vickii! You are going to make me pack up the pounds just by reading your blog - wicked! These look so yummy.

Yetsa said...

Sighhh! A girl after my own heart.

Vickii said...

Ha ha Dili, I'll pack on the pounds by eating the things I bake ... me thinks I'm better off :D

@Yetsa - how can everybody not love cake??? At least you're getting married soon so you'll get to do lots of cake tastings. For me, please make sure you taste all the cake you possibly can :D

Tiffany said...

a whole oreo cookie on the bottom? I was in love from the start! that looks so good. I'm such a sucker for oreo cookie desserts.

MsAfropolitan said...

Are these for real?? Mmm.
Sounds and looks delicious!
What would have scored them a higher score?

Vickii said...

@MsAfropolitan: These were tasty but they weren't as flavourful as other things I have baked or eaten which is why they didn't score higher.

Chic Therapy said...

looks yummy!!!unfortunately i'm on a diet(sorta) :0(

Vickii said...

Lol @ Chic Therapy, you've just given me the idea to try out some low-fat/healthier treats ;p

Lara said...

I thought they were really yum! Always happy to be a taste guinea pig ;-)

1511th said...

OOMG!! I didnt know about this blog - just found it and I love it... I need some please

Vickii said...

Lol, don't worry, I always have you in mind Lara!
@ 1511th: When are we having our baking day at your new place? Or if you invited me for food, I promise I'd bake and bring something :P