Easy Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

posted by Andrea | 11/29/2016
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Our family loves sweets… and since I enjoy baking, we usually have at least 2 different types of baked goods in our pantry at all times. Even still, my kids will often choose an Oreo cookie for dessert over any other homemade option… unless it’s a dessert with Oreos in it!

Today’s recipe for easy Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes is so quick and simple that I can actually have the cupcakes ready for the oven before it finishes preheating.

They are a great make-ahead dessert option and they travel really well too (a bonus for upcoming holiday parties)! Plus, you can really “dress them up” with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, or other favorite toppings.

They are pretty much the perfect dessert for any meal, any time of day, all year long (at least in my cheesecake-loving opinion).

Recipe for Easy Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

Makes about 24 cupcakes

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 24 chocolate sandwich cookies (a.k.a. Oreos)
  • 3 blocks of cream cheese (8 0z. each) at room temperature
  • 1/3 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. mini chocolate chips or crushed Oreos

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350ºF

Line two 12-cup muffins tins with papers and place one cookie in each muffin cup.

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer

Stir in chocolate chips and spoon batter into muffin cups (I fill them full)

Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until middles are almost set.

Cool completely and refrigerate for a few hours before serving (the middles will sink down considerably as they cool).

Serve with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and/or more crushed Oreos or chocolate chips.

This was a fun recipe for the kids to help me with (especially since they each got to eat an Oreo).

Nora also had fun pretending to “serve” us cheesecake in the waitress costume she got for her birthday 🙂

These cheesecake cupcakes are the PERFECT size for a little something sweet after a big holiday meal — and since I usually make them a couple days in advance, it’s one less thing I need to worry about the last minute before guests arrive.

I’ve never tried freezing them, but they easily last a week or two in the fridge — if you don’t eat them all first!

Are you a cheesecake fan? If so, what’s your favorite variety?

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9 comments

  1. Susan

    11/30/2016

    I love Nora’s outfit–so cute! Sometimes my 2 youngest girls would play “restaurant” or “café”. With a large family we almost never ate at a restaurant, so it was always a big deal when we did. They would make a menu of about 3 simple items for their 2 younger brothers to pick. Then they would then make and serve. An outfit like this would have made it that much more official. Sweet memories!

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    Andrea Reply:

    I know — I got it for $4 from a garage sale! It was such a great find and is so easy to get on and off (with velcro)!

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  2. debra

    11/29/2016

    Nora is adorable serving her cupcakes! Adding the recipe to my list of goodies to make for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

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    Andrea Reply:

    thanks 🙂 Hope you and your lucky Christmas party guests enjoy these!

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  3. Shan

    11/29/2016

    Sounds yummy!! Will definitely make these soon. Thanks, Andrea!

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  4. Debbie

    11/29/2016

    I can’t wait to try this! My family always made them with chocolate chip cookie in the bottom.
    We put a slice of cookie dough in the bottom and after baking put cherry pie filling on top!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, I’ve tried cookies, cookie dough, and vanilla wafers before. The Oreos are a nice change for our family!

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  5. Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving

    11/29/2016

    My cheesecake recipe is similar and it freezes great! I actually like to use the mini oreos and make mini cheesecakes in my mini muffin tin. I’ll make them ahead of time and freeze until I need them. My versions on my blog! 🙂 I love chocolate chip cheesecake!

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    Andrea Reply:

    I thought about doing this but wondered if they would actually be TOO small. Are they basically bite-size or do you still need to eat them with a fork?

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