Saturday, January 30, 2010

Oreo Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes....Ooooo Baby!

I knew the weather was going to be bad. The meteorologists had been predicting it for days. First sleet, then ice pellets (which I think are still technically considered sleet), then snow. So I went shopping Wednesday morning and picked up the Oreos to make these little babies.

I found these delights at Dishin' and Dishes. Katie adapted the recipe from the book, Martha Stewart's Cupcakes.

The base of the individual cheesecake is a whole Oreo cookie and the cheesecake mixture is punctuated with Oreo cookie pieces. The only change I made to this recipe was drizzling a little chocolate glaze on the top of each cupcake, the method for which I will add at the end.

Oreo Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes
by Terri Powers for Terri's Table
Adapted from Katie Johnstonbaugh of Dishin- & Dishes from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes

Makes 30 cupcakes.

For the Cupcakes:
  • 42 Oreo cookies. Leave 30 cookies whole and coarsely chop 12 cookies. One bag of Oreos is enough.
  • 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese (I used "1/3 less fat")
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used "lite" sour cream)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Chocolate Glaze:
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 275°.

Line 30 muffin tins with paper liners. Place one Oreo cookie in the bottom of each cup.

Beat the cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat one minute. Beat in vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in sour cream and salt. Turn mixer to low and mix in chopped cookies just until incorporated.

Spoon the cheese mixture on top of the whole cookie and fill each muffin cup almost to the top.

Bake about 22 minutes (mine took about 7 minutes longer). The filling should be set.

Remove from oven and refrigerate the cupcakes still in the tins for 4 hours.

To Make The Glaze: Put the chocolate and butter in a small glass bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time for about 2 minutes, until the butter and chocolate are melted enough to be combined. Drizzle the glaze on top of the cold cupcakes and return to the refrigerator to completely set.

To serve, remove the paper lining.




Karen said...

Oh, wow! These just look wonderful. Well, how could they *not* look wonderful with Oreo's and cheesecake together! What a fun little dessert!

Debbie said...

These look way too good! I just know that I would manage to eat far too many. I wanted to thank you for linking up with Arkansas Bloggers. We are still working on the blog page itself, but Kathy has designed our new logo if you want to come fetch it. It may not be the final one. She has had some computer virus issues which have slowed her down. I hope you will help spread the word to other Arkansas Bloggers that you may know. I would like to add the name of your town to the list if you don't mind. You can get back to me via email or by just commenting on my blog. I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday sometime. Thanks again.

Debbie said...

I need a good email address from the Arkansas Bloggers participants so that I can notify everyone easily. Also, please link up to follow so that you will receive pertinent messages. I promise not to bug you!

Message from Kathy about the Ark Bloggers logo and blog page. Please check it out and let us know what you think. You might want to pick up the new code for the logo. It looks much better than the other one.

Here’s the html code for the logo. I resized it to 220 pixels, and then uploaded it to PhotoBucket. That size seems to work. Letting PhotoBucket resize it seems to make the image less crisp, so this should work.

blogger won't let me paste the html code. you can pick that up from my blog.

You might want to go look at the test blog to see what you think of the background I’ve been working on. If you like it, I’ll give you instructions for putting the header and the background on the blog.

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