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Super Mini Oreo Cheesecake

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We all have seen those gigantic pieces of cheesecake in local bakeries or restaurants. They look  absolutely delicious. But then you think of the however many miles you will have to run to burn the calories from eating half of the slice. Never fear, the Super Mini Oreo Cheesecake is here! These cute little cheesecakes are perfect for snack or finger food at parties. And they don't have nearly as much calories in them as the regular kinds. These cheesecakes are sure to please whoever has a craving for cheesecake.

There are many variations to make this cheesecake. I also used Butterfingers and some extra Halloween candy to make these (they tasted just as great).

Step 2: Adding the Ingredients Together

Picture of Adding the Ingredients Together
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Now the first time I tried making these I just added all the ingredients together and tried to mix them. That didn't turn out so well so I tried a new way.

First I put the cream cheese into a mixing bowl and creamed it in the mixer. It should have a consistency of frosting. Set this aside.

Now in a separate bowl, use a fork and mix the egg evenly so the egg white and egg yolks are evenly mixed. Add the lemon or lime juice to the egg mixture.

Add the sugar and vanilla to the egg mixture and mix again.

Step 3: Combine and Mix Some More

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the egg mixture into the cream cheese. Mix on high for about a minute and then mix on medium until the mixtures are thoroughly combined. Make sure there are no cream cheese chunks in the mixture.
 
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jordanmo1236 months ago

where do u add the candy and how long do u cook the cheesecakes

Vodika3 years ago
These sound great, it's a lot like my mom use to make, only she used ground-up ginger snapes and butter for the crust and I can't remember anyone that did not like them. It's good to see others open the door to a wide selection of tast and creativity, Thank you very much.
jen7714 (author)  Vodika3 years ago
You're welcome and thank you for the nice comment. Oh those sound delicious! I'll definitely give it a try someday. I'm glad people like what I come up with. Thanks again!
Vodika jen77142 years ago
Thank you and you have opened the door to so many different way's to make them and each and every one is better than the one before, but it's so dang hard to say what one is my favorite and every one I make them for say's it's the best they ever had, and I don't think they are just being nice
I guess you should use mini oreo cookies as well :)
jen7714 (author)  jurgemaister3 years ago
Haha. :)
maybe i should try this :9
jen7714 (author)  winonahahijary3 years ago
Definitely! And post some pictures too. :)
rhangatoby3 years ago
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jen7714 (author)  rhangatoby3 years ago
Yes I did use the lemon/lime juice. I forgot to add that step to step 2. Thank you for letting me know.

And the temperature for the oven is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It's noted in step 3.
rathmiron3 years ago
Doesn't the juice coming from a lime make it lime juice?
jen7714 (author)  rathmiron3 years ago
I meant instead of lemon juice, you can use lime juice. Does this clear things up?
lime instead of lemon... ok.
but, where do you use the citrus in the prep? mix it w/the eggs before adding to the cream cheese?

i literally went out to buy mini cupcake pans and "liners" to make this, this weekend?! (first attempt at baking... EVER?!)
jen7714 (author)  ortenberg3 years ago
Ahh sorry somehow I left that step now. Yes the lemon juice is mixed in with the eggs in step 2.

And great! I feel honored that your first baking recipe is going to be mine :) Let me know how it works out (and post some pictures too!).
jup, that's clear
doidford3 years ago
don't you need a water bath to moderate the cooking?
ktana doidford3 years ago
These look like they're so small, the bain-marie wouldn't be necessary. For larger cheesecakes, you have to have the temp stay even or the exterior overcooks and the center is still raw. These little tiny ones would cook through so fast it wouldn't be an issue.
jen7714 (author)  ktana3 years ago
I agree. These are very small and cook pretty fast. Like ktana said, I would probably use a water bath for a larger cheesecake to keep the temperature from rising too quickly. :)
sarah1up3 years ago
My mom has made these for years, always a big hit. Instead of crumbling the oreos, we just layer cookie halves and filling a couple of times. We also use a hint of almond extract. Adds a nice flavor.
jen7714 (author)  sarah1up3 years ago
I've heard this done before (see souschefgirl's comment below). I did think of that but I decided to crumble them up (that way I could add the Halloween candy in it too). Almond extract is a good idea! Maybe I'll try it next time. Thanks for the comment!
canida3 years ago
Excellent Halloween candy reuse recipe! I'd eat that. ;)
jen7714 (author)  canida3 years ago
Thank you! I have some more reuse recipes that I haven't gotten to post yet. These are definitely in my top 10.
I've made these before, but instead of chopping up the oreos, used them as the base. Going to have to try it this way.
jen7714 (author)  souschefgirl3 years ago
I was thinking about doing that but decided I liked crushing up the Oreos better. Put some pictures up if you ever do!
Ooohhhh! that looks so good! Is it like candy or would you eat large amounts without getting sick? :D
jen7714 (author)  crazyaboutbeads3 years ago
It was really good! It's not as sweet as candy but definitely a perfect dessert. I have to say, people probably have consumed at least 3 or 4 of these. :)
164053 years ago
It looks so good! Too bad I'm allergic to cheesecake.

=(
jen7714 (author)  164053 years ago
Aww! That must be terrible. Don't worry I 'have some more yummy recipes that's not cheesecake! :)
baba873 years ago
Om nom nom!!! I want some! I think I might make this for a party in the future, I will let you know how it went, sure it will be a hit. thanks!
jen7714 (author)  baba873 years ago
Thank you so much! And yes! These cheesecakes are perfect for parties. I can't wait to see how that goes. Keep in touch!
plugable3 years ago
Humm, tasty!
jen7714 (author)  plugable3 years ago
It was! :) Thank you for the comment!