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Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

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These Mini Oreo Cheesecakes are an easy, yummy way to create personal desserts!  Oreo lovers will go nuts for this mini cheesecake recipe!

Oreos are a staple in our pantry. Double Stuf to be specific. Using a regular Oreo for the crust makes these Individual Cheesecakes a breeze to make!

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Why You Should Make Mini Cheesecakes

  • I needed a little amuse-bouche for my friends who were coming over to learn the basics of baking cheesecakes.
  • This mini cheesecake recipe came together quickly, especially when you use an Oreo instead of a cookie crumb crust. 
  • There is built in portion control and less calories than eating a slice of a normal cheesecake!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Make Cheesecakes in a Cupcake Pan?

It’s easy! Just put paper liners in your pan, tap in a crust, then fill with cheesecake batter. Bake as directed or until the centers look set.

How Do You Know When Individual Cheesecakes Are Done?

The centers should look set, but it’s OK if they still jiggle. Carryover heat will finish them off. They are not done if the middles look wet or raw.

How Should Mini Cheesecakes Be Stored?

Once they’ve cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. After that, freeze up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature before serving for the best texture.

Why Did the Middles Sink?

Even mixing and baking properly, mini cheesecakes can sink in the middle. But that divot makes the perfect spot to fill with fudge or caramel sauce, mini cookies, or berries. I love a nice garnish!

How to Package Individual Cheesecakes?

Place the mini cheesecakes in a second paper wrapper, then place it into a cellophane bag. Tie each with a pretty ribbon. Make sure to keep them refrigerated until gifting.

Two Oreo Cheesecakes on small white plates

Tips for Making Mini Cheesecakes

  • PRO-Tip: Have your eggs and cream cheese at room temperature for the smoothest filling. You can hurry this process along if you don’t get them out early, by placing the eggs and the foil-wrapped cream cheese in a bowl of hot, not boiling water. I recommend taking these ingredients out of the refrigerator 1-2 hours before you start mixing.
  • If you use a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment as this will keep the batter nice and dense.
  • Use muffin liners for easy cleanup. Feel free to serve these mini cheesecakes placed in a second liner for a fancier presentation or even some pretty ramekins.
  • These individual cheesecakes bake up with a slight dip in the centers. It’s the perfect spot to place 2-3 mini Oreos or some chopped full-sized Oreos for garnish.
  • PRO-Tip: As with all cheesecakes, these taste better after refrigerating overnight.
  • To serve, let them sit at room temperature for about an hour first. This will intensify their creaminess compared to serving them cold.

One Oreo cheesecake topped with 3 mini oreos on a square white plate

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This recipe was first shared in November 2011. Photos and text were updated in 2020.

One Oreo cheesecake topped with 3 mini oreos on a square white plate

The Recipe: Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

These mini cheesecakes topped with Oreos are a fun individual dessert made easy by using a whole Oreo as a crust!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 12 cheesecakes

Ingredients

For crust:

  • 12 Nabisco Famous Wafers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • OR
  • 12 whole Oreos

For cheesecakes:

  • 6 Oreo cookies, chopped
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature

For optional drizzle::

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

Instructions

  1. Line standard muffin tin with foil baking cups or grease well with Baker's Joy or other flour/oil non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. Mix cookie crumbs, melted butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar in small bowl. Put 1 tablespoon of crumbs in each muffin cup, pressing down with fingers, spoon or tamper to compress. Alternatively, you can use a whole Oreo for each crust.
  3. Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla till smooth. Mix in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Spoon into prepared cups. Sprinkle with chopped Oreos.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or till set. Cool.
  5. Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in microwave. Drizzle over cheesecakes. I use a quart ziplock bag with a corner clipped off for drizzling.

Notes

Recipe from my friend, Erica

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 cheesecake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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55 comments on “Mini Oreo Cheesecakes”

  1. I’ll take an Oreo cookie crust over graham crackers anytime. It would also be in my best interest to have your Kitchen Sink Chopped Salad along with these for a healthy balance. 🙂

  2. Omg these are so darn cute Liz!  Who doesn’t love Oreos? Fabulous dessert idea – I will be making this one soon! 
    Thanks so much!  🙂

  3. These little cute cheesecakes look absolutely irresistible topped with mini oreos !

  4. I really haven’t done any baking this summer, I think it’s time to get back into the kitchen! Your cheesecakes are cute and I bet they taste great:@)

  5. Loving these bite sized beauties! Perfectly sweet and creamy!

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