Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Cheesecake

It's that time again!  This month's Crazy Cooking Challenge theme is...CHEESECAKE!  The rules have changed for this month's challenge, so recipes we select no longer have to come from a blog.  Recipes can come from anywhere, so the possibilities are nearly endless.  I selected Cookies and Cream Mini Cheesecakes from the May 2007 issue of First for Women magazine.  They were delicious!  Like many cheesecakes, these freeze really well.  We stashed most of the batch in the freezer and popped them out to defrost while we had supper.  You won't be disappointed with this recipe.  Be sure to visit the other challenge participants for more yummy cheesecake recipes!


Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
Yield: 12 servings
Source: May 07, 2007 issue of First for Women magazine

10 chocolate sandwich cookies, ground
2 Tbl. sugar
2 Tbl. melted butter

16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
8 chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat oven to 325°F.  In bowl, combine ground chocolate sandwich cookies with sugar and melted butter.  Divide mixture evenly among 12 paper-lined muffin cups; press to form crusts.

In bowl of electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes.  Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each.  Stir in 8 chocolate sandwich cookies, chopped, and vanilla extract.  Divide cream cheese mixture evenly among prepared muffin cups.

Bake 20 minutes, or until center is almost set.  Cool completely and chill before serving.


  1. I made a version of Mini Oreo Cheesecakes, too (#14)! Weren't they SO good? I like that yours uses a crushed Oreo crust, I'll have to try that next time. -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

  2. So cute! I love mini anything. My kids would love this. I'd love for you to stop by - I'm #9 in the challenge. :)

  3. This looks so amazing! I love Oreos and this recipe looks pretty easy to quick whip up! :)

    Great CCC pick! I'm #16. :)

  4. Yum! Oreos and Cheesecake, is there anything better?

  5. Such an interesting take on cheesecake :D Made me hungry :P

  6. Love that you made mini cheesecakes! Oreo cheesecake...yum! CCC #13

  7. I always love individual sized desserts...and these mini Oreo cheesecakes look darn tasty!

  8. I went mini-sized too! That way it took away some of the guilt! ;) These look amazing! #55

  9. Yummy! Love the mini cheesecakes!

  10. Love Oreos, cheesecake and your minis, wonderful recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  11. YUM! I love cheesecake and this sounds delicious!

  12. OREOS YUM!

    Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

  13. Oh my gosh! I love Oreo Cheesecake! I actually thought about making some myself! I'm pinning this for later. :) (I'm #37)
    New follower!

  14. I would be very thankful if you continue with quality what you are serving right now with your blog...I really enjoyed it...and i really appreciate to you for this....its always pleasure to read so....Thanks for sharing!!