This Mini Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes recipe will become your new BFF…
They’re fluffy and bursting with cookies and cream flavor in a nice bite size cupcake. Definitely one of our favorite Oreo Cheesecake recipes.
Nobody seems to know who invented cookies and cream cheesecake, but it definitely became a thing recently and it’s easy to see why!
This easy oreo cheesecake recipe is great for a casual treat at home, and it’s perfect for kids birthday parties. If you’re entertaining, make them ahead and serve them with some fresh berries to wow your guests. Bite-sized Oreo Cheesecake Cups are so easy for your guests.
We often get the question about baked vs. no bake oreo cheesecake recipes. Basically stick with no bake recipes for hot days when you don’t want to use the oven, or if you don’t like eggs. Baked versions are usually lighter and fluffier like this recipe, but require a bit more effort as well as eggs.
The next question is around cheesecake crust. New York Cheesecake has to have a graham cracker crust …. but when it comes to oreo cookie cheesecake, only an oreo crust will do! Because this recipe is for cupcakes, the crust simply becomes an Oreo in the bottom of each muffin cup.
After the Oreos, the next most important ingredient is cream cheese. One of our hacks is going straight to the deli counter to get a pound of fresh cream cheese. It’ll be softer than the packaged variety with no preservatives. Avoid spreadable cream cheese, as they don’t tend to hold up well during baking.
The other question we often get is plain versus light cream cheese. They both work well in this recipe, and light typically has about one third less fat than plain. So friends feel free to substitute if you’re looking to make a skinnier recipe!
To make this recipe, you’ll need a 12-cup regular muffin pan like this one with some regular size paper cups to fit inside. We recommend white color cups to show off the Oreo hiding in the bottom! The cookie should fit comfortably into the bottom without too much wiggle room.
This recipe uses just 6 ingredients: Oreos, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla and sour cream. All you need is a medium size mixing bowl with a hand mixer.
Beating the ingredients together at high speed is what gives the fluffy texture, so take the time until it’s nice and smooth! These oreo cheesecake cups will soon become your new favorite dessert.
Watch our quick tutorial below to see how to make them:
Be sure to check out our Oreo Upside Cheesecake recipe too: