|A happy Oreo Cheesecake.|
|Katie having an Oreo cheesecake tea party|
I am not going to have coffee for the rest of the day. I wonder if tea is safe?
12 Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
2 8 oz. (227 g each) Packages of Cream Cheese (I use one full fat and one 1/3 fat)
1/2 Cup (113 g) of Granulated Sugar
1 Tsp of Vanilla
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup (90 g) Semisweet, White, or Milk Chocolate Pieces* (See Note Below)
2 Tsp of Shortening
Preheat oven to 325F/165C. Carefully, split cookies, keeping filling on one side of the cookie. Line muffin pans with foil baking cups (I use the paper liners too).
Place cookie icing side up in baking cup. Set aside. Crush some of the cookie halves without icing and set aside.
Combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy.
Beat in eggs until mixed. Spoon cream cheese mixture into baking cups.
Sprinkle some of the cookie crumbs on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Bake uncovered in a 325 F/165C oven for 25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
There are two ways to melt the chocolate: on the stove in a double boiler or in the microwave. If you are using the stove then, place chips and shortening in the top of a double boiler over hot but not boiling water. Stir constantly until the chocolate chips are melted. Remove immediately. If you are using the microwave, place the chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for one minute at 50% power. Stir well. Continue to heat the chips for additional 30 second increments at 50% power until they are melted.
*I use 1/4 cup (45 g) of semisweet chips with one teaspoon of shortening in one bowl and 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips and one teaspoon of shortening in another bowl. That way I can make designs with the chocolate.
|Ready to go into the microwave.|
|The assembly line is ready|
I could not find my pastry bag so I substituted plastic bags and pastry tips. It worked almost as well.
It is a lot of fun to decorate the cheesecakes.
|Ok- maybe this one is mine as well- all that chocolate|
|Milk and semisweet chocolate|