speaking of slices, i like cake. and chocolate. and cookies. and ice cream. and anything that even resembles dessert.
here's a beautiful photo. of dessert.
ahh, yeh. i'm speechless too. lucky i have a keyboard.
when i saw this photo somewhere in the depth of the www, i followed the trail. i followed and followed until i discovered the recipe for these little gems comes to you courtesy of martha stewart.
being australian, all i really know about martha is oprah loves (maybe loved?) her and she used to be in jail. but anyone who combines oreos with cheesecake is okay by me.
so anyway, i made these - all under the guise of contributing to easter celebrations. here's how.
ingredients - makes 30
42 oreos - 30 left whole, 12 coarsely chopped
2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
pinch of salt
1. preheat oven to 135 degrees celcius (275 degrees fahrenheit). line standard muffin tins with paper liners. place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
2. with an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. gradually add sugar and beat until combined. beat in vanilla.
3. drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. beat in sour cream and salt. stir in chopped cookies by hand.
4. divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, for about 22 minutes. transfer to wire racks to cool completely. refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). remove from tins just before serving.
okay so firstly, freaking yum!!! but that was a given. this recipe did make more like 40 than 30 so next time i will definitely halve it. i also left them in the oven for more like 30 minutes. not sure if that made a diff.
ultimately, this was super easy and not too many fussy ingredients which i like. it has meant additional visits to the gyms but, totally worth it!