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MINI OREO CHEESECAKE
16 ounces cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package regular size Oreo cookies
1 package mini Oreo cookies (chop about 1 cup to use in batter, the rest are garnish on top)
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Place one full size Oreo cookie in the bottom of every mini cheesecake cup. This will serve as the "crust" of the cookie.
Beat the cream cheese for several minutes until it is smooth and creamy.
Add the sugar and salt. Add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Fold in the sour cream and chopped Oreo cookies and mix until combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cups and bake for 22-25 minutes (the tops should spring back slightly when touched).
WHIPPING CREAM TOPPING
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 tsp. unflavored gelatin
2 tsp. corn starch
2 tbsp. instant vanilla pudding mix
Combine all ingredients and beat for several minutes until the cream thickens and soft peaks form. Pipe onto tops of cheesecakes and garnish with a mini Oreo.
*** Makes 2 dozen mini cheesecakes using a mini cheesecake pan. If you do not have a mini cheesecake pan, substitute by using a muffin pan or mini muffin pan.