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Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

on 11/14/2011

Today is the birthday of two very special guys.  I can tell you some stories about one of them because he just happens to be my “baby” brother, Russ…but i’ll be nice because it’s his birthday.  Come back tomorrow and i’ll tell you those stories. ;0)

In honor of these awesome fellas, today’s special feature is Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes.  Made these last week for a get-together for Stef’s work crew.  Of course, i tweaked it a little because a most joyous thing has occurred: Trader Joe brought out the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s early!  WHEE-HA! It’s a good thing that these Joe-Joe’s and Chick-fil-A’s Peppermint Milkshake only come out at limited times or i’d weigh considerably more!  Anywho, i used the Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s in place of the Oreo’s and added some crushed peppermint candy on top.  Yeah, baby!  We’ll be making these bad boys again.

So here’s a cyber cupcake for you, little bro.  Hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!  I may not say it often, but i’m thankful that God ended my reign of terror as an only child.  You are an awesome brother and an even better man.  Love you!

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

22 Oreo’s (16 whole, 6 crushed)

2–8 oz pkgs cream cheese, at room temp

1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs (at room temp), slightly beaten

1/2 cup sour cream

pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Line 16 muffin tin cups with cupcake liners.  Place an Oreo on the bottom of each cup.

Beat cream cheese until smooth.  Gradually add sugar and vanilla.

Add eggs, a little at the time.  Scrape down sides of bowl while mixing.

Add sour cream and salt.

Turn off mixer and add cookie pieces, stirring by hand.

Pour batter into muffin cups, almost to the top.

Bake until filling is set, around 22–25 minutes.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes on a wire rack.  Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

The Grill Master

Birthday Boy Russ

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