Tomorrow is my birthday, the first Day of Spring! Usually the weather is crummy, cold rainy, or even snow. Not his year! Here in Chicago Land, we are having very unusually warm weather, It's been in the 70's to 80 for a whole week! Florida weather! Unbelievable! Because we are Chicagoans, we a little leary, that we still might have cold weather coming, but for now, we'll take it, and we're loving it. The trees are budding and the flowers are blooming, Yea! People are wearing flip top, shorts, and tank tops. Usually, This time of year, we are bundled up, wearing sweaters and winter coats.
When I saw these Birthday Cake Oreos, I knew that I wanted to make something with them, How perfect! My birthday was in two weeks, so did I want a birthday cake or cheesecake? (I had just had Strawberry Cupcakes, post to come later.) I finally came up with a Birthday Cake Oreo Cheesecake Tartlet. You know that I love my little tartlet pans, just the right portion, maybe? I can still have my birthday cake and cheesecake, too, all in one yummy dessert. Isn't that what birthdays are all about, enjoying your special day! Sure, I don't want to add, another year, but it's fun to celebrate.
Birthdays were always a big thing in my family and for my kids. I can remember that my Mom told me for my 10th birthday, I could have a birthday party or go to see the Garfield Goose Show in downtown Chicago I thought about for awhile, but opted for the party! I know that this really dates me here talking about .Garfield Goose, he he. Check out this fuzzy clip! A blast from the past!
My Birthday Cake Oreo Cheesecake Tartlet has a Birthday Cake Oreo crust, but you can barely see the sprinkles in crust, because the cookies were crushed. I pre-baked the crust and poured a light version of cheesecake in the crust, topped with chopped Birthday Cake Oreos, and baked to perfection. Oh, Yum! I got two tarlets, and six mini Cheesecakes, made in the mini muffin tin from this recipe. This cheesecake can also be frozen. If you double this recipe, you can make this recipe in cupcake tins with liners, and one whole birthday Cake Oreo for the crust.
You only see five on the plate! Oops, someone ate one!
Birthday Cake Oreo Cheesecake Tartlet
Inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Crust6 Birthday Cake Oreos, crushed
2 Tbsp, butter melted
Filling3 Birthday Cake Oreos, chopped
1 8 oz pkg light cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg, room temp
1/4 cup light sour cream
Mix crushed cookie crumbs and butter until well mixed. Press crumbs into 2 tartlet pans, and bake in 375 degree oven, until firm, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on rack.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees for filling.
While crust is cooling, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with mixer, until smooth.
Mix in eggs, one at a time, just till blended. Mix in sour cream. Pour filling in baked, cooled, Birthday Cake Oreo crusts. Sprinkle with chopped Oreos.
For the Mini Tartlets, line the min muffin tin with baking cups, and press the cookie crumbs in the bottom of the muffin tin, and press down with spoon. Spoon filling, over prepared cups, and top with cookie crumbs.
Bake in 325 degree oven for about 20 minutes for tartlets, and 12-15 min for tartlets, until puffy, not browned. Cool on rack, and refrigerate until serving time. May also be frozen, and defrosted before serving time.
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