Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

Mini cookies and cream cheesecakes featuring a rich chocolate crust, a classic cheesecake layer with cookie pieces throughout and topped off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and a mini Oreo cookie. 

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

This week has been weird, in a totally – okay mostly – good way! Because let’s not forget the shattered glass and bird food everywhere. Monday we spent easily 3 plus hours outside in the pool. It was so much fun. We’ve never spent that much time out there as a family. At least not that I remember. Little kids get tired of it fast. And parents of little kids get sick of it fast because you’re always floating around with a baby or monitoring. Once they’re bigger, it’s easier and way more fun. The girls can touch the bottom and our oldest is now attempting to learn to swim on her own. I bought paddle boards or whatever you want to call them but the girls can’t seem to figure them out. Instead, they like holding onto a float and kicking around. Hey, whatever works! And then there’s lil man… he’s totally content just floating around.

We had so much fun that we did it all again yesterday, only for not quite as long because we went out later. But on top of having another fun swim day, totally soaking up summer and sun – my oldest got her first pair of sneakers with laces. I mean it’s kind of epic in kid world. I don’t remember my first pair, but she loves hers. But wait… here’s the kicker. I showed her for maybe 1-2 minutes how to tie them – tops! She’s already got it down! She’s over the moon excited and proud of herself and obviously we’re pretty proud of her too. I didn’t expect her to pick it up so quick! If only everything were that easy!

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Like these cheesecakes. Clearly I love making them. They’re fun and cute. Bite sized treats for any and all occasions. The day ends in y – totally a celebration. The sun came out – another reason to celebrate. Wait… it’s a birthday, holiday, weekend, etc etc – totally a reason to celebrate with bite sized cheesecakes! Okay, they’re really 2-3 bite but you get the idea. You don’t need a plate for them. But you’ll probably want one because you won’t want to  just eat one of these babies.

These adorable cheesecakes feature rich chocolatey crust, a traditional cheesecake filling with cookie bits throughout and finished off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and mini Oreo cheesecakes. Seriously. The. Best.

If you love Oreos or cheesecake – you’ll be in heaven with these. Go buy yourself a mini cheesecake pan HERE and whip these up!

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 12 cheesecakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes +

Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes

Bite sized cookies and cream cheesecakes topped off with homemade sweetened whipped cream and a mini Oreo cookie.

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 10 original Oreo cookies with cream (*not Double Stuf)
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

  • 12oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2C cookie pieces (10 cookie halves, cream filling removed)

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Mini Oreo cookies for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan. Set aside.

Blend 10 cookies until only fine crumbs remain. Add butter, mix well. Divide among prepared cheesecake cavities, using one small cookie scoop each. Press down to create a flat crust. Bake for 5 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Add in vanilla, cookie pieces and egg. Mix until just combined. Fill each cheesecake pan cavity 3/4 full or roughly 1 and 1/4 medium cookie scoop. Tap pan on counter to release air bubbles. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Transfer to fridge to chill at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

Mix whipped cream ingredients until stiff peaks form. Carefully remove cheesecakes from pan, removing pan bottoms. Top off with whipped cream and a mini Oreo cookie. Store cheesecakes chilled.

Baked by Rachel original

More bite size desserts:
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Mini banana cheesecakes with Nilla wafer crust
Mini red velvet cheesecakes
Mini coffee cheesecakes with caramel whipped cream
Lemon shortbread tartlets
Cream puffs
Pecan cherry thumbprint cookies
Brownie bites

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135 Responses to “Mini Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes”

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — July 17, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I absolutely love these! The fact that they are just three littles bites is great (for those of us on a diet who still NEED to indulge in things like cheesecake!). So perfect. :)

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    The Bearfoot Baker — July 17, 2013 at 8:10 am

    You had me at cheesecake!

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    Angie — July 17, 2013 at 8:14 am

    These little bites look so amazing!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

      Thanks so much Angie! :)

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    Joanne T Ferguson — July 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

    G’day! HOW cute are these, true!
    Nothing better than Oreo’s and cheesecake…like your photo too!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

      Thanks Joanne!

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    Jess @ Gas Stove Girl — July 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Wow – I am literally DROOLING right now! I need these in my life. And a mini cheesecake pan?! GENIUS! Do you think the recipe would hold in a full-sized spring-form? Perhaps some adjustment to cooking time would be necessary.

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

      This recipe was specifically written to be made as mini’s, so it would not work well in a larger pan as both the ingredients and time would not be appropriate. However, you could try using a muffin pan with liners.

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — July 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Yum!! And so cute!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

      Thanks Jamie! :)

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    Tracy @ Peanut Butter and Onion — July 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Yummy. These look incredible!!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

      Thanks Tracy :)

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    Tieghan — July 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

    So fun and cute! The perfect hand held summer treat!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

      Thanks so much Tieghan :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — July 17, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Oh heavens, these look divine! You always make the best-looking mini cheesecakes. =) And I’m glad you’re having a good summer, between the awesome family/pool time + your little one’s foray into the world of tie-up sneakers – so awesome!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

      Thanks Amy! I hope you’re having a nice summer too with that cutie baby.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — July 17, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Shoes are always exciting! Your pool day sounds like fun. I could totally use one of these delicious treats. Yum!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

      Thanks Jennie! She’s learning early… shoes are totally fun ;)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 17, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I’m so jealous of your pool lounging days!! These cheesecakes are cute and they sound delicious.

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

      I’m trying to soak them up as much as I can now that warm weather is here.

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 17, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Oh my goodness these are the cutest little dessert ever, those mini Oreo’s make me smile.

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

      Thanks Cathy! And seriously, aren’t they just the cutest teeny cookies ever?

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 17, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Can I come over and play in your pool?! We can watch those adorable kids paddle around and you and me can eat cheesecakes. Deal? Deal!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

      Yes you totally can! The kids would love you.

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    Amy @Very Culinary — July 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Oh goodness. Well, this will find a nice happy home on my Oreo Obsession board. *cries*

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

      Yay! lol Thanks Amy :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 17, 2013 at 11:06 am

    awww you’re making me want to go to the pool in our neighborhood now..although it’s a huge kid-friendly neighborhood so i don’t want kids peeing in it haha ;) i remember when i was a kid, i didn’t want to wear shoes with laces..just velcros. cause i was that lazy ;) cookies & creme is one of my fav flavors, it’d be so good in a cheesecake!!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

      You’d love my kids … more than you already do lol. They know to get out when they have to go. ;) Well… minus lil man but he’s still little.

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — July 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Your mini cheesecakes are THE cutest things ever…every time. I love Oreo desserts, so these just look so good to me. Clearly I need a mini cheesecake pan so I can whip up bunches. I only eat cheesecake in bite size!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

      Thanks so much Marci :) And yes you totally need that pan!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I want 300000 of these. I heart oreos and cheesecake. It’s a problem.

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

      Haha oh dear… not sure I could make that many ;)

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I want to hang in your pool and eat a bazillion of these mini cheesecakes! These are so flipping cute!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

      Thanks Lauren! :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Oh, these would be gone in MINUTES in this house! We’re Oreo nuts!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

      Ha! Love it :) Thanks

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — July 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I am obsessed with all your mini cheesecakes. They are basically the best! And these are of course no exception, because cookies and cream rock! Im so jealous btw that you have a pool you get to hang out at! We need one of those!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

      Thanks Carla! And you’re welcome to hang out anytime :)

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Absolutely precious – and delicious too I’m sure!!!!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

      Thanks Robyn!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — July 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    These are gorgeous!! I love mini things (because it means I can eat 5) :D

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

      Haha so true!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — July 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Oreos + adorable mini cheesecake….SOLD!!! These look amazing, Rachel!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

      Thanks Kelli!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — July 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Definitely wishing I had a pool this summer. And now I wish I had like ten of these cheesecakes! They look fabulous!!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

      Thanks Angelyn!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — July 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I want to come swim at your pool! It is way too hot!

    On another note- I also think that mini cheesecakes are the sweetest thing and I also love making them. These look delicious!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

      Blogger party! I swear I’m out here all by myself! And thanks :)

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    Tracey — July 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I’m so envious of your pool! I already told Shane our next house *must* have one :) I am in love with these cheesecakes, but no surprise, as I love all your minis!

    • Rachel — July 17th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

      The Mr sometimes hates having one but mostly just because he hates cleaning it ;)

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — July 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    My husband dies for cheesecake, and now that I’ve found some palm oil free cookies, I can definitely make these without feeling like the baby orangutans are staring at me. Yum!

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — July 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    These are so cute! I love mini cheesecakes and I so need to get me one of those pans!

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    ashley - baker by nature — July 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Any room left in that pool for one more?! I’m so in! And um, these precious little cheesecakes…? I’d eat em’ ALL!

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    Jaclyn — July 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I love cookies and cream anything and this mini cheesecake version is so cute! I could finish the whole batch myself I’m sure :).

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    Deborah — July 18, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Ok, these are totally adorable! And I obviously need one of those pans.

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    Carrie @Bakeaholic Mama — July 18, 2013 at 6:58 am

    You have my favorites all in one! Love all things mini, cookies and cream… and cheesecake!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — July 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    How amazing are these!!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — July 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Hooray for pools! And little ones learning to tie their shoe laces quickly. :)

    I just had some Oreo ice cream today and thought about how amazing cookies and cream is. And then I see these. Definitely going to make them at some point!

    I made half a no bake Oreo cheesecake last week and ate it in one sitting. No pictures to be taken. Could. not. stop. I guess I’ll make these little cheesecakes when I have company and *have* to share. That’s a nice little safeguard.

    • Rachel — July 18th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

      haha I guess that cheesecake was seriously irresistible huh? Now you’ll have to make these in that pan of yours! :)

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I remember feeling like such a big girl when I finally learned to tie my shoes. Such an accomplishment. I totally want to munch on these cheesecakes alllll weekend long. Making it through a work week? Definitely a reason to celebrate.

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    Meghan — July 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Aw, laces are such a big deal when you’re a kid. Your little ones are all super cute! These mini cheesecakes are so fun, especially with Oreos! I could definitely polish off quite a few :)

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    Emily @ A Very Sweet Life — July 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I love oreo cheesecake! Would you recommend melting the butter for the crust or just adding it to the blender?

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 20, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I love all of your little cheesecakes!! So yummy!

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    sam — July 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    could you use a cupcake tin to make these?

    • Rachel — July 21st, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

      Yes you can try that instead. Be sure to use a liner or they won’t come out of the pan easily.

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — July 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    These cheesecakes look amazing! I love that you have mini cheesecake pans! I’ll have to add those to my wishlist not that I have any more space in my tiny kitchen. Well done with these cute little guys!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Oh my! You can’t go wrong with oreos :) they’re my favorite! This recipe is wonderful

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    ec — August 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Yummm!!!

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    angeline — October 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    What brand of cream cheese are you using?

    • Rachel — October 19th, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

      The brand truly shouldn’t matter but if you’re curious about fat content. I use regular block cream cheese (not low-fat etc and not cream cheese spread).

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    Jerene — October 31, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Is there a reason that the cream is removed for the oreos in the filling? Would there be any dire consequences if they’re left in? :)

    • Rachel — October 31st, 2013 @ 7:24 am

      Because you only want cookie crumbs within the cheesecake :) You’re welcome to try as is but I cannot promise the results will be the same or taste as good.

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    eva — December 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Made these for thanksgiving and they were delicious! (I had forgotten to make the whipped cream, so they were just the little cheesecakes on their own.) The 12 mini cheese cakes were the perfect amount. As this was for Thanksgiving (with many, many pies) I was looking for several small fancy deserts to add some variety to the sweets table. Not only did these look fancy, but more importantly they also tasted great. In fact these turned out to be the main dessert attraction and I’ve been asked to make again for Christmas.

    Besides tasting great, I also found these much easier to make than a full size cheese cake. No worries about water baths to prevent cracking etc….Frankly they are also easier to serve.

    Will definitely make these again.

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2013 @ 7:09 am

      So glad to hear they were enjoyed! And I agree, mini are so much easier than a large cheesecake… plus they’re just plain cute, right? :) Have a wonderful holiday season!

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    rabia — February 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Hi…I was just wondering if they have to cool for 6 hours before I can take them out of the pan. I have one pan and I need to make 3 batches? Thanks for sharing !

    • Rachel — February 14th, 2014 @ 8:42 am

      For best results they should be chilled thoroughly prior to being removed from the pan.

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    Simone — April 29, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Hi, I’m from Denmark so I don’t understand what oz and C stand for, like 12oz cream cheese and 1/2 C heavy cream. Please help me, thank you.

    • Rachel — April 29th, 2014 @ 9:34 am

      I’d recommend utilizing a free online conversion calculator to convert US measurements to what you’re more familiar with. Here is one you can try, but I cannot promise how accurate it is as I did not weigh my ingredients: Cooking ingredient conversion calculator

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    kimber — May 22, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Just made these for an event at my daughters school for tomorrow…I improvised quite a bit…doubling the recipe first…many people have said that they wish they had the pan, here’s what I did…I used cupcake liners in a regular sized cupcake tin…I made these just as directed, letting them cool in the cupcake liners for 4 hours…I could have left them at that, making 24 cupcake – sized cheesecakes, but I just loved how cute they were in the photo and knew I had many mouths to feed….sooooo, I cleaned out a shot glass and was able to create 48 bite-sized cylinders that look just like your photo!! I thought the whipped cream wasn’t sweet enough and debated adding more sugar…so glad I didn’t! I sampled one of the finished products and they are amazing!!! I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy tomorrow!!! Thank you!!

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    Marissa — June 2, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Hi Rachel,
    I just finished baking these and they looked nice and plump when i took them out the oven but as soon as they began to cool they sunk completely :( i am not sure where i went wrong. Any suggestions?

    • Rachel — June 2nd, 2014 @ 7:16 am

      Cheesecakes can be very finicky. There are many factors that come into play. Without being there, I can’t be sure what went wrong for you. However, here are a few reasons cheesecakes can collapse in the center: the batter was over whipped adding too much air into it, the pan wasn’t greased properly (if the cheesecake sticks, it will fall in the center). There are more possibilities but those are the most common.

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    Daniela — June 4, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    are the measurements the same for a regular cupcake

    • Rachel — June 4th, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

      No, a special cheesecake pan is used for this recipe. If a cupcake pan is used, liners must be used for easy removal. The size of each cheesecake will also be very different.

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