Personal Cheesecake!

I’d like to share with you one of my favorite recipes ever. It’s super easy. Super fast. And really versatile. Meet the Personal Cheesecake:

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The first time I made this recipe I made one batch (12 cheesecakes). My mother tasted one and immediately demanded that I make more so that she could take them to work. I’ve made these for countless potlucks, block parties, and birthdays. I even made them for a 50 person banquet once. Five batches were all gone by the end of the night, meaning many people ate more than one each.

The best thing about these delicious treats is the super simple recipe.

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Personal Cheesecakes

6 sandwich cookies (like Oreos or vanilla versions if you want a graham cracker-ish crust, twisted open so there’s cream on both cookies)

1 lb (2 8oz. blocks) cream cheese (room temperature)

2 eggs

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

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Line muffin pan with paper liners and place half a cookie in the bottom of each cup, cream side up.

Beat together cream cheese and sugar.

Add eggs one at a time and mix until just incorporated.

Stir in vanilla.

Scoop 1/4 cup of cheesecake filling into each muffin liner.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15-18 minutes.

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Top with whatever you’d like. For example: chocolate frosting (melted chocolate chips + a little butter), strawberry jam, lemon curd, or fresh berries.

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4 Responses to “Personal Cheesecake!”

  1. Katherine Says:

    OM NOM NOM.

  2. youngandfoolish Says:

    GAHHH this looks so tasty. Looking forward to your move in :DDDDDDDDDDDDDdd

  3. Sandra’s Personal Cheesecakes « Foodie Friday Says:

    […] were whipped up by our housemate Sandra, master baker.  You can find the recipe on her blog here, or from the original site, Cooking for […]

  4. Brian Says:

    I took it out a 2 minutes early and put a little bit of ‘frosting’ on it — some sour cream and sugar whisked together (I guessed, but you’ll probably need about half a cup or more of sour cream), then popped it back in the oven for 2 more minutes.

    Based loosely on this:
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,193,147190-230193,00.html

    But in any case, thanks for the awesome recipe!

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