Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday!

Do you know what cookie is immensely popular around the world? And do you know what is considered the world’s best –selling cookie brand in the 21st Century?  Why, it’s the OREO, of course!
And today is the 100th birthday of these invincible sandwich cookies in all their tasty glory.  They were originally designed to compete with British biscuit cookies and were introduced in New York in 1912.  Many people twist their tops off, lick the luscious creamy filling then dunk the remainder into milk.  I like to just pop a whole cookie, myself!
While Oreos have been America’s favorite cookie for the last century, they have also been popular in many, many different flavors around the world.  There are green tea Oreos in China, a duo offering of banana-dulce de leche in Argentina and even a blueberry ice cream flavor in Indonesia!

This is what I want to do with my Oreos:

Don’t those Mini Cheesecakes look yummy?!!

Here’s the recipe:

OREO MINI CHEESECAKES
Ingredients:

19  Oreo cookies, divided
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup sour cream (ok to use lite or reduced fat)
½ tsp. vanilla
2  eggs

Instructions:
HEAT oven to 350°F.
PLACE 1 cookie in each of 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Coarsely chop remaining cookies; set aside.
BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each just until blended. Stir in chopped cookies. Spoon into muffin cups.
BAKE 20 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours.
REMOVE cheesecakes from muffin pan; discard paper liners. Serve cookie-sides up.

Make Ahead:
Wrap each cheesecake with foil; place in freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 3 weeks. When ready to serve, unwrap cheesecakes; refrigerate 4 hours or until thawed.


 
Quick and easy for your next gathering or potluck.  No, you can’t eat them all yourself (or maybe you can - I could)!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What ever that white animal is eating the broccoli is way too cute!

I will nto be saving the oreo cookie recipe.. non would ever get to the pot lock.
G