Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mini chocolate cheesecakes

(not my picture - I forgot to take one)

This is one of my entertaining staples - I just made them for our grandson's 12th birthday party

12 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies or 24 vanilla wafer cookies
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa (use good quality for better flavor)
2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Line 24 medium standard sized muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  2. Split sandwich cookies in half. Place 1 cookie half, middle side up, in each cup. Or place 1 wafer cookie, flat side down, in each cup.
  3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream and sugar.
  4. Beat in cocoa, eggs (1 at a time), and vanilla until fluffy.
  5. Divide evenly among cups (cups will be almost full).
  6. Bake cheesecakes 15 to 20 minutes or until centers are firm. Cool 15 minutes (cheesecake centers will sink while cooling).
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour longer before serving.
  8. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls or berries.

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