Cookies and Cream Mini Cheesecakes


16 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
4 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/2 cup)
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Line 24 miniature muffin cups with paper baking cups. In small bowl, mix crushed cookies and melted butter. Press 1 teaspoon cookie mixture firmly in bottom of each muffin cup. 
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Fold in cut-up cookies. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cream cheese mixture into each crust-lined muffin cup. 
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are set and centers are still soft. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 48 hours before serving. 
  • 4
    Just before serving, in 1-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted, stirring once. Drizzle chocolate over tops of cheesecakes. Store in refrigerator.
  • Source: Pillsbury