COOKIES & CREAM CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES

July 18, 2013

One landmark difference for me this summer: I AM EMBRACING THE PALE, FOLKS.

Through college, I loved getting hyper-bronze and even doing the tanning beds. I am cringing along with you. On this side of life, I now have a more well rounded approach. I like to get a little sun, maybe in the early morning hours, but otherwise the sunscreen is coming out.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes from Rachel Schultz

I actually bought my first bottle of it this past Saturday.  I remember buying cooking spray for the purpose of spraying it on my body for a better tan. Oh my, how far I have come.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes from Rachel Schultz

The other night we had a fun rooftop birthday party for my friend, Breezy. (Where we ate these cupcakes, by the way. PS: they were a hit). I forgot my sunscreen and definitely got a beat down from the sun. It is not big deal though. I can celebrate cutting back from the no-sun-protection-EVER and tanning beds 20 minutes a day stuff.

I am loving not having the nagging in the back of my mind that I am prematurely aging myself (as well as all the other risks of too much sun). My best tip if you also want to embrace the pale, is when you think you want to get tan to look prettier or whatever, think of some people you know who look really good with fair skin (ie: Emma Stone).

I feel like if I was Oprah, I would now ask you to sign a pledge or something to embrace the pale. Since I am me, however, I will just give you the recipe for the aforementioned cupcakes.

COOKIES & CREAM CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES
Makes 18 cupcakes

30 oreos, 18 whole and 12 crushed
16 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Fill a muffin tin with paper liners and grease with cooking spray. Place a cookie in the base of each liner.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes from Rachel Schultz

Cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Incorporate eggs, sour cream, and salt. Continue to cream until smooth and well mixed. Fold oreo crumbles into batter. Fill cups (nearly to the top) with batter. Bake for 22 minutes.

Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes from Rachel Schultz

Allow to cool at room temperature. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

COOKIES & CREAM CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES from Rachel Schultz

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COOKIES & CREAM CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES
 
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Serves: 18 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 30 oreos, 18 whole and 12 crushed
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Dash of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Fill a muffin tin with paper liners and grease with cooking spray. Place a cookie in the base of each liner.
  3. Cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Incorporate eggs, sour cream, and salt. Continue to cream until smooth and well mixed. Fold oreo crumbles into batter.
  5. Fill cups (nearly to the top) with batter.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes. Allow to cool at room temperature. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Adapted from Blue Eyed Bakers.

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Comments

  • mica

    these treats look so yummy! how many minutes do you suggest i bake it if i’m using a mini convection oven? thanks! :)

  • hazel

    Can I use mayonaise instead of sour ream?

  • Anonymous

    They were sooo good. THANK YOU.

  • dabra

    Having had skin cancer…I am a walking PSA about “embracing the paleness”. Beats the alternative. I’ll eat cheesecake instead.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Hah. Glad to hear it!

  • Those look amazing.

    Re: sunscreen…I’ve always enjoyed getting a little tan, mainly because I’m fortunate and my skin tans pretty easily, so I don’t typically have to try too hard. However, after getting one really awful all-over sunburn at the beach some years back (famous last words: “Oh, I’m not going to bother with sunscreen; we’ll only be here for a little while), I’ve become much more conscientious. It’s hard, though, because I just hate the feel of sunscreen. It’s not that I want to die of skin cancer. I just hate that goopy feeling all over my skin…and I don’t love the smell, either. I wish someone would invent sunscreen that was effective and didn’t make me feel like I needed to shower as soon as I applied it. I’ve been using the Neutrogena stuff this year, which is better than Coppertone et.al, but still…it’s gross.

    • md

      Great recipe!
      Re: sunscreen
      Try blue lizard sunscreen available at drugstore dot com or some walgreens. No smell, rubs in like lotion and provides excellent sun protection.

      • Rachel Schultz

        Cool! Thanks. Good to know :)

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