I wanted to share this recipe for one of our favorite treats. They are so easy to make. Everywhere I take them, someone always asks for the recipe. I'm going to include the recipe for homemade whipped cream, but if you don't have a high speed mixer you can just use Cool Whip. (Of course if you ever taste homemade whipped cream, you'll go buy a heavy duty mixer just to make it!) For a variation, you can use vanilla sandwich cookies and a fruit topping instead. Enjoy!
Oreo Cream Cheese Cupcakes
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
18 Oreo cookies + extra to crush for topping
Preheat oven to 350. Place a cupcake liner in 18 muffin cups, and fill each one with a cookie. Beat cream cheese with mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over the cookies. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow tarts to cool completely. Top with whipped cream and crushed Oreo. Refrigerate.
Homemade Whipped Cream:
1 c. whipping cream
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Chill mixing bowl and utensils for about 10 minutes. Beat cream on high speed until it begins to thicken. Gradually add sugar and vanilla. (Don't beat too much or you'll have butter!)