Hi, my name is Carissa and I’m an Oreo addict. I mean, what would be the point of frozen yogurt if you couldn’t drown swirls of vanilla bean froyo in crushed Oreos?! These cookie’s facts really are fun because I love looking at each country’s own special Oreo flavors like China’s Green Tea Oreos, Argentina’s Oreo Alfajors, and Mexico’s Oreo Trio Chocolates. I honestly don’t know what makes an Oreo so delicious, but to make me stray away from my strict acceptance of only soft and chewy cookies, an Oreo must be something special! Continue reading
Hello! I’m finally back from my Spring Break vacation, so in order to make up for lost time, I’m back with an epic recipe roundup. I just found a video (below) celebrating Oreo’s 101th birthday–Oreo’s Birthday Extravaganza! In honor of this momentous event, the Internet complied hundreds of facts about this amazing cookie. Not only is Oreo the most popular cookie sold internationally, but it is also the oldest cookie (alongside Girl Scout Cookies)…And what’s even better than an Oreo itself? Continue reading
These are the wisest words I’ve ever heard: “Ice cream is happiness condensed.”-Jessi Lane Adams
For my grandma’s birthday, she requested a dessert from her two favorite sweet categories, chocolate and ice cream, so what else was I to do but make a delicious chocolate ice cream cake?! I usually don’t even let my family keep Oreos in the house because I would eat them all within seconds, but I thought this a fitting occasion to make an exception! To me, the only thing better than Oreos themselves is an Oreo dessert…a tall, dark, and handsome chocolate cake doesn’t stand a chance against an Oreo cookie or cupcake, and certainly not an Oreo Ice Cream Cake! (I learned this after making my Oreo Chocolate Layer Cake!) Continue reading
(Photo by Brooke B. Oreo Cookie Dough Cheesecake.)
I’d like to introduce Brooke, the Sweet Prima Donna, a healthy dessert blogger. Our collaboration to bake the world’s best cheesecakes produced fantastic results! I baked classic New York Cheesecake and Brooke created fabulous Skinny Oreo Cookie Dough Cheesecake Cups, the perfect fun-sized dessert for individual servings! Enjoy Brooke’s recipe below!
I’m Brooke B. from The Sweet Prima Donna. The Sweet Prima Donna is a website dedicated to serving you up recipes for all your favorite desserts made skinny and or healthier. I believe that everyone should be able to enjoy life to the fullest, and that includes being able to indulge in the foods we love! I hope with my recipes you are able to do so without the guilt. I always say, “Life is short, eat dessert first!”, and I’m an honest believer in this!
I want to thank Carissa so much for allowing me to take over her blog today! We are both very excited about our baking collaboration and have been working hard to get ready to share with you all! Carissa informed me that she was going to share a New York Style Cheesecake with my friends on the Sweet Prima Donna Blog, which got my wheels turning. I hadn’t really thought much about making a cheesecake, but I’d seen some pretty delicious recipes floating around for cheesecake. The one that caught my eye above all was an Oreo Cookie Dough Cheesecake, holy yum! Right then and there I knew that was the recipe I was going to try to make skinny, I mean oreo, cookie dough, and cheesecake all in one place… there was no way that that wasn’t a scale tipper, ahah.
For the cheesecake base I used the recipe from Gina’s Skinny Recipes, which was a fabulous, easy to make cheesecake recipe. I also like the fact that it used greek yogurt, which gave them some extra protein, plus cream cheese has quite a lot of protein, so these cheesecake cups have quite a good amount of protein for being a dessert food! Her recipe called for a vanilla wafer as the crust, but I subbed the wafer for a reduced fat oreo. I then used my recipe for skinny chocolate chip cookies for the dough, and made it egg free so it was safe to eat raw by subbing an egg white for vinegar and baking soda.
These babies are out of this world. I’m not the biggest cheesecake fan to be honest. I’m the type of person that has to be craving a good old fashioned slice of cheesecake, but these kept me coming back to the plate for more. If the fact that I ate four the night I made these didn’t sell you on how good they are, or the fact that my sister and her friends pleaded for more, maybe this picture will do the job:
Skinny Oreo Cookie Dough Cheesecake!
(Photo by Brooke B. Oreo Cookie Dough Cheesecake.)
Calories- 170 per cheesecake cup
Protein- 4.6 g – pretty good for a treat, don’t you think? (:
Cheesecake Base: Recipe adapted from Gina’s Skinnytaste
Cookie Dough Recipe: Recipe adapted from my recipe for skinny chocolate chip cookies
1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Line cupcake tin with liners. Place an oreo in the bottom of each liner.
3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, stevia, and vanilla until smooth in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat in yogurt, egg whites, and flour gradually. Be sure NOT to overbeat.
4. Pour an even amount of batter into each cupcake liner until halfway full.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until center is set (Mine took exactly 20 minutes). Cool to room temperature
6. While the cheesecakes are cooling make cookie dough. To begin combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
7. Combine sugar, stevia, and butter in a large bowl of an electric mixer, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
8. Add in vanilla and baking soda/vinegar mix and beat for another minute.
9. Add in flour & chocolate chips, mix just until combined. If the dough is dry add in fat free milk, rice milk, or soymilk by the tsp. (I used 1 tbsp all together)
10. Once the cheesecakes are cooled spoon the cookie dough on top of each cheesecake, about 1/2 tbsp a piece. Place in fridge to let the cookie dough set, and the cheesecake to cool further.
11. Open the fridge and gobble them all up!
My tummy is growling thinking about these… maybe another batch will be in order tonight.(; Hopefully you are feeling the same as well! Enjoy & thank you again for letting me join you all today!
The camera I’ve been shooting with finally broke, which meant one of two things: 1) no posts for 3 months OR 2) new camera. My wonderfully gracious parents thankfully chose the latter, so to celebrate I made these amazing, over-the-top Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownies, or as Jessica Simpson calls them, “Slutty Brownies”! It’s an ultra-delicious 3 layer bar made in dessert heaven (chocolate chip cookie, Oreo, and brownie)! This outstanding combination is a definite crowd pleaser; it’s a dessert everyone will love (…my physics class agreed)! You’ll find yourself craving a glass of milk to drink on the side! Enjoy!!
***NOTE: I could’ve easily halved the recipes for the cookie and brownie layers…my brownie squares were huge!
I’ve discovered heaven… in cake form. Words cannot describe this perfect masterpiece of rich chocolate, timelessly fantastic oreos, and all things of sweet goodness! (And please note: I am a very discriminating critic.) The chocolate cake is light and fluffy, the cookies and cream whipped filling is sweet beyond perfection, and the frosting is the perfect flavor and consistency; what more could one ask for?!? When I made this cake for family dinner last night (the recipe had been sitting on my baking shelf forever!), not to my surprise, the cake was an unbelievable hit! This cake should be on everyone’s baking “bucket list”– it’s a must bake (or a must eat!) for all!!!
Recipe: Chocolate Oreo Cake
***NOTE: I tripled the amount of the whipped cream filling between the two cake layers. Also, in order to frost the cake easier, I used an extra 1/4 cup (a little less than) of powdered sugar in the frosting for a thicker, more spreadable consistency.