Monday, January 5, 2009

One of the tasty desserts from our New Years Eve Par-tay.

Mini Cheesecakes
One recipe makes about 18-20...I usually have to double it.

For Crust
Vanilla Wafers

For Filling
2 8 oz. bars cream cheese (room temperature)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon JUICE
3/4 cup sugar

For Topping
Cherry or Strawberry Pie Filling

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat all filling ingredients together well. Place one vanilla wafer in each muffin cup. Put one good glob of filling on top of each vanilla wafer. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely in refrigerator. Top with pie filling. Chill completely before serving.

Instead of the vanilla wafer, use refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (or sugar cookie dough). Place about 1 Tbsp. (or one square of the break-and-bake type cookie) in the cupcake liner in your muffin tin. Cook just until cookie spreads out and begins to cook (about 5 minutes). Remove from oven, add filling to top of the cookie, and return to oven for 15 more minutes. Complete topping as explained above.
Delicious, and especially pretty at Christmas time!


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