Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This cheesecake is one of those ‘extremely easy to prepare and extremely delicious’ cheesecakes that many of us are huge fans of, I am sure. Well, I definitely am.

The recipe uses Oreo cookies and a few very simple ingredients that you might even have on hand right now. And if you feel a little adventurous, you can try replacing the Oreo cookies with some cookies of a different kind and enjoy the result.

Here is how to make this delicious dessert…

 

cookies and cream cheesecake recipe ingredients

These are the ingredients that we need.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray a 9 x 2 1/2 inches (23 x 6 cm) springform pan with no-stick cooking spray or brush it with some vegetable oil.

2. Using a food processor, blender or rolling pin, crush 28 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

3. Place the crushed Oreos in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour it over the Oreo crumbs. Stir to coat all the cookie crumbs with butter.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

4. Pour the Oreo-butter mixture into the springform pan and press it into the pan to form the crust.

5. Bake the crust for about 7 minutes.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

6. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.

7. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

8. Crumble about 8 Oreo cookies with your fingers and …

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

9. … add to the cheesecake mixture.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

10. Stir together to combine.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

11. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the cookie crust.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

12. Smoothen the batter and place in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

13.Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You will love this!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

Pure heaven!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This is really delicious, my friends!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You can additionally garnish your cheesecake with sweetened whipped cream, halved Oreos and even some fruit.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was adapted from www.bunsinmyoven.com).

 

New Pattern – Happy Crochet Chick

happy crochet chick - pattern

Today I am super-excited to let you know that a new pattern has entered my shop. It is a picture tutorial for Happy Crochet Chicks. Yay!

I have to admit that I’ve poured all my excitement and joy from the coming spring into this design. Colors and happiness, they have taken over my world these days. Completely.

Of course, I took a few pictures of the new chicks for you to enjoy…

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

 

happy crochet chick - pattern

If you’d like to decorate your home for spring with these bright and cheerful ornaments too then you can find the pattern and all the necessary details about it in my Online Pattern Shop or on Etsy.

Happy crocheting!

With lots of love,
Petra

 

Homemade Oreos

homemade oreos recipe

If you’ve ever wondered if Oreos, those delicious world-famous cookies, can be possibly made at home then I definitely have good news for you. Yes, they can!

As I’ve recently learned they can be very easily prepared by baking simple cocoa cookies that are then sandwiched together with a delicious buttercream filling. So easy! And gooooood!

Would you like to give it a try?

Then I sure have all the necessary details ready for you…

 

homemade oreos recipe - ingredients

Here’s all that we need.

 

homemade oreos recipe

1. To make the cookies, combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well incorporated.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

 

homemade oreos recipe

3. Gradually add the dry cocoa mixture to the creamed mixture, beating on the lowest speed until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.

 

homemade oreos recipe

4. Divide the dough in half and shape into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

 

homemade oreos recipe

5. When the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

6. Taking only one portion of the dough out of the refrigerator at a time, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough to 1/8 – 1/4-inch (0.3 – 0.6 cm) thickness. Then, using a round cookie cutter (approximately 2 inches – 5 cm in diameter) cut out cookies and transfer them to the prepared baking sheets.

 

homemade oreos recipe

7. Bake the cookies for about 11 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
 

homemade oreos recipe

I made a little heart indention into half of my cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter… just for fun. I used them as the ‘top cookie parts’ in my Oreos.

 

homemade oreos recipe

8. Once the cookies are cooled, prepare the filling. To do so, combine the softened butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract and salt and beat until combined. Add the sifted powdered sugar gradually, approximately 1/2 cup at a time, until the filling comes together.

 

homemade oreos recipe

9. Transfer the filling into a piping bag fitted with a round tip (I used a 0.2-inch – 0.5 cm tip).

 

homemade oreos recipe

10. Pipe the filling onto half of the cookies.

 

homemade oreos recipe

11. Top with the remaining cookies to form cookie sandwiches.

 

homemade oreos recipe

And here we have them – our very own homemade Oreos.

 

homemade oreos recipe

Yummy!

 

homemade oreos recipe

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from www.mykitchenaddiction.com. It makes about 30 cookies.)

 

New Crochet Pattern – Striped Easter Eggs In A Bowl

crochet striped Easter egg in a bowl pattern

Have you noticed? Spring is just around the corner!

Actually, I think that here where I live (the heart of Europe) it is already here. It is amazing to feel the arrival of spring in the air. It’s marvelous, spectacular and gorgeous all combined. I just love it!

With this delightful feeling in my soul all I could think about lately have been colorful and bright projects – just like the one that I would like to show to you today. It’s Crochet Striped Easter Eggs In A Bowl. They are making me very happy.

 

crochet striped Easter egg in a bowl pattern

 

crochet striped Easter egg in a bowl pattern

 

crochet striped Easter egg in a bowl pattern

 

crochet striped Easter egg in a bowl pattern

If you’d like to make this project too, you can find all the necessary details and many many pictures in the pattern that I’ve put together for you. It can be found in My Own Pattern Shop or on Etsy.

Thank you for letting me share!

With love,
Petra