4th of July Cheesecake Cupcakes

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An easy to make, fancy treat for the upcoming holiday!

Cheesecake Cupcakes

makes 12

12 Oreo cookies or Oreo Golden cookies

16 oz. cream cheese, softened

2/3 c. granulated white sugar

1/4 c. sour cream

2 lg. eggs

1 T. + 1 t. fresh lemon juice

2 t. vanilla or almond extract

whipped cream for topping

fresh strawberries, raspberries and/or blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with muffin papers. Place one cookie in the bottom of each muffin paper.  (The cookies will be a little smaller than the bottom of the muffin cups, but they puff out during baking.)

2. Using a large food processor or an electric mixer, process or beat cream cheese and sugar until perfect smooth. Add sour cream and process or beat until well blended. Add eggs, lemon juice, and extract. Process or beat until well blended and perfectly smooth. Divide cheesecake batter between muffin cups, filling until almost full.

3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until puffy and set in the middle. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. (The cupcakes will sink in the middle as they cool.) Once completely cool, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

4. When ready to serve, lift cupcakes out of pan, remove muffin papers, top with whipped cream and fruit. Enjoy!

Notes: The cheesecake batter is the same batter that I use for my Miniature Cheesecakes in Confectionately Yours. Either recipe can be made ahead of time and frozen until shortly before serving, then decorated at the last minute.

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