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SIMPLE Mini Cheesecakes - bite sized and portable, perfect for guests to mingle #cheesecake #desserts #simplepartyfood

SIMPLE Mini Cheesecakes with Wafer Crust

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15-18 min
  • Total Time: 25-28 min
  • Yield: 24 mini cheesecakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 40 vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 34 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

TOPPINGS:

  • Whip Cream, Fresh Fruit, Canned Pie Filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375°F. and add cupcake liners to a mini muffin pan.

FOR THE CRUST:

  1. Crush the vanilla wafers in a food processor (or hit with a rolling pin in a resealable bag).
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave 20-30 seconds or until completely melted.  Add the butter to the food processor and pulse until combined.
  3. Add about ½ teaspoon of the cookie mixture to the cupcake liners and tap to form to bottom using a wooden tart shaper or spoon.

FOR THE CHEESECAKE:

  1. Next, beat the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until very smooth and fluffy.  Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla, beat until creamy and smooth.

PUT IT TOGETHER:

  1. Add about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture on top of cookie crust.
  2. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  3. Cheesecake will puff up a bit, but will deflate when cooled, this is normal.
  4. Cool completely on wire rack and add your choice of toppings.

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