Mini Oreo Cheesecakes~

From my friend, Erika

12 Nabisco Famous Wafers, crushed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon sugar

6 Oreo cookies, chopped

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs, at room temperature

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 teaspoons shortening

Line standard muffin tin with foil baking cups.  Preheat oven to 325º.

Mix cookie crumbs, melted butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar in small bowl.  Put 1 tablespoon of crumbs in each muffin cup, pressing down with fingers, spoon or tamper to compress. Alternatively, you can use a whole Oreo for each crust.

Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla till smooth.  Mix in eggs, one at a time, just until blended.  Spoon into prepared cups.  Sprinkle with chopped Oreos.

Bake for about 25 minutes or till set.  Cool.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening together in microwave.  Drizzle over cheesecakes. I use a quart ziplock bag with a corner clipped off for drizzling.