Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake

Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake - make tasty mini cheesecakes in just a few easy steps!
Hi friends! Ok – so have you TRIED the new Lemon Oreos? I have to be honest, I haven’t been the hugest fan of all the new flavors out there. I have dabbled in Candy Dipped Golden Oreos and ok, those were really good. And yes, the Birthday Cake Oreos are also pretty tasty, but nothing quite beat that chocolate original. Maybe until now. The Lemon Oreos are divine. DIVINE. So of course you have to be a fan of all things lemon, but I am so that works out just fine for me. And after eating a few in my favorite fashion (with a glass of milk), I had an AHA moment – Lemon Oreo Cheesecake! Yes, perfect. And that’s just what I’ve made, in a mini cupcake style.

Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake - make tasty mini cheesecakes in just a few easy steps!
You’re going to want to whip up all the “cheesecake” ingredients in your mixer and add a good amount of CRUSHED LEMON OREOS in that mix. Oh man, just the thought of it makes my mouth water. Lemon Oreos!

Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake - make tasty mini cheesecakes in just a few easy steps!
Then line a muffin pan with cupcake wrappers, plop down a FULL Lemon Oreo at the bottom and fill with your cheesecake filling. Then you bake, refrigerate and voila! A tasty Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake!

Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake - make tasty mini cheesecakes in just a few easy steps!
I’m not going to talk about how many I ate of these that first day. Thankfully I only made a handful (since I’m the only one who eats cheesecake in my home – what was I thinking?!). But they were oh, so yummy!

Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake - make tasty mini cheesecakes in just a few easy steps!
So are you ready for this Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake recipe? Yah, I know you are…
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Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake
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Adapted from Kraft Oreo Upside-Down Mini Cheesecakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 12 Lemon Oreos
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  1. Chop 6 Lemon Oreos into small pieces, set aside.
  2. Beat together cream cheese and sugar until well mixed.
  3. Add sour cream and vanilla until blended, followed by the egg.
  4. Stir chopped Lemon Oreos into cheesecake mixture.
  5. Line a muffin pan with 6 cupcake liners, adding a Lemon Oreo to the bottom of each cup.
  6. Spoon cheesecake mixture on top of Lemon Oreos.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 or until centers are almost set.
  8. Cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours.
  9. Enjoy!

Ok there you have it! One tasty and fairly EASY Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake recipe. Now if you’re a lemon lover like me, get on this! You won’t be disappointed. Oh and do tell…if you try it and love it too!

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Mini Lemon Oreo Cheesecake - make tasty mini cheesecakes in just a few easy steps!


  1. Samantha says

    These look amazing and cannot wait to try them this weekend!! What temperature do I bake them at?

  2. Debbie says

    Made these today and mine don’t look as good as yours do, but they are dee-lish! I can completely understand why you don’t want to talk about how many you ate! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. says

    So…don’t laugh, but I didn’t even know there were lemon oreos!
    Your mini cheesecakes are so cute–great use of these oreos I didn’t know existed! Plus, everyone digs individual desserts. Makes things more fun.

    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo. It’s nice to have you stop by!
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  4. says

    Oh. My. Goodness. These were to die for! So easy and delicious! I am a huge fan of the lemon Oreos so when I saw this, I knew I had to make it right away. Thanks! Will def be returning to this recipe throughout the summer :)

  5. says

    Hey! Thanks for sharing these at Domestic Superhero Pinworthy Projects link party last week! I am going to be featuring them tomorrow at the weekly party! I can’t wait to make them! Thanks!
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  6. Courtney Crowley says

    Wooo! I love lemon so I made these the week I found the recipe. I had enough left in the bag to make them again tonight, but I noticed I missed a step in the directions. I didn’t use any crushed lemon oreos IN the recipe. Either way, they were delicious and pretty cost effective since one bag of oreos can make two batches. On my 3rd attempt at making them, I’ll actually crush up some oreos to taste it that way too!

    • says

      Oh awesome, Courtney! I’m so glad you liked them. I don’t think the crushed Oreos are necessary, but I’m sure you’ll love adding them as well! Thanks for stopping by!

      • Judy says

        Since I can’t tolerate gluten, no Oreos for me :-( but not to be deterred from lemony lusciousness, I’m just making the filling and putting it in aluminum cupcake liners! Thanks for the recipe and the 30 other suggestions…there are a few of those I can adapt, as well! ♡

  7. Ellen says

    Ok I’m a card carrying idiot so I’ll ask are you taking out the filling of the cookie or leaving it in?

    • says

      Hi Ellen – great question! The WHOLE cookie! At the bottom of the cupcake cup I put in a whole cookie and when I crushed the Oreos for the cheesecake I also crushed the whole cookie. I hope that helps!

      • Diane says

        In the picture it looks like there’s an Oreo on bottom and top, like an once cream sandwich; but the recipe only says one Oreo on bottom? Am I supposed to put one on top and bottom? Thank you so much! I want to make these for my daughters sweet 16 Party!

  8. says


    I found this on Pinterest. I made it. SO easy. I used the “birthday cake” flavored Oreo’s (since it was for a birthday).

    This was so easy and is my new “go to” when I need easy ‘finger food’ desserts for an event. Can’t wait to try with a little cherry or raspberry on top of the cupcake.

    Thanks for the inspiration. Never would have connected to your site, but had to come back and rate and give you a hearty “thanks”!
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  9. says

    Stopping by from Wednesday Whatsits. I haven’t dabbled in any of the Oreo flavors. We don’t buy a lot of this stuff and when we do, its small packages and we keep it simple. I have been experimenting more with lemon flavor things these last few months. I adore cheesecake. I might have to see if my local store has these Lemon Oreos and maybe make these for a special weekend treat.
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