Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 2 votes

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The easiest, most delicious way to make cheesecake a fabulous vanilla bean cheesecake! Use muffin tins and golden oreos!

Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

My husband thought it would be a good idea to go to bed early and get up early so that we could get work done in the morning without getting interrupted by kids whilst getting a better night sleep.

So, we tried it last night. Went to bed at 9, got up at 5. Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, or so the saying goes.

We’ll feel refreshed, he said.

We could get so much accomplished, he said.

You will thank me later, he said.

Where do I even begin to explain the problem with this idea. Oh wait, I know: LIES!!!! All of it.

I did not feel refreshed. I did not get much accomplished {because I kept falling asleep} and there is no way I will thank him for ‘enlightening’ me with this new way of life. Hells to the no.

You know in the book Green Eggs and Ham where Sam I Am keeps saying “no, I will not try green eggs and ham” but that little weird dude keeps pushing him to try it? {What’s his name? I feel like I should know his name…} That is the perfect explanation of how Gordon and my conversations go when it comes to the get up early debate. Except, instead of me giving in like I did yesterday {and like Sam I Am eventually does 60 pages later} I should have stuck to my guns and said “No no no no no. Sayonara. See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.”

I am clearly not a morning person.

I wish I was {no I don’t} but I’m not. So yeah. If you need me, I’ll be in bed. Fast asleep. With the rest of America.

ANYWAYS. That has nothing to do with today’s post…as per usual.


That’s what we’re talking about today. Individual cheesecakes made with oreo cookies and the very minimal of the minimal ingredients. Super fast, easy and nearly fool-proof. I make these little guys a lot and if you’ve been a Lauren’s Latest follower for any period of time, you will probably recognize some of these other versions I’ve posted:

Individual Oreo Turtle Cheesecakes

Nutella Topped Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Filled Oreo Cheesecakes

Tie Dyed Oreo Cheesecakes

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Today’s 5th individual cheesecake addition is probably one I should have done from the start: vanilla bean cheesecake. It’s got the classic flavor of a New York style cheesecake, but make in less than half the time and baked up in 15 minutes flat.

These are perfect for baby showers, bridal showers or any party where you want to impress others. They go over well with everyone and they taste divine. Plus, because they are vanilla, you can dress them up as fancy or as simply as you’d like. Easy peasy 🙂

Here’s how to make them:

Cupcake liners with a Golden Oreo in the bottom

Start by lining 16 muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 Golden Oreo in the bottom of each tin to create your crusts. {PS- I love Golden Oreos.}

Cheesecake mixture unmixed

For the filling, whip cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, dried vanilla beans and eggs together until completely smooth and incorporated. To make things easier on myself, I probably should have mixed everything into the cream cheese item by item. I did not think this through. All I wanted was cheesecake. Oops?

cheesecake mixture

Eventually, you will get a mighty fine and smooth looking concoction. This is the actual cheesecake part.

cheesecake mixture in each cupcake liner

Spoon this over your cookies and do your best to smooth the tops. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes or so.

baked cheesecakes

Baked cheesecake! HELLO SWEETHEART. Let these cool to room temperature while still in the muffin tins. This prevents cracking. Once they are to room temp, feel free to devour them ALLLL. Or if you can stand it, refrigerate for a few hours to get that amazing cheesecake texture.

Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

Because these are just vanilla cheesecakes, feel free to add whatever toppings you’d like to jazz them up. I’m sort of a plain jane and liked mine on their own, but my husband {the chocoholic} insisted on chocolate sauce. So, I obliged.

Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

Individually portioned and ready to snarf, perfectly sweet and oh so darling, these little babies will help you realize the vital and irreplaceable roll cheesecake plays in your life. Why yes, I can’t think of a world without cheesecake. THE HORROR.


Ya’ll must try them immediately 🙂 That is one decision you won’t regret making today.

Have a great day, friends! xoxo

5 from 2 votes

Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Recipe

The easiest, most delicious way to make cheesecake a fabulous vanilla bean cheesecake! Use muffin tins and golden oreos! They turn out perfect every time.
servings 16 individual cheesecakes
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins


  • 16 Golden Oreo Cookies
  • 16 oz cream cheese 2 blocks, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried vanilla beans or vanilla bean paste, optional

any desired toppings:

  • chocolate sauce
  • salted caramel
  • strawberries etc.


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line 16 muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 cookie in the bottom of each tin to create the crust.
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar together until combined. Add in eggs, 1 at a time until incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. Stir in vanilla and dried vanilla beans. Cheesecake mixture should be thick and smooth.
  • Spoon mixture into muffin tins to cover cookies. Even the tops as best as you can. Bake 15 minutes or until completely set. Cool in muffin tins to room temperature, then transfer to air tight containers and refrigerate until completely chilled {6-8 hours to overnight}.
  • Remove wrappers, top with any desired garnishes and serve.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla bean cheesecake

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  1. Stephanie J Davenport

    Sounds delish! I wanted to confirm that you place a whole cookie (with the icing) in the liner, or half the cookie with no icing? Just doublechecking!

  2. Nusra

    I was looking for a super easy cheesecake recipe and when I saw yours, I knew it would be perfect. I made mini cheesecakes using a mini muffin tin, mini wrappers, and mini golden Oreos! It worked amazingly! Drizzled chocolate frosting and topped them with mini chocolate chips! Yum!

  3. Melanie Naquin

    5 stars
    In Green Eggs and Ham, the little weird guy’s name is Sam I Am…I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I Am 😊

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  5. Michele

    5 stars
    These were a huge hit! Thank you for another truly foolproof recipe. The way the oreos softened to an almost fudgy consistency was a delightful surprise!

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