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Carolyn's mini strawberry cheesecakes

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Carolyn Figg's Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
Carolyn Figg's Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
  • Makes: 24

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Mini strawberry cheesecakes are the perfect way to get a little bit of your favourite dessert without feeling like you've ruined all your dieting efforts. The recipe for these moreish mini strawberry cheesecakes was devised by Carolyn, who earned a runner-up prize in our strawberry tea contest. Carolyn makes her cheesecakes from cookie dough cases, Philadelphia, icing sugar and strawberry essence. We think we might have to have more than one...

Ingredients

  • 1 tub of ready-made cookie dough, or a box of cookie dough mix.
  • 1 x 200g tub of cream cheese (Carolyn used Original Philadelphia)
  • 5tbsp icing sugar
  • 1tsp strawberry essence
  • 5 fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate sprinkles
You'll also need:

  • 24 cup mini-muffin pan

See more of your brilliant strawberry tea cake entries to our baking contest for Breast Cancer Care.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/355F/gas 4.
  2. If using a box of cookie dough mix, sieve out the chocolate chips and make up as per packet instructions.
  3. Divide the cookie dough into 24 small balls and place one in each of the wells of a mini-muffin pan. 
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for approx 10 mins.
  5. Remove the baked cookie dough from the oven and immediately press the dough into each well to make mini cheesecake cases.
  6. Leave to cool for 5 mins then remove the cheesecake cases from the pan and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese until creamy, add the icing sugar and strawberry essence and beat until combined.
  8. When the cheesecake cases are cool, pipe the cheesecake mixture into each case and then top with a sliced strawberries and chocolate sprinkles.
Recipes ed Katy says: 'Carolyn's mini cheesecakes are so stylish, you could definitely serve them at a wedding or posh do but they're made with storecupboard ingredients. Brilliant.'

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