Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Match Made In Heaven

With cupcakes being all-the-rage at weddings these days, check out this delicious twist for your dessert table! The Oreo and Cheesecake compliment each other so perfectly that it takes cupcakes to a whole new level. Rest assured, Oreo's are not just for kids.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes
From Martha Stewart's Cupcakes
Makes 30

  • Ingredients:
  • 42 cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreo's, 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.

2. With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.

3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.

4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.

I'm not usually the best gourmet chef, but when I bit into my homemade Oreo and Cheesecake Cupcakes I swear I heard these lovely lyrics in my head: 'Cause we go together like birds of a feather'....

- Julie "Jewels" Morell, Northstar California Resort Sales Coordinator

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Summer events at Northstar

What else is going on during your Wedding weekend at Northstar? We just started adding summer events to the online calendar. Check it out and see what else you can plan around the BIG day!