Some vanilla wafer mini cheesecake recipes include a sour-cream-topped mini cheesecake recipe on LandOLakes.com and a cherry-almond mini cheesecake recipe on BettyCrocker.com. The main ingredients in the cheesecake batter for both recipes are cream cheese, sugar and eggs.
The Land O'Lakes recipe calls for 12 vanilla wafer cookies. Place each cookie in a lined muffin cup. Beat 16 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Fill the cupcake liners up to three-quarters full with the batter and bake them at 325 F for 30 minutes. Mix 1 cup of sour cream with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Add a tablespoon of this mixture atop each cheesecake. Bake for another 10 minutes. Allow the cheesecakes to cool before taking them out of the pan. You may decorate the cheesecakes with chocolate curls, chopped fruit or powdered sugar before chilling them in the refrigerator.
The Betty Crocker recipe calls for 24 vanilla wafer cookies. Distribute them amongst 24 lined muffin cups. Whip 16 ounces of softened cream cheese with 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of almond extract or vanilla extract. Fill the liners up to two-thirds full with this batter and bake them at 375 F for 25 minutes. Allow the cheesecakes to cool before chilling them in the refrigerator. Garnish the cheesecakes with cherry pie filling and toasted sliced almonds just before serving.