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Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 egg
2 Tbsp. sugar
48 Mini OREO Bite Size Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

1. PREHEAT oven to 350F. Prepare cake batter in large mixing bowl as directed on package; set aside.

2. WHISK cream cheese, egg and sugar in small mixing bowl until well blended.

3. SCOOP cake batter, using 1/4-cup dry measuring cup, into each of 24 paper or foil-lined medium muffin cups, filling each cup about half full.

4. SPOON 1/2 Tbsp. of cream cheese mixture over batter in each muffin cup. Top with 1 cookie. Cover evenly with remaining cake batter.

5. BAKE 19 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

6. TOP cupcakes with whipped topping and remaining cookies just before serving. Makes 24 servings.

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