Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
March 7th, 2011
Cookies n’ Cream Cupcakes
Somewhere along the lines, I am sure that I told you about how I didn’t have my first Oreo until college. Insane, right? I have seen a bunch of posts for Oreo stuffed cookies lately, and it got me thinking about that funny little chocolate, cream filled cookie. And then it got me thinking about Cookies n’ Cream ice cream- (my favorite way to enjoy an Oreo)- and then it got me thinking to how I could turn that into some form of a baked good, (that is where all things eventually lead to in my mind.)
So here comes the cookies n’ cream cupcake. A milk chocolate cupcake with an Oreo baked into the bottom, and a vanilla buttercream filled with Oreo crumbs. Lets just say that all of the kids who sampled them (my own and my nieces and nephews) approved – and my two daughters just scored their own first taste of an Oreo!
Cookies n’ Cream Cupcakes. makes 1 dozen
12 Oreo cookies (plus more for snacking!)
Milk Chocolate Cupcakes
½ cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Twist 12 Oreo cookies in half, placing the side with the icing on the bottom of the paper liners.
Set the tops of the Oreos aside in a bowl.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the eggs and beat to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and combine.
Add the milk and whip the batter until smooth.
Spoon the batter into the paper liners with the Oreo in the bottom.
Bake 20 minutes or until just baked through.
Let the cupcakes cool on a rack until completely cool before frosting.
Cookies and Cream Frosting
½ cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup plus 2 Tbs milk
2 tsp vanilla
12 oreo cookie half crumbs (food processor)
In a food processor, grind the chocolate cookies to crumbs. Set aside.
In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and the powdered sugar. Add the milk and the vanilla and beat until fluffy.
Add the cookie crumbs and just beat to combine.
Frost the cupcakes.