Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cookies n' Cream Cupcakes

Cookie's and Cream Cupcake Cookie's and Cream Cupcakes before frosting

These babies have oreo's baked right into them then sprinkled all over top. I only made a half batch but they all got eaten in no time.

Cookie's and Cream Cupcake 2

Overall they were really good, but a bit denser than I'd expected. I think the next time I want to make Cookie's and Cream cupcakes I'll probably just add cookies to an already tried and true yellow cupcake recipe, but they were definitely still very good :)

for the cupcakes:
» 1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened
» 1 cup superfine sugar
» 2 cups self-rising flour
» 1 tsp. baking powder
» 4 eggs
» 1 tsp. vanilla extract
» 10 crushed cream-filled chocolate cookies (I used Oreos)

for the frosting:
» 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
» 1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened
» pinch of salt
» 10 crushed cream-filled chocolate cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Place 18 foil or paper baking cups in muffin pans. Combine all the cupcake ingredients except the cookies in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and pale - about 2-3 minutes. Stir in crushed cookies.

Spoon the batter into the cups and bake for 20 minutes. Remove pans from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a wire rack.

To make the frosting, beat the confectioners' sugar, butter, and salt using an electric mixer. Spread the frosting onto the cupcakes and sprinkle the crushed cookies on top.

Store unfrosted in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Makes about 1 and a half dozen.


Miaoru said...

Why do we need to put the batter in the fridge? How does it help the finished product?

Becca said...

I've just come across this blog and those cakes look amazing! I might have to try and make those myself, the recipe seems quite simple :) its nice to see you also have a love for baking!

Roxan said...

anything with oreos tastes great!
check out my macaron-post!!


Ashley DeMazza said...

All of the DeMazzas here in Falls Village CT love cookies and cream anything! I am sure these would be a big hit!

Ashley DeMazza