Friday, October 28, 2011

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

I love Oreos!!!!  I am really kind of obsessed with them.  There is just something so good about that simple little cookie.  But these cupcakes are like Oreos on steriods.  Oreo half on the bottom, chunks of oreos inside and a rich cream cheese frosting.  YUM!  These are easy to make and who ever you make them for, share them with, will love you!  You'll love yourself too!  The picture above is a Halloween spin on these but the picture on the bottom is how I usually make them.  Your gonna love these!


I save the egg yolks and make a big omelet for all of us the next morning.

24 Oreo halves, with cream filling attached
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup milk
15 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped

Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. 

 Line  two cupcake pans with 24 cupcake liners.  Place an Oreo halve in the bottom of each liner, cream side up.  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir together with a fork to blend and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar and beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Blend in the egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Blend in the vanilla extract.  With the mixer on low speed, beat in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Add the milk and beat just until combined, then mix in the remaining dry ingredients.  Gently fold in the chopped Oreos with a rubber spatula until evenly incorporated, being careful not to over-mix.
Evenly divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pans 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
1 stick butter, salted
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.  Blend in the vanilla extract.  Beat in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated and smooth, 1-2 minutes.  


recipe adapted from Annie's Eats. Print this post

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