Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cookies & Cream cupcakes!

It is my birthday in 2 days, ah I can just feel the year gone by :) I work in two different locations so I wanted to bring birthday treats to both places. My first treat i chose was cookies and cream cupcakes because 1. I love oreos and 2. i LOVE oreos!

I got this recipe from Beantown Baker and I must say, it was very delightful.

I didn't need 24 cupcakes, so I cut the recipe in half, but I will give you the full recipe. (Cuz I would have to say, make them all, but be careful cuz you might consume more than you'd like!)

For the cupcakes:
24 oreo halves, with cream filling attached
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
20 oreo cookies, coursely chopped.

Here are my oreos chopped, leave them somewhat big, its better when you take a bite :)

For the frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tbsp heavy cream

Now direction time...
Preheat oven to 350. Line the wells of two cupcake pans with 24 liners. Place and oreo half 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. Blend in the egg whites one at a time. Blend in vanilla.

With the mixer on low speed, beat in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Add the milk and beat just until combined, them mix in the remaining dry ingredients. Gently fold in the chopped oreos.

Evenly divide the batter between the cupcake liners.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool in the pans for 5 to 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

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. Blend in the vanilla. Beat in the confectioners' sugar until incorporated and smooth. Add the heavy cream to the bowl and beat on medium-low speed just until incorporated, then increase speed to medium-high and whip for 4 minutes until light and fluffy.

Frost your cupcakes and garnish with whatever you desire!

Here are my cupcakes cooling, look good dont they?

And here they are decorated! I put some finely crushed oreos in my frosting as well, I loved how it turned out. Then I topped them off with some birthday sprinkles and a mini oreo cookie :)

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  2. I love Oreo cupcakes. Your frosting is beautiful. I love the mini Oreo on top too. Thank you for sharing at Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  3. Those look BOMB ... I might need to try some of these cupcake recipes!!!