Sunday, November 14, 2010

EDU: Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Since Mr. LollipopsAndCrisps is getting down with his soup self, I decided that I would make a weekly food item and submit a "guest blog" to go along with his soup post.  I'm not into the savory as much as the sweet and I've been ripping a daily cupcake recipe off of my 365 Cupcakes daily calendar and storing the ones I like.  I've never had a reason to make the recipes before so this is the perfect excuse.  I asked Mr. LAC himself which recipe he'd like to see first and the Cookies and Cream Cupcakes recipe was his choice.

What you'll need for the cupcakes:

1 cup sweet butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
10 crushed cream-filled chocolate cookies

*I halved the recipe and it made 11 cupcakes.

This recipe is super easy.  Preheat the oven to 350F.  Save paper by using silicone cupcake cups and place them in a cupcake pan (or use paper, I suppose).  Then, simply combine all of the ingredients except the cookies in a large bowl and beat them with an electric mixer until smooth.

Stir in the cookies.  I used a potato masher to crush the cookies in a bowl, making sure they were very finely crushed.

Spoon the batter into the cups and bake them for 20 minutes.  Cool them on a wire rack.

What you'll need for the frosting:

3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1 cup sweet butter, softened
Pinch of salt
10 chopped cream-filled chocolate cookies

I have no idea why the sugar has to be sifted but I did it anyway.  Beat the softened butter, sugar, and salt with an electric mixer until smooth.  I decided to pour in a little whole milk to make the frosting smoother, about two tablespoons.  I think the frosting tastes a lot like butter, it's not my favorite recipe.  Frost the cupcakes.  Chop the cookies up a lot coarser than before and dunk the frosted cupcakes into the cookies to coat them.


EDITORS NOTE: These were delicious. My only complaint is that she didn't make the whole recipe, so there were 30 Oreos left tantalizing me on the living room table. The frosting was perfectly sweet and smooth, and there were several yummy chunks of Oreo to behold. At first I thought it was just a normal cupcake with Oreos sprinkled on top, oh nononono. Oreos abound. I can get used to a weekly dessert guest blog :).


  1. I'm making these very soon, possibly this weekend.

  2. Also, in future posts you might call "sweet" butter "unsalted" butter. I don't have any data on this but I would guess that most people know what unsalted butter is and I don't think that they know what sweet butter is. I had to look it up. As well, supermarkets generally label their butter as salted or unsalted.