Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

I have a confession. I have an unhealthy addiction to all things Oreo. I'm pretty sure that if I had purchased stock in Nabisco while I was a teenager I would be a millionaire now. I've eaten bags and bags of the chocolatey goodness; with milk and just straight out of the bag. I've added them to ice cream, pies and banana bread. Homemade versions are snarfed up as fast as I can put the filling in them. So, as I was pondering what treat to make and I realized that I had not only a bag of regular Oreos (I swear they are diet) but a bag of Double Stuff and a bag of Mini Oreos in my treat cupboard as well it was fairly obvious that they needed to be used. Sure I could just eat them but yum, there has to be another use for them right?

As usual I was in a time crunch (work is really cramping my style) so I started with a boxed Devil's Food Cake mix and jazzed it up a bit. The really yum part is the frosting. You just can't go wrong with cream cheese anything. You could also do a straight up vanilla buttercream and that would be good too. The addition of whipping cream in place of the milk ups the richness factor in either version. Real butter and good vanilla and you are in business. These were pretty quick to finish and quick to disappear. I shared with the neighbors so that I didn't OD on them. Cause you know, I would NEVER do anything like that!!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
21 cupcakes


Cupcakes
1 Devil's Food Cake mix
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. oil (you could also use melted butter)
3/4 c. sour cream
3 eggs

Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 T. butter
6 Oreos smashed into bits

1. Prepare cupcake batter and divide into 21 cups. Bake 18-22 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.
2. Cream cream cheese and butter together. Add milk, vanilla and powdered sugar. Blend well adding sugar until spreading consistency. I like to make it a little bit stiffer if I'm piping it than if I'm just spreading it with a knife.
3. Mix cookie crumbs into frosting and frost cupcakes. EASY!!

Recipe shared with:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday    Sweets for a Saturday  Melt in Your Mouth Monday  Church Supper Sunday Tasty Tuesdays   Whisking Wednesdays  Foodie Wednesday  Cast Party Wednesday    Made it on Monday  Totally Tasty Tuesdays   These Chicks Cooked  2 Maids a Baking 

3 comments:

Kim McCallie said...

These look delicious! You did such a great job with the frosting. I love Oreos, too, so know I would love these. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Gloria said...

Look amazing!! gloria

Krista said...

My son would flip for these. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper Sunday. So nice to see new faces :) Hope to see you again next week. Now following your blog!!! Love your description of the name :)

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