Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet Saturday - Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Warning: Have milk ready. 

These are seriously one of my favorite cupcakes --- ever.

You need:
CUPCAKES:
1 2/3 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup half and half
1 cup coarsely crushed Oreos (about 10)

White Chocolate cream cheese frosting:
(Yes, you read that right)
6 oz white chocolate
3/4 c cream cheese
6 tbsp butter
crushed Oreos for decoration

Handsome assistant optional

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Mix flour baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. 

 Add vanilla.  Alternately add flour mixture and half and half.  Beat until smooth.
Put Oreos in a bag and lightly crush. {This was Joshua's favorite part I think}

Fold in crushed oreos.


4.Put into cupcake liners (I use silicon molds).  Bake about 23-25 minutes.

While cupcakes are cooling, make icing.
1. Microwave white chocolate according to package directions.

2. Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. 

Add melted chocolate and beat again until smooth.

Use frosting pretty quick or it will harden. 

How does it taste?

The first bite he was skeptical.  Joshua is not known for trying new foods.


And I knew by the size of this monster bite that he loved them!


But what's not to love about these?

{Can't you just hear him, "Why are you taking a picture of my eaten cupcake?"}

YUM.

7 comments:

  1. Anything that includes Oreos is pretty much a sure bet. These look great. :)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'll be looking forward to reading about the Mario room redo. Our son has been asking us to give him a Mario bedroom makeover.

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  2. Looks delicious!

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  3. Kid approved! Gotta love that :)
    Do you mind if I link to post??
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    or
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    Have a nice day,
    Melly-

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  4. I will set up a link!
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    Have a good day!
    Melly-

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  5. Stop by to see it...
    http://www.planmydinner.net/2010/10/cookies-and-cream-cupcakes.html
    & I will set a link on my personal blog too...
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