Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Cupcakes: Cookies N Cream Cupcakes

Happy National Cupcake Day!!!!! In honor of this prestigious holiday I've decided to post 2 cupcake recipes for my 12 Days of cupcakes in one day. I love the Hershey's cookies n' cream candy bar and I love Oreos so I've been meaning to try a cookies n cream cupcake for awhile now. This one does not disappoint, Santa would be jolly to see this baby sitting next to his milk on Christmas Eve! I stated with a cookie base and then added cupcake batter with cookie pieces and topped it with a cream cheese icing and more cookie pieces. I've also seen where the cookie pieces are mixed into the icing. Here are my pics:

Cookies N Cream Cupcakes

Oreo cookies, halved for the bottom of the cupcake liners
2 1/4c flour
1t baking powder
1/2t salt
1 stick butter, softened
1 2/3c sugar
3 lg egg whites
2t vanilla
1c milk
More Oreo cookie pieces-chopped (about 1c)

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1t vanilla
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325F. Place Oreo cookie halves in the bottoms of the cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg whites one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in the vanilla. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir in chopped Oreos. fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Beat together cream cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla. Add powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Frost cooled cupcakes.


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