Monday, August 29, 2011

{Omg} Cookies & Cream Oreo Cupcakes

There are two people in my office who kick some serious baking butt
But they were both out of town for my office bff's birthday
So she was stuck with me

When I asked her what she wanted, she send me the link
For these totally ridiculous Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
From Annie's Eats
I drooled just from reading the instructions

And while mine were not nearly the creation that Annie made
They were still pretty darn good
And they would be an awe-inducing addition to your Labor Day partay


Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes

Ingredients
Cupcakes:
Cupcake liners
24 Oreo halves
2¼ cups flour
1 tspn baking powder
½ tspn salt
8 tbspn unsalted butter
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 egg whites
2 tspn vanilla extract
1 cup milk
20 Oreo cookies
(chopped)

Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
6 tbspns unsalted butter
1 tbspn vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar 
2 tbspns heavy cream

Garnish with cookie crumbs and oreo halves

First, pull all of the butter, cream cheese and eggs out.
They need to be at room temperature when you use them.
And I always forget this and end up throwing them in the microwave.  Ugh.

Then, prep your Oreos.
You need 24 halves with the cream side up,  
24 halves that are literally cut in half (half moon shaped),  
20 chopped Oreos for inside the cupcake.
And save the little crumbs to garnish with (or, if that's too much work, crush up some of the other halves of the ones you used for the bottom of the cupcake once you're done)
We ain't wasting here peeps



Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
Pop your cupcake liners into the baking sheets.
Put an Oreo half in the bottom of each with the cream side up.
(side note: how frickin cute are these liners?  they're from ralphs!)


Grab a bowl and combine the flour, baking powder and salt.


In another bowl, combine the butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.


Blend in the egg whites one at a time.
(shoot...I just realized that I used the whole egg!  ignore my picture!  oh well...they still turned out delish!)


Add in the vanilla and blend it up.


Turn your mixer to low and add half of the dry bowl into the wet bowl.


Add the milk and beat until just combined


Mix in the rest of the dry bowl


Fold in the chopped Oreos


Pour the batter into the cupcake liners
(Note: because of the Oreos in the batter and the bottom, these won't rise as much as normal cupcakes.  You can see how high I filled the tins below and how they turned out.  If would fill more than this if I did it again)


And cook for 18 - 20 minutes
When they come out, let them cool for a couple minutes
Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely




Now for the frosting
(read: my favorite part)

Toss the cream cheese and butter in yet another bowl
(if you ever wondered what makes cream cheese frosting so good, you're lookin at it...)


Beat them up with an electric mixer on medium-high for a minute or so, until smooth


Add in the vanilla extract and beat it some more 
Next up is the powdered sugar, for a few more minutes until everything is nice and smooth


Finally, pour in the heavy cream (sinful) and whip everything up for 4 minutes
It should look all light and fluffy and should be begging you to stick your finger in and taste it


I did my usual white trash cupcake frosting method of cutting a hole in a ziplock bag
You can be classier if you'd like
(Reminder: don't frost until the cupcakes are totally cooled off)


Make them perty by sprinkling the crumbs over the top
And sticking half an Oreo in each


This one's guaranteed to impress your coworkers
Your husband
Your friends
Or pretty much whoever lays eyes on them
Including you.
Yum.


These last two were taken on my iPhone at work before the cupcakes were served...



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22 comments:

  1. Drool. I want one right now, they look awesome :)

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  2. um...wow!
    Those look AMAZING! I'd of been the girl who ran to the store & picked up whatever they had in the case! How great are you?

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  3. These look sooo good! Would love to have one right about now! :)

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  4. Oh my.... these look super yummy! I love the cupcake liners you used! Great job.

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  5. I just bookmarked these. They look delicious. OREOS are my weakness ;/

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  6. Those look so yummy and pretty. One of these days when that domestic bug gets a hold of me I'm going to have to make them.

    Coming by from The Totally Tuesday Blog Hop I'm your newest FB Fan.

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  7. Wow, these look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I wish I could have one right now haha. Stopping by from The Monster Hop.

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  10. Those look so yummy! I can't wait to try them. I'm going to stumble these so I can share with some friends.

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  11. I don't know, those look pretty professional to me! I'm not a big oreo fan, but everyone else on earth seems to be, so I might have to make these :)

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  12. These look wonderful. I love the liners, perfect for these cupcakes. New follower from the Monster Hop. Would love a visit and follow back at http://thebartonlife-est1995.blogspot.com/

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  13. Yum!!
    Hopping by to say HI! I am your newest follower, and I hope you will stop over to return the favor! The Busy Woman's Guide to Surviving Motherhood

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  14. Those look amazing! I'm a total sucker for cream chesse frosting!!

    New follower from the Totally Tuesday blog hop. Would love for you to follow back!

    -Kim @ http://camisolesandcammies.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh my gosh! You put 2 of my favorite things together!! :o)

    I'm here from the Fun Tuesday Hop. :o)

    -Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  16. Dear God there are some really creative people in this world!! You do a nice job of posting the tutorial! Stopping in and following from the Tuesday blog hop - hope you can visit and return the favor soon. http://www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com/

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  17. Those look so scrumptious. Can I come over?!?

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  18. OMG I HAVE to make these! And soon! Like tomorrow. They look amazing!!! I've got the recipe printing out right now. :) Visiting from the Totally Tuesday hop. I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi! :)

    Mandi from boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

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  19. YUM! Those look so good! I found you through a Wednesday hop and love your blog! Very cute. :) Stop and visit sometime if you can! Hope you have a great week! http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com/

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  20. Looks delicious!

    Thanks for linking up to the Fun Tuesday Hop!

    madeline @ the Charming Mad Chatter

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