Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Melissa over at The Larson Lingo posts the best cupcake recipes.  I made her Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes in January, so when she posted Cookies & Cream Cupcakes earlier this month, I was dying to make them right away.

I had some white cake mix left over from when I made my grandma's birthday cake--we decided to go the homemade route instead.  All we needed was the Oreos and we were good to go.  We decided to go with store brand Oreos from Walmart.  They were easier to twist apart, and they actually taste better.  However, we were short a couple, so I had to buy some real Oreos too which turned out to be a huge pain.

So here's the recipe as posted on The Larson Lingo (slightly edited).

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes:

  • 1 box white cake mix (& ingredients as listed)
  • 1 package Oreos (double stuff--as listed on her recipe, we used regular)
  • Metallic cupcake liners

Place 24 cupcake liners in two 12-muffin pans.  Make cupcake batter according to directions on box.  Set aside.  Twist apart 24 Oreos.  (You'll want the filling totally on one side instead of the other.)  Place the cookie with the filling on it, filling side up, in the bottom of each lining.  Set aside the halves without the filling to use later for garnish.

Put the remaining Oreos in the package in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.  Fold into cupcake batter.  Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake according to directions on box.  Once cooked, cool completely before frosting.


  • 1 package of cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 stick of butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream (milk if you don't have any)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes.  Frost each cupcake, then sprinkle some Oreo crumbs on top as garnish (optional).  Once ready to serve cupcakes, add second half.  (It can get soggy if added too early.)

The cupcakes turned out really yummy!  Now I remember why I love cookies & cream ice cream and milkshakes.  They were really easy too.  Melissa always has the best cookie recipes.  Also, we recommend using metallic liners because it helps to keep the cookie on the bottom attached to the cake rather than to the paper.  We used both and the ones in the metallic liners always came out perfect, the paper liners kept the cookie.

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