Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday!!!

I just made Jessica's Cookies and Cream cupcakes!! They look...sinful! Oreos in the batter...oreos in the frosting...and a half an oreo on top for good measure. So much sugar in one cupcake should be illegal.
Tomorrow, we will be having a big, class birthday party for all of my students who have summer birthdays...which happens to be about 8 or 9 of my students...all of which will be turning 6 years old!!! I was going to just make some boring good old Funfetti cupcakes from a box...but I thought that making cupcakes from scratch would be fun.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes 
Recipe borrowed from How Sweet It Is

INGREDIENTS (For Cupcakes)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
10 Oreo cookies

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until fluffy. Add vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Crush the Oreos and add them into the batter. Pour into cupcake tins and bake for 20-25 mins at 350. Let cool, then frost.

INGREDIENTS (For Frosting)
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 – 2 lbs powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk
10 Oreo cookies

Mix butter and powdered sugar together, adding sugar gradually to the mix. Add vanilla. Mix in milk, adding more if needed. Continue to add milk and sugar until it reaches the desired consistency. Crush Oreos and fold them into the frosting.

This recipe is for twelve cupcakes, but I doubled it to make sure that I had enough for my husband and I my entire class (plus anyone else at school who may need a serious sugar rush). Four hours and 30 cupcakes later...I think that we have a winner!!! The kids will love them! Thanks to Jessica for the recipe!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks liek you did a GREAT job with her recipe! It seriously looks pretty dang delicious and decadent!