Monday, April 23, 2012

Oreo Cookie Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Butter Cream

This week at work we are honoring the lady who holds us all together. Our Administrative Assistant, The General.  No, that is not her real name.

Her name aside. I am so thankful for her. She is a super hard worker. She is funny. Sometimes sarcastic. Always giving.

She loves chocolate. Boy, does she love chocolate!

In her honor, I whipped up these cupcakes to take to her.

Thank you, General, for all of your hard work!

To make these cupcakes:

One Chocolate Cake Box Mix
Eggs and Oil as directed by the Box.
2 packages of Oreo Cookies
2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of Crisco Vegetable Shortening
6 cups of Powdered Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Milk
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

I want to first say, I tried out Reynolds new cupcake liners. I found these at Wal Mart and they promised to not turn black in the oven. I am so loving the way they look!

Make the cake mix as the box describes.

Before you put the batter in the cupcake liner, put an Oreo in the bottom of the liner.

Then add the batter. Bake the cupcakes according to the box instructions.  Let them cool.

Next, crush 12 Oreo's. I used a food processor that made super quick work of it. If you do not have a food processor, you can crush them in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin.

Make the butter-cream.

Cream the butter and Crisco. Add one cup of powdered sugar at a time. Then add the milk one tablespoon at a time. Then the Vanilla Extract. Next add the crushed Oreo cookies.

Decorate the cookies.  Top with an Oreo for garnish, if desired. They even make mini-Oreo's, those would look cute.

 OH!, And then you bite into the cupcake and get a nice surprise.

I promise The General is going to love them!

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