Cookies-N-Cream Cupcakes

Cookies-N-Cream Cupcakes – 6 WW pts with frosting (from Crazy about Cupcakes) makes 24
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup chocolate sandwich cookies, lightly crushed
Preheat over to 350F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

In a large bowl cream together the butter, milk, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until integrated. Stir in sugar. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg whites. Beat for 2 more minutes. Stir in the crushed cookies.
Fill the cupcake lines three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan.

For frosting, we used this recipe and crushed up some Oreos and mixed them in as well.

Nutritional Information (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)
1 cupcake: 214.4 Calories, 7.9g Fat, 10.9 mg Cholesterol, 149.7 mg Sodium, 48.6 mg Potassium, 33.9 g Carbs, 0.6 g Dietary Fiber, 14.4 g Sugar, 2.5 g Protein
WW POINTS = 5
Frosting: 58.9 Calories, 2.6g Fat, 0.5 mg Cholesterol, 48.2 mg Sodium, 22.7 mg Potassium, 8.6 g Carbs, 0.1 g Dietary Fiber, 2.3 g Sugar, 0.6 g Protein
WW POINTS = 1

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5 Responses to “French Macarons – Chocolate with Espresso Buttercream”

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    If you ever want to try them, we could make a baking date out of it. There are plenty of variations of flavor combinations to be tried.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Oh great tip. I stored mine at room temperature.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Let us know how they turn out for you.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I know what you mean about beginners luck. I might be apprehensive to try them again since our first shot was so successful.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Isn’t it so fun baking with other bloggers?

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