Ginger Pumpkin Cupcakes (Cupcake Hero)

This month’s Cupcake Hero theme is Squash. Luckily pumpkin is considered a squash. That makes my day because I do love baking with pumpkin!

I had some leftover Pumpkin Pie Dip from the other day and I wanted to incorporate it into a cupcake. I wanted to make a cupcake that would compliment the pumpkin well, so I thought of the ginger snaps I had served the dip with… I reused a cookies and cream cupcake recipe except instead of using Oreos, I added crushed up ginger snap cookies to the batter. These smelled amazing coming out of the oven.

Using the cone method, I scooped some of the pumpkin dip into the cooled cupcakes. I then frosted with some cinnamon cream cheese frosting that I had in the fridge. Then I simply sprinkled some chopped walnuts on top for garnish.

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 – I used soymilk
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 – I used 2 cups crushed Ginger Snaps

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 the frosting, I wanted it to be more like a glaze, so I combined 8 oz cream cheese, 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, 1 tsp vanilla and about 3 cups of powdered sugar. After it was to the consistency I wanted, I added about a teaspoon of cinnamon.
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9 Responses to “Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bookmarked Recipes)”

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    Robyn — September 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    These look great! I made first pumpkin recipe of the season yesterday as well. I love how it makes you kitchen smell great!

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    Pam — September 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    These sound wonderful! Thanks for your entry!

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    ttfn300 — September 29, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    ooh, i’m liking that combo of pumpkin and white chips!!

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    Jen — September 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Yes, the pumpkin white chocolate combo is awesome. I love fall baking!

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    Natural Care — October 1, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for sharing delicious recipes.

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    Tina — October 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Those cookies sounds great!!!!!!!

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    Jin Hooi — October 4, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I have never had pumpkin cookies before, these cookies look delicious !! I will sure give this a try very soon, thanks for sharing !!

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    ~Amber~ — October 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    They look delicious! Some of mine were poofy and some were not. I chose to photograph the non-poofy one cause they looked best. 🙂

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    Apaddie — September 5, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    These cookies are our seasonal favorite. We also use Butterscotch chips for variation. Fabulous!!

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