Oreo Cupcakes – Third time is a charm!

First things first. Cupcake Camp Boston is tomorrow night. If you’re in the Boston area, be sure to stop by. We’re expecting about 2000 cupcakes and who knows how many people…

Oreo Cupcakes

Now on to the cupcakes. This is by far Hubby’s favorite cupcake and my #1 requested cupcake to make. They’re pretty freaking amazing.

Oreo Cupcakes

You might remember that I’ve actually made Cookies N Cream cupcakes twice before. Both recipes were a bit different but still delicious. I took my favorite parts of each on and combined them into an awesome Oreo Cupcake recipe.

Oreo Cupcakes

Since developing this recipe last summer, I’ve probably made these five times. I never repeat recipes, so that’s definitely saying something. I just never got around to photographing the cupcakes to post on here. Until this spring. I’m going to be an aunt in a couple weeks and my sister-in-law requested these cupcakes. I happily obliged and made a point to take the pictures.

Oreo Cupcakes

As I mentioned, this recipe combines our favorite aspects of the two recipes tried previously. You start with half of an Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake. I always twist the Oreo gently so that all the cream filling sticks to one cookie so you get that layer of cream in the bottom of your cupcake.

Oreo Cupcakes

I take the tops of the Oreos that have no cream on them and cut some in half for garnishing. The rest get crushed, also for garnishing.

Oreo Cupcakes

The part I love about the first recipe that I’ve tried is the made from scratch batter. This batter is amazing even before you pour in the Oreo pieces. And while we’re on the topic of those Oreo pieces… I cut mine fairly large. Actually, Hubby likes to do the cutting for me. He stacks them really tall and uses a super sharp knife to cut through the whole stack at once. He cuts them into quarters for me. I toss the quarters Oreos in a bit of flour so they don’t all sink to the bottom. I like having the big chunks as opposed to crushing them. It really enhances the Oreo flavor and adds some texture to the cupcakes.

Oreo Cupcakes

For the frosting, I have tried out a variety of flavors. The one that I like best is just a simple cream cheese frosting. With the garnish of the crushed Oreo and the half Oreo, you still have plenty of Oreo flavor in every bite

Oreo Cupcakes

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Oreo Cupcakes

These Oreo cupcakes will knock your socks off!

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour, plus 2 Tbsp for the Oreo chunks
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup sugar
3 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 pkg Oreo Cookies (~45 cookies)
double batch of cream cheese frosting

Directions:

For the Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.

Twist apart 24 Oreos. Place the wafer with filling on it, filling side up, in the bottom of each paper liner. Cut other wafers in half. Save 24 halves to place in the frosting. Crush the other wafer halves, also for garnishing.

Cut the remaining Oreo cookies into quarters with a sharp knife. Toss with 2 Tbsp flour and set aside.

In a large bowl cream the butter until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine.

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 quartered 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.

Assemble the cupcakes
Once cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos and place 1/2 of an Oreo on the frosting of each cupcake.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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20 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Blondies”

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    oneordinaryday — December 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Yum. I bet your kitchen smelled amazing while these were baking!

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    nutmegnanny — December 10, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Awesome! These are sooooo something I would love. I’m also totally with you on the whole bar cookie thing. It’s so easy to just do one thing and then lounge until they done.

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    Memória — December 10, 2009 at 2:27 am

    So many bloggers are making cookie bars and blondies these days. I’ve tried the snickerdoodle blondies, and they are so good!!! YUM! Lovely photos!

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    Nancy @ Live love laugh — December 10, 2009 at 5:21 am

    We do love Snickerdoodles! I have never made a good blondie and have not made many bar cookes…so it is time to start! Thanks!
    ~Nancy

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    Nancy @ Live love laugh — December 10, 2009 at 5:21 am

    We do love Snickerdoodles! I have never made a good blondie and have not made many bar cookes…so it is time to start! Thanks!
    ~Nancy

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    stephchows — December 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    mmmm I don’t mind your bar kick one bit! yum!

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    Shauna — December 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Yum! What a great idea.

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    Ingrid — December 10, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve made been making these for a couple of years. My family and I LOVE them. I was making them so often I pretty much had the recipe memorized! Yours look great! I hope your sister gets a chance to try them sometime.
    ~ingrid

    Btw, anything in the bar form rocks over regular cookies! 🙂

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    JackieA31509 — December 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I’m pretty sure I want to leave work immediately and make these!

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    themilkmanswife — December 10, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    When I saw these pop up in my google reader yesterday, I made them right away! Mostly because we were snowed in and I had everything on hand. They are so simple, but so wonderful. We loved them! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Julia from Dozen Flours — December 11, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Glad you like my recipe! 🙂 Gorgeous photos!

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    Kat — December 12, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I am going to have to try these as I love snickerdoodles and blondies!

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    Mollie — December 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Great recipe!
    I used it (don’t worry – gave you credit!), and added to it. Check out my More is More Bars (aka Sinckerdoodle Cranberry Chocolate Cheesecake Blondie Bars).

    http://eatrunread.blogspot.com/

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    Kasey — March 3, 2010 at 1:42 am

    I made these for my boss’ family (they are having a rough few weeks) and as far as I know they were a hit with the kids! Unfortunately I did not get to try one myself, but they looked delish! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Ashley — March 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie, so cannot wait to try this recipe!

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    Ashley — March 31, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I made these this weekend and they were so good. So moist and thick and cinnamon sugary!! I posted them on my blog! 🙂

    http://ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/2010/03/snickerdoodle-blondies.html

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Audrey — April 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I made these with a slight variation to the size and crust. My roommates and I nearly died when they were in the oven, the smell was incredible. I took a pan to class and they were devoured. I was slightly happy about this because I would have finished them myself!

    http://mysceneandherd.blogspot.com/2011/03/snickerdoodle-blondies.html

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    beantownbaker — April 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    So glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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    Tara — April 19, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Pinned this. Made it. LOVED it! Recommended it and have shared the recipe to others! Blogged about how great they are: http://spotofteadesigns.com/2014/04/pinned-recipes-tested-with-reviews/

    • beantownbaker — April 21st, 2014 @ 5:13 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them (and pinned them, and blogged about them!)

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