Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

If you’ve followed my blog in any capacity, you know I’m no stranger to cookies and cream flavored desserts. I’m not going to discount how delicious any of the previous recipes are, because they are wonderful and great, but these cupcakes, you guys… It’s a whole different level.

You will need:
1 box of Oreos
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large egg whites
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Mini Oreos for garnish (optional)

And for the frosting:
10 Tbsp butter, firm but not cold
10 oz. cream cheese, cold
2 1/2 Tbsp sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with 24 paper muffin cups. Carefully split 24 Oreos into halves, leaving cream filling attached to one side (save filling free cookie sides to crush and sprinkle over frosted cupcakes). Place 1 Oreo half, with cream filling side up, at the bottom of each muffin cup, and set aside. Take your remaining Oreos and chop them, or have them aside whole and allow your standing mixer to chop them when mixing.

In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a separate bowl, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in egg whites, one at a time, mixing until combined after each addition. Again in a separate bowl, whisk together milk, vanilla, and sour cream.

Working in two separate batches, add flour mixture followed by milk mixture to butter mixture, and mix just until combine after each addition. Fold in chopped Oreos. Evenly divide batter among prepared muffins cups (pouring it over the tops of the Oreo halves), filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven about 17-23 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

While cupcakes are cooling, prepare your frosting. Whip together butter and cream cheese until fluffy, about 1 minute. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and mix until smooth, light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes, garnish with crushed Oreos or mini Oreos or both, and ENJOY this seriously unbelievable cupcake!

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3 thoughts on “Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

  1. These look incredible! SO yummy! I love the pattern on the bottom of the cupcake from the biscuit.

  2. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    yum!! this is genius! 😀
    as a complete cookies and cream fan… i gotta try this 🙂
    thanks!

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