OREO Surprise Cupcake – Recipe

Oreo Cookie Cupcakes are the best!

oast your glass of milk to one of these!  This is one of my Mom’s favorite cupcakes recipes of all times. “The only problem is”, she says, ” is that they are so very hard to find.”  Well it was hard to find them until I started making them. Now she’s joining a gym – so I’d say I’m pretty good at making them.

Are you an OREO lover? Then try stuffing these your mouth with a glass of cold milk – your taste buds will thank you. What you’ll need is:

  • 1 pkg.  (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp.  sugar
  • 24 Oreo Cookies or 48 Mini OREO Bite Size Cookies
  • 1-1/2
  • cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Once you have all of your ingredients set out and ready to go:

HEAT oven to 350°F.

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Mix cream cheese, egg and sugar until well blended.

SPOON half the cake batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Top each with about 1-1/2 tsp. cream cheese mixture and 1 cookie; cover with remaining cake batter.

BAKE 19 to 22 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

FROST with COOL WHIP and top with remaining cookies or you can make a custom COOKIES & CREAM frosting. You’ll need:

Frosting Ingredients:

3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup salted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 Tablespoons whipping cream
12 Oreo (cream-filled sandwich cookies- chocolate or vanilla), crumbled finely
12 to 15 additional Oreo’s for garnish (optional)

Mixing Directions:

1. In a large bowl, with a hand or stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter on low speed. Mix until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for desired spreading/piping consistency. Add the cookie crumbles and mix just until combined.

3. Scoop into a piping bag with a wide tip and pipe decoratively onto cupcakes, or spread onto cupcakes as desired. Garnish with a whole Oreo cookie.

Yield: Frosting for 12 to 15 cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 min

 Personally I make the Cookies & Creme frosting, because it completes the OREO flavor (to me) more so than the whipped cream. Either way, you’ve got a winning cupcake and a few extra shillings in your allowance, [subliminal suggestion].  Good luck on your quest. If you use the recipe be sure to come back and tell me how they came out and if you enjoyed them as much as me and mom.

#Sweets4TheSweets!

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