Oreo crazy!

July 29, 2010

Ben is a sucker for Oreo's, while I myself just like one every once in a while. Normally we only get one when other people have them but after a recent trip to the beach with my uncle who works for Nabisco, we ended up coming back with lots of them. Then of course we ended up coming home with a carton of cookies and creme ice cream after our last trip to the grocery store.

Yesterday I came across this recipe on another blog and took this as an opportunity to quell my boredom of a week off of work. I made a few changes but in general, these were amazing and will be in my repertoire of recipes from now on.

1) I crushed my oreos to be much finer than the original recipe called for and I am glad that I did because when I got a few chunky pieces they made the cupcake fall apart.

2) I used crushed oreos in the frosting as well because I am not personally a fan of a garnish that you have to take off and eat separately. Sometimes they are appropriate but when you can make it part of the cupcake or frosting, why not. (Speaking of, I have another cookie recipe where it is appropriate to have the cookie garnish but I will have to share that one later). Now, while this made the cupcake look like it was covered in cement, I promise it tastes nothing like it. I tried piping on the frosting, but I had a chunk of cookie jam the tip so I had to settle with spreading it on.

3) The recipe calls for half an oreo to be on the bottom but it stuck to the liner which then made the cupcake stick to the lining. I will either not include it next time, or spray the bottom of the liner with cooking spray first.

4) My cupcakes took about 10 minutes more in the oven but as any baker knows, every oven is different so monitor them yourself.

I will stop talking now so that you all can see the pictures. Enjoy!