Saturday, April 25, 2009

Homemade Oreos and Oreo Cupcakes!

A quick post to show the homemade Oreos I made...and Oreo Cupcakes!

The batter spilled over on some of the cupcakes so they look a bit deformed :). Fortunately, the taste was not affected. I still need to work on decorating. I had trouble making pretty, consistent spirals with my piping bag due to the chunks of Oreos in the buttercream icing.

To make the Oreos, I used the recipe on Smitten Kitchen. The cookie dough and filling were really easy to put together. Go to her site, and see her beautiful photos of these delicious cookies.

The cookies are softer than the crunchy ones you find in the store; however, the filling tastes exactly like the Oreo filling! In my opinion, the homemade versions taste better than the store versions, and I plan to make these again for my students during their final exams. They will be so surprised.

For the cupcakes, I used the Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake recipe, and it will forever be my go-to chocolate cake recipe. The cupcakes are so moist!! I substituted 1/2 of the milk with buttermilk and added Oreos to the batter and the icing. The idea to make these cupcakes, the addition of Oreos to the batter, and the icing recipe came from Heather Drive. Thanks, Heather!

I have over a dozen cupcakes in the freezer now for future consumption. I also plan to give some away to my colleague/neighbor. For some reason, he never complains about my tendency to give him all of my leftover treats! :P

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