Apparently the Super Bowl and Oreos go together. Shock to me. How about you? We went to a Super Bowl party and I needed to take a dessert. No problem. I love making desserts. The problem that comes in is what dessert should I make? Really, the sky is the limit when it comes to me and desserts. You never know what I will bring. It might be brownies. It might be cheesecake.
I decided I wanted to make cupcakes. But what cupcakes? I looked at at least 50 recipes (Really.) I saw bacon and chive cupcakes and buffalo wing cupcakes – complete with a REAL hot wing topper. I just couldn’t quite get into making those even though they sounded fun. They looked kind of gross with that hot wing perched up on top.
I kept coming back to the Oreos in my cabinet and cookies and cream cupcakes. How about two desserts mixed into one? The best recipe I came across was from Bakerella. I am just linking the recipe because it was perfect as it was and I don’t mess with perfection…usually. Highlight “Bakerella” in the last sentence to get there. I opted for the “whole cookie in the bottom” route. You will see what I mean when you check out the recipe. I also skipped her icing recipe and made my own.
The icing itself was like Oreo filling! It literally melts in your mouth because of the coconut oil I used. I wish I could give you the recipe but I can’t. When it comes to icing I dump a bit of 10x sugar in, add a bit of Coconut Oil (I mix the oil by itself for a bit first because at this time of year it is a solid and rather lumpy), add heavy cream and a splash of vanilla and mix away. I add a bit more of any of the above ingredients to get the texture and taste I want.
Frost the cupcakes. Dust the top with crumbled cookie crumbs. Refrigerate until you serve since the coconut oil gets soft. Try not to eat them all.
Makes approximately 18 cupcakes.
BEST CUPCAKES EVER!!! Really.