Cookies! And cream!!

So this insane heat wave finally broke (sort of), so I felt that I wouldn’t have a heat stroke if I turned on the oven and played with flour and eggs again!

I stumbled upon this recipe for cookies and cream cupcakes and thought, “duh.”  It’s only the best flavor of ice cream ever, so what’s not to love about having it in cupcake form??  Nothing.

A couple of irritations with this though: 1) if you follow the recipe, you need 2 packs of Oreos–I’m cheap and didn’t want extras lying around my kitchen, so no cookie crumble topping.  2) I kind of loathe working with cream cheese, so while the frosting tastes pretty amazing, it’s for sure more of a glaze than I would ever want it to be.

Other than that, I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out 🙂

Mickey/Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

A good friend of mine just got to spend a whole week at Disney World with her family.  I’m jealous to the core!  Not only do I love Disney, but it’s winter up here and I’d give anything for a day with temperatures in the upper 70s!  Her birthday fell during the week she was gone, so as a “happy birthday” and “welcome home we missed you a bunch” treat, we made Minnie Mouse cupcakes!  They are just like Mickey Mouse cupcakes, except the wrappers are red with white polka-dots.

They were super easy–just shove Oreos (regular and mini) into the frosted cupcake for the head and ears–and tasted awesome!