Monday, June 20, 2011

Oreo Cupcakes

 We made these this past weekend.  Let me tell you, I am a sucker for Oreos..and peanut butter, but today we are talking about Oreos.  And since I LOVE cupcakes, I knew these would be a good match-AND to make it even easier, there is now a premade Oreo frosting!-That I happened to have a $1 off coupon for :).  I would make my own, but I have yet to find a homemade butter cream frosting that I like (maybe because by making it I know how much fat and sugars are probably in it).  But these are seriously good.  The Oreos in the batter and at the bottom of the cookie make these oh so yummy.  I wanted to make a white cake but the hubs voted for Chocolate, and since he doesn't often give input (and we were having a white cake the next day for Memorial Day) I went with Chocolate, and I am glad I did!

Dark Chocolate cake mix (so you will also need eggs, oil, and water)
24 Double stuffed oreo cookies
Oreo frosting (or homemade frosting with added oreo crumbs)

1.  Make cake according to instructions.
2.  Take the top cookie off an Oreo, leaving the cream on the bottom cookie, and place in cupcake liner.
3.  Break the remaining tops into pieces and mix the cookies into the batter (feel free to leave some out for garnish if you would like).
4.  Pour batter over Oreos and cook according to instructions on box.
5. Cool and Frost!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


By: Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

This is currently a favorite book at our house.  It is requested by name (sorta) "cake"-ok, not sorta, but it is about cupcakes.  We are learning about colors and we almost have pink down.  This is such a cute book.  I enjoy reading it because of the animation in the reading.  The illustrastions are fun as well.  It is just an all over fun read, for parents/teachers, and kids!

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

If you like coconut, oatmeal and chocolate, you'll probably love these cookies-I did.  They are so soft and good.  I found them on a blog I was stalking (what a great past time), and it is one I will frequent more.  Check it out: This week for Dinner.  And check out these cookies too!

 Originally from Barbara Boczany but found on This week for Dinner

- 2 sticks unsalted butter (I used salted butter because it was all I had, but you have to cut the added salt in halfish)
- 1 C brown sugar, packed
- 6 T sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 C flour
- 2 1/4 C oats
- 1 1/2 C coconut
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chunks (2 cups) (I used mini chocolate chips)
- 3/4 C chopped almonds

1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 
2. Beat butter and sugars at high speed until fluffy. 
3. Add eggs and beat till blended. Beat in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. 
4. Add flour and mix at low speed until blended. 
5. Stir in oats, coconut, chocolate and almonds.
6. Arrange 1/4 cup mounds about 3 inches apart on large buttered baking sheets. Pat down to 1/2 inch. Bake in upper oven, rotation occasionally, 15-18 mins. ( I made mine smaller and cooked for 11-13 min, but I also made some 1/4 cup sized cookies and like the gooeyness of those better than the small ones).
7. Cool one minute. Transfer to cooling rack.