Oreo cookies are so good, aren't they? Pair them with a big glass of milk and you have the recipe for eternal happiness right there in front of you. Sadly, in my house a box of Oreo's doesn't last long enough to do anything creative with them. Knowing this, on my way home from uni I bought a box, took it home and hid it behind the cat food. He'll never look there, I thought smugly, and I was right, he didn't.
Today, I broke the box out of it's kitty-licious hiding place after reading about these fabulous cupcakes on Good Mood Food, my new daily read. The frosting was such a light alternative to the heavy versions you usually associate with cupcakes. The whipped cream gave a refreshing lightness while the crumb was very dense, it was the perfect combination.
I omitted the chocolate chips as I didn't have any handy and couldn't be bothered to chop a bar after mercilessly bashing 8 cookies to death. Also, the original recipe states the batter is enough for 8 cupcakes but I spread it out over 12 cases and still ended up with larger than average cuppies. I think I'll use this recipe as the base for all of my future cupcakes, they're flippin' massive!
I tried to give the dreggs of cream left in the bottom of the pot to my cats as a nice surprise and you'd think I was forcing rat poisoning upon them. I really believe I have lactose intolerant cats, or really fussy ones.