Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cupcakes.

Hey you know how I just posted that I liked feeding people?  Well, I recently had a little dinner party (that I'll  be posting on soon) and made these cupcakes.  They are an updated version of my previous Oreo cupcakes... And these are about a million times better.  Which is funny, since the other ones were already amazing. 
Once again, get a package of Oreos.  I'm pretty sure most good things in life might begin with those words.  I bought mint Oreos for this version. 
And once again, I placed one into the bottom of each cupcake liner.
I melted an entire box (well not counting the ones my family snuck when they thought I wasn't looking) of Andes Mints and poured them into some chocolate cake batter.  (I used a box mix.)


I used the same icing recipe, (below) but I added some of the crushed mint Oreos instead of regular ones, and a few drops of green food coloring. 
I topped each cupcake with a Godiva mint truffle, because I love my friends, and that's who these were for.
They were so good I had to give them all away.  You know what I mean, right?  You can't have something so tempting in the house or you'll be in trouble... so do yourself a favor, and make these for a big party or you'll be shaking your fist at me later...  (grin)
I found these adorable green and white gingham cupcake liners (and most other cupcake liners I use) from Michaels.  You can also visit www.bakeitpretty.com for more amazing choices. 

Mint Oreo Frosting
*Beat 4 1/2 sticks room-temperature butter and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until pale and fluffy.  Gradually add an additional 5 1/4 cups powdered sugar.  Add 1 1/2 tbsp milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  Beat until pale and fluffy.  Now stir in 2 cups crushed Mint Oreo cookies.  Store at room temperature until ready to use.

23 comments:

Deborah said...

Those look yummy. I can't wait to try them, at my next party of course, because I absolutely can't have those laying around my house. Thanks for sharing.

Would you mind sharing your banana bread/with chocolate chips recipe you posted about in a previous post.

Alicia said...

oh you are bad bad bad for me, girl! i would definately eat them all!! maybe for a party, i would be ok...maybe. if i didn't hide a dozen before the party, that is :)

Claire said...

Mmmm mint oreos cupcakes! they look so good. i especially like the picture where you pointed out the oreo cream in the frosting :)

Lswanson2 said...

I think I stumbled upon something of your's on pinterest, and I have been hooked ever since...I just wanted you to know how much I look forward to your blog posts and how they inspire me! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy said...

you had me at chocolate mint :)

Seattle Gal said...

I am so making these. Did you use a vanilla cake mix?

Mikal said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Seattle Gal, I used chocolate cake mix for this batch and vanilla for the original version.

Deborah, I just used the Better Homes and Gardens banana bread recipe, doubled it for two pans, and split a cup of dark chocolate chips between the two- I just sprinkled them right onto the top of the batter before baking.

Jeannie said...

You are such a good mom, wife, friend, not to mentioned blessed with many gifts in many areas. Thanks for sharing!

Reese and Leigh said...

I bet I could find a pretty good reason to make and eat a dozen cupcakes right now...by myself...

MK said...

my husband said you had him at mint oreo... ;) Too bad my daughter has a milk protein allergy (we try not to eat what she can't) or we would be eating these every weekend.

Jodi said...

OK! "Sugar Nazi" you totally make me crack up with all the cupcakes this summer. They look soo yummy! Luv you Sash! Jodi J

Little For A Little While said...

I was just going to ask you where you find your cute cupcake liners, thanks for sharing! I'm practicing my cupcake frosting skills this week, I can only dream to make them look as fluffy and fancy as yours!

carissa said...

be still my heart. my best friend has a baby shower coming up and her favorite flavor of most anything is mint chocolate chip. for the favors i planned to make mason jar cupcakes. i'm going to adapt this recipe for it. i'm going to rock this one. all thanks to you. : )

Cassie said...

Yes, please! These are going in the 'must bake' file! They look awesome!!

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

YUM. Do you offer them via snail mail service? ;-)

Melissa from the Blue House said...

OH MY GOODNESS. And I'm trying to start a diet today.

I'll definitely bookmark this to come back to when I"m all buff and fly and can eat stuff like oreo cupcakes. :(

Farmgirl Paints said...

holy cow friend WHY can't you live across the street!!!??? geesh. God knew i'd weigh 300 pounds if you did;) okay where's the mountain pics??

Courtney Walsh said...

Did I tell you I'm not eating sugar?? That would make you the devil. lol Just kidding... I cannot WAIT to try these (when I'm eating sugar again.) Mint is my absolute FAVORITE!

they're so pretty too!!!

Kelli said...

OH.MY!

Pink Rufflez said...

Wow - those are just beautiful!

Samantha said...

I had to come back and comment on these because I made them yesterday. Learned that if you put them in the middle they come out much better and you lose the risk of burning the cookies on the bottom. We did half in middle and half on bottom. Hubs LOVES them and will be making them again! Oh and try them with the fudge mint oreos inside.. YUMMY!

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