Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mourning Mint Cookies n Creme Cupcakes

We had to put my very old and very dearest kitty to sleep on Friday. She was my baby for 20 years, but she was ill and had a seizure. I've been really good about this no processed sugar thing I am doing, but this weekend, i'm dropping it as a sign of mourning. Just for the weekend. Mom found this recipe in a Good Housekeeping magazine. The recipe is technically for mini cupcakes, but we made regular sized ones. We cut the recipe in half and made 8 regular sized. We also cut the sugar in half.

Enjoy. Love you Tara (my kitty).

Cookies n' Cream Minis
Makes 36 mini cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 Oreos, crumbled (we used mint creme ones)

2 cups confectioners sugar (we used 1)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp vanilla*
Crushed cookies for on top
*I also added 1/4 tsp Creme de Menthe (alcoholic)

Heat oven to 350. Line 36 indents of mini muffin pans with paper liners or foil liners. In small bowl whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl beat butter till smooth. Beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

On low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and sour cream into the butter mixture. Beginning and ending with flour. Add milk and vanilla; fold in cookie pieces.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Frost as desired, sprinkle with crushed cookies if desired.


Erin said...

Aw, I'm so sorry about your kitty. :( (The cupcakes look fabulous, though...)

Anne said...

Yeah, sorry about your cat, Miss Garby. That's one long friendship you had!!