Friday, March 23, 2012

Cookie Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting!


Oh MY! These are heavenly! I love cookies and I love cupcakes! So today I thought, why not make cookie cupcakes!?!

Oatmeal Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
WATCH MY YOUTUBE VIDEO ON HOW TO FROST THESE HERE!  


Ingredients:

1 cup of butter
1 cup of brown sugar (packed)
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
3 cups of (uncooked) oats
1/2 bag of mini chocolate chips
1/2 bag of butterscotch chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray

Cream together butter and sugars until smooth; beat in eggs and vanilla
In a separate bowl; combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together then beat into the creamed mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate/butterscotch chips

Roll dough into balls and press to flatten into muffin tin


Bake for 11-13 minutes....(makes about 54 mini cupcakes) Note: the center will fall in a bit


Let them cool in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes before taking out them out to cool on a cooling rack

Now it's time to make the buttercream frosting!!! Yay! I mean seriously, is there anything better than buttercream frosting?

Ingredients: 

2 sticks of butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of salt
2-3 tbsp of milk 
Cream together butter and slowly add in the powdered sugar and the rest of the ingredients

I used a piping bag with the 1M Star tip to get the swirls on my cupcakes and added a mini chocolate chip in the center. I will be posting a video soon on how to get the swirls to look like this!

CUTENESS! RIGHT?


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