Cookies & Cream Cupcakes are pretty popular right now. There are lots of different versions and variations depending on which website or blog you visit. My mom made some a couple of months back and they were delicious! I guess I could add one more version right? My favorite part (besides the oreo cookie baked into the cake) is the oreo cream added to the frosting…they were just setting there so I thought to myself why not?
1 cup shortening, at room temperature
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 lbs. powdered sugar
4 tablespoons very cold milk
1 cup Oreo cookies crushed (creams removed and set aside for frosting)Cream butter and shortening in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add salt and vanilla extract. Begin sifting in the powdered sugar in slowly, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Stir in oreo creams (set aside from cookies) until combined. Begin adding milk slowly, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Fold in marshmallow creme and crushed Oreo cookies. Frost cooled cupcakes as desired. Garnish with crushed oreos or mini oreos.