It was Wayne's turn to bring in something for his office's monthly birthday celebration, and he requested cupcakes. I wanted something more than just plain cupcakes from a mix, and the internet came to the rescue. He actually wanted to take at least 3 dozen, and since one batch is usually 2 dozen, I had an excuse to try two different recipes. That was a good thing, because I couldn't decide between these two -
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes - both of which received rave reviews.
I'll let you go to the original website for the recipe, and you definitely should give these a try some time. Then you can let me know which one you like better. Both of them were a hit with the co-workers, and we were asked to bring them again next time. That's a pretty great compliment!
The first step in the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes is to make the filling so that it can chill for an hour or so. I decided to do that before I went to the grocery store to stock up on the unsalted butter the recipe required (two pounds - these aren't low calorie!), and it's a good thing I did, because I discovered that sweetened condensed milk can turn into dulce de leche all by itself just sitting in your pantry for years (or maybe that needs a day in a moving van in June). Anyway, I needed to add that to the list.
|The cupcake batter|
|Ready to bake|
|Adding the filling - the "cone" method|
|Showing cookie dough filling under frosting.|
|Showing the Oreo half at the bottom.|
I remembered to take pictures when I made them this year: