Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sasha's Kitchen: Oreo Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Last weekend, I made a batch of a dozen of Oreo Cookie Cupcakes for my Modern Art Series Cupcakes.  Until now, I have not revealed what happened to the other two cupcakes in the batch, since there were only 10 modern artist themed cupcakes in the batch.  I took two of the extra cupcakes and prepared a new Cookie Monster themed cupcake for a new cooking with kids project, that I can't wait to make someday with my own children.  Cookie Monster was always my favorite Sesame Street Character growing up, and I think that these cupcakes are perfect for parents looking for a fun project in the kitchen with young children.  They are also quite simple to make and they come out looking pretty good as well.

Sasha's Oreo Cookie Cupcakes  (Makes approximately 12)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 stick of butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup of milk
5 oreo cookies, chopped with a nut chopper

To prepare the cupcakes, beat the butter and the sugar in your artisan mixer basin on medium high speed until combined and smooth.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.  Alternate mixing in the dry ingredients and the milk.  You can add a little but more milk it the cupcake batter is too chunky.

Fill silicon cupcake trays with paper for foil liners, each about 3/4 full.  Bake at 350 F for about 25 minutes until very slightly golden on top, and cooked through.  To make sure they are done, but not overcooked, test with a toothpick.  When it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done.

Cookie Monster Frosting  (makes enough to frost about 12-15 cupcakes)
1/2 oreo cookie for each cupcake
blue sprinkles
Fondant for eyes (for this recipe, you are best off purchasing ready to use white fondant)
black gourmet writer
1 stick of butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
blue food coloring (use gel based food colors)
Approximately 1/4 cup heavy cream

Beat the butter, confectioners sugar and cream cheese until combined and increase to beat at high speed for a few minutes until you have a fluffy icing.  Add heavy cream as needed to thin the icing to the desired consistency.  I usually add about a quarter cup.  Beat in a drop of gel based blue food coloring.  Don't use water based food colorings as they may be problematic with the heavy cream.

To make the cookie monster cupcakes, use a spatula to frost each cupcake with the blue icing.  To avoid making a mess, don't over-frost.   Dip the cupcakes in the blue sprinkles to give the monster-fur the right texture.  Make the eyes out of fondant using the black gourmet writer pen that writes on food and then cut them out of the fondant.  Attach the eyes to the cupcake with a bit of icing.  Cut an Oreo Cookie in half and use to make the mouth, attaching with some frosting.

Click here for red velvet cupcakes; click here for sushi cupcakes; click here for modern art series cupcakes; click here for cute carrot papaya cupcakes

To make popovers with your kids for brunch, click here for Matt's recipe.

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  1. Awesome cupcakes sasha!

    I like these ones too!!!

  2. Sasha, these came out great!

  3. the orea cookie mouths are 2 cute! going to try and make a batch this week

  4. These are adorable Sasha! Your very talented at decorating! I love them.


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