Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monster Cookie Cupcakes

Yesterday I had the day off school... gotta love celebrating the little holidays. (Yay for our Presidents!)

So I spent the day how all days off should be spent - baking. I have had this cupcake idea in my ahead for quite awhile now, and finally got to test it out!

Introducing... the Monster Cookie Cupcake!

 Monster cookies are one of the best cookies in the entire world - peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, M&M's. Yum. (Would you believe there are people in this world who have never even heard of a monster cookie? Cough cough, my Business Man.)

These cupcakes start out with an oatmeal-M&M cookie base, then a vanilla cake layer loaded with mini chocolate chips. Then they're frosted with peanut butter buttercream, and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.

It's like the best combination of chewy cookie, fluffy cake, and lightly whipped peanut butter goodness.

You start with the cookie dough base. (One of the best parts of this recipe? Cookie dough bites and cake batter licks. The best of both worlds.)

Then you press the dough into cupcake liners.

Next, mix up your vanilla cake batter.

The cake batter goes on top of the cookie dough and into the oven!

Man oh man, I was so excited about these cupcakes I pretty much sat and watched them bake. 

After they cool, just frost them with a little a gigantic blob of peanut buttercream, sprinkle with a bit of sea salt, and devour!

These cupcakes have earned a spot in my "Top 3" cupcakes of all times, for sure. We took them to our small group last night, and came home with one measly cupcake! (Which is definitely for the best... we do not need a dozen of these bad boys sitting around!)

Don't you just want to take a bite?


Running Girl said...

I need to stop looking at your recipes, because you are a girl after my own heart. YUM.

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