You know how you just crave certain things all of a sudden, and then once you think about it, that’s it, the craving won’t stop. Well, that’s what happened this week when I thought of Oreos. Suddenly I was craving mint Oreo ice cream, and then of course because I get my inspiration for cupcakes from other foods, smells and tastes, that’s when I thought, “Oh yes, chocolate mint Oreo cupcakes.”
What could be more delightful than a Hershey’s chocolate cupcake stuffed with Oreo cookies and then topped with a mint butter cream icing blended up with chopped Oreo cookies. When I made these and bit into them, I got so excited that I think I screeched like a little girl for a moment (yes, these cupcakes turned me into a 5 year old for a split second. Let’s just say I’m glad no one was around for that!)
Now these aren’t the most elegant looking cupcakes, but I thought it might be kinda cool to make the icing look like a lump of mint Oreo ice cream (see my craving up above and then you will understand why I wanted it to look like ice cream). So basically, I just slapped the icing on and smoothed it down with a spatula and then it was all over from there (well at least for one cupcake).