Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting.

Fluffy and easy vanilla cupcakes stuffed with crushed Oreos and topped with a creamy milk chocolate frosting. If you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious!

Cookies 'n Cream Milk Chocolate Cupcakes - if you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious!

What’s black and white and milk chocolate all over? Vanilla cookies & cream cupcakes with fluffy milk chocolate frosting, that’s what. Topped with more cookies & cream crumbles, of course.

I recently made Very Vanilla Cupcakes.  A strikingly white cupcake full of delicate vanilla flavor. The cupcake batter is spiked with real vanilla bean. They truly are wonderful! Today’s cookies & cream version does not use vanilla bean in the batter. I simply spruce up the cupcake batter with vanilla extract and a whole lotta crushed Oreos.

I love how the black Oreo chunks look inside the cupcakes. Like dalmatian spots. ;)

Cookies 'n Cream Milk Chocolate Cupcakes - if you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious!

I considered topping the cupcakes with vanilla frosting.  However, a chocolate craving hit and I just had to go with it.  The milk chocolate frosting used should be  familiar to you.  I used it to frost my Triple Chocolate Layer Cake not too long ago.

The milk chocolate frosting is the fluffiest, smoothest frosting I’ve ever had. My one friend said it almost tastes silky.  It is, hands down, one of my favorite frosting recipes. And luckily – it’s so easy to make!  Would you expect anything less on my website? I favor effortless recipes.  Especially recipes tasting like you slaved in the kitchen all day.

The cupcakes come from a simple batter, with easily available ingredients.  They are ready in about 30 minutes and the frosting takes about 6 minutes total.  You can have a freshly baked cupcake in no time!

Cookies 'n Cream Milk Chocolate Cupcakes - if you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious!

I have a lot of readers ask me – how do your cupcake liners stay grease-free?  Well, this particular cupcake recipe makes about 15 cupcakes and the batter calls for only 1 stick of butter for the entire batch.  There’s not too much grease in the to start with.

But I have another secret.  I often use greaseproof liners! My friends over at Sweets & Treats Boutique make a line of over 40 different patterned liners, all using their unique Colorblock greaseproof material. They also sell party bags, fun paper straws (I just bought several!), and other treat supplies.

Cookies 'n Cream Milk Chocolate Cupcakes - if you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious!

I love the pretty back & white chevron pattern of my liners – it matches the Oreo cookie crumbles on top.

This is a new favorite cupcake. The creamy chocolate frosting, the crushed cookies, the moist and soft vanilla Oreo cupcake hiding underneath, and the designer cupcake liner – these cupcakes truly feel like a real treat when you’re eating one.  Fancy little mini cakes, all to yourself.  That’s one of the reasons I love cupcakes so much. It’s your own individual cake.

If you love cookies & cream flavored anything, these cupcakes are for you!  You can frost them with today’s milk chocolate frosting or my easy vanilla buttercream.  The crushed Oreo decoration on top is completely necessary though. ;)

Cookies 'n Cream Milk Chocolate Cupcakes - if you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious!

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Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcakes

Fluffy and easy vanilla cupcakes stuffed with crushed Oreos and topped with a creamy milk chocolate frosting. If you love chocolate, you have to try these. So unbelievably delicious.

Yield: 15 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

  • 1 and 2/3 cups (210g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup (60g) vanilla greek yogurt (or plain; or regular yogurt; or even sour cream)
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk (cow's milk, soy milk, or almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped Oreo pieces (about 14-15 Oreos)

Milk Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 and 1/2 cups (420g) confections' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (45g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons (45ml) heavy cream*
  • 4-5 crumbled Oreos, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. To make the cupcakes: In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together until combined. Set aside. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Whisk in the granulated sugar. Mixture will be thick. Vigorously whisk in the egg whites, yogurt, milk, and vanilla until combined and uniform in texture. Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Gently fold in the Oreos.
  3. Divide batter among 12 cupcake liners (or 24 mini) and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Bake for 8-9 minutes if making mini cupcakes. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the frosting: Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until smooth and creamy - about 2 minutes. This creates a creamy base for the frosting. Turn speed to LOW and slowly add 3 cups of confectioners' sugar, the cocoa powder, and salt. Beat until sugar/cocoa are absorbed into the butter, about 2 minutes. Turn mixer to medium speed and add the vanilla and cream. Once added, turn the mixer to high speed and beat for 1 minute. Add the last 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar if you'd like to increase the frosting's thickness. Pipe or spread the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes. Top with Oreo crumbles.
  5. Store cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days and in the refrigerator up to 5.

*I strongly urge readers to use heavy cream.  You may use milk or half-and-half, but heavy cream will give the frosting a thicker texture.  I recommend it.

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Funfetti Golden Oreo Fudge

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Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

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1,122 Responses to “Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Frosting.”

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    Abbyposted May 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    My first recipe with the cupcake liners would have to be your cookie and creme cupcakes! I love the way your version looks! You can just imagine how good it tastes by looking at it!!

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    Mickiposted May 7, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Liked Sally on Facebook! This could be trouble haha

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    Violet Oliverposted May 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I would make your Very Vanilla Cupcakes! They look Ah-mazing!

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    Paulineposted May 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Oh wow, those Cookies ‘N Cream cupcakes look devine… would definitely be making those. But first thing I would make are my Rainbow Cookie Cupcakes that my friends have been begging me to make again, and those liners would be the perfect canvas!

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    Paulineposted May 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I follow you on Facebook!

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    Haileyposted May 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I think I would bake these cupcakes- they’re one of the few from your site that I haven’t gotten a chance to try yet! :) I’m making your homemade funfetti cupcakes this weekend for my sister’s graduation party…we are all pretty excited! :)

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    Haileyposted May 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I like your page on Facebook :)

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    Haileyposted May 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Paulineposted May 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest and repinned your Peanut Butter Smore 7 Layer Bars here: http://pinterest.com/pin/233483561904048194/ Just could not resist those, would so be making them right now if I didn’t have less than an hour before I have to get to bed! But I know what’s on the dessert menu this weekend…. Yum!!!

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    Haileyposted May 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I also follow you on Pinterest and just pinned these cupcakes! :)

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    Haileyposted May 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I liked Sweets & Treats Boutique on Facebook :) and realized that boutique is a tricky word to spell ;)

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    Mercedesposted May 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I would make your cookies and cream cupcakes because that frosting looks amazing!

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    Mercedesposted May 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I already Like you on Facebook of course!

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    Mercedesposted May 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I follow you on Twitter

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    Mercedesposted May 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest

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    Mercedesposted May 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I LIke Sweets and Treats Boutique on Facebook

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    Emilyposted May 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    You make the BEST cupcakes! I love that they are so pretty and most of them use healthier option like greek yogurt!

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    Melissa Broxposted May 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    The first cupcakes I would make if I win these fabulous liners would be something chocolate, but I’m not exactly sure what. With so many yummy looking cupcakes on Pinterest, how does one know where to start? Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Melissa Broxposted May 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I like Sweets and Treats on Facebook.

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    Melissa Broxposted May 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Here’s my pin….http://pinterest.com/pin/210121138837105008/ I can’t wait to try these!

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    Melissa Broxposted May 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I like “Sally’s Baking Addiction” on Facebook.

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    Lauren Wallaert - Favors by Laurenposted May 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I would make your easy funfetti cupcakes. I absolutely love the recipe and it would give me a great reason to make them again! I liked your Facebook page. Thank you so much for this opportunity– so exciting.

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    Kristenposted May 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I would make chocolate cupcakes with a peanut butter/confectionary sugar blob in the middle, topped with the choc chip cookie dough frosting. I’ve been dieting but would love to give this a try, and share with friends and/or co-workers using all those colorful wrappers…assuming I just didn’t mix the peanut butter filling and cookie dough frosting together with a spoon and disappear somewhere to devour the whole thing!

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    Ruosiposted May 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I would make your vanilla bean cupcake!!! I think I should win this because I’m supposed to be studying for my MCAT right now but I always get sooooo distracted by your blog because I love it and I wish I could do what you were doing for a living! You are so inspiring! I’ve also liked your fb page and twitter and all that a while back :)

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    :) Zposted May 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Darn it Sally. I was this close to start eating healthier.guess I will be making your lemon cupcakes but with, WAIT FOR IT

    LIME MARSHMALLOW FLUFF BASED FROSTING.

    I’m excited, Sallly. Very excited

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    Courtneyposted May 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I would make Dulce de Leche, Death by Oreo, AND Very Vanilla Cupcakes. These are my favorite flavors and they would look amazing in those pretty liners! :-)

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    Courtneyposted May 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I would make Dulce de Leche, Death by Oreo, and Very Vanilla cupcakes. These are my favorite flavors and they would look awesome in those pretty liners!! :-)

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    Debbie Vposted May 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I’m so happy that I found you on FB!! Your recipes are truly inspiring!

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    Kari VanNoyposted May 8, 2013 at 12:49 am

    You had me at Oreos in the batter! I’d make those first, then the lemon, then the peanut butter! Oh my…will I have any cupcake liners left?!?!

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    Kari VanNoyposted May 8, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I like you on Facebook. :)

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    Kari VanNoyposted May 8, 2013 at 12:50 am

    As of right now, I am your newest follower on Pinterest!

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    Kari VanNoyposted May 8, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I like Sweets and Treats boutique on FB!

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    Kari VanNoyposted May 8, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I also now follow you on Twitter.

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    Pat Salinasposted May 8, 2013 at 2:15 am

    I would definitely make those cookies and cream cupcakes first. That is my favorite!

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    Lindsay M.posted May 8, 2013 at 2:38 am

    I LOVE your blog and follow you on facebook!! I am in love with these adorable cupcake liners, and would be making my husbands fav for his birthday soon, red velvet with cream cheese frosting cupcakes!

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    Jordy Kainposted May 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Sally, I cannot wait to make these cupcakes on Friday for my boyfriend Harri’s birthday! He adores cookies and cream and this recipe looks too delicious NOT to treat him with!
    If I won the cupcake liners, I’d have to remake this OREO recipe because it’ll be my lucky recipe from now on! hahaha congratulations with the blog and the upcoming website and cookbook, I can’t wait til you’re finished.
    Love, Jordy xx
    ps. made those cookie batter cupcakes today for a good friend’s birthday. Everyone ADORED them! Cheers! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on May 8th, 2013 at 8:18 am

      Happy Birthday to Harri! I hope you all enjoy these cupcakes when you make them. And I’m glad you all loved the cookie dough cupcakes!

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    Dawnaposted May 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I have some vanilla beans I need to use up so probably a vanilla bean cupcake with chocolate frosting.

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    Abbyposted May 8, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Following you on fb, pinterest, twitter. :) LOVE your recipes!!!!! I have been looking at your site all morning lol

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted May 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

    i’d make carrot cake cupcakes first!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted May 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

    i like your blog on FB

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted May 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

    i follow you on pinterest & pinned a recipe http://pinterest.com/pin/40180621648077371/

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted May 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

    follow you on twitter

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chefposted May 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

    i like Sweets & Treats Boutique on fb

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    Traciposted May 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I would make some chocolate cupcakes with raspberry frosting because I’ve been wanting to do that forever and these liners would be so great for that. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Olivia Helmposted January 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Sally! Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve finally found the perfect Milk Chocolate Buttercream frosting! I’ve tried to add melted chocolate chips to buttercream before – disaster!! It was not even pipeable, and it began to crumble! I know for sure that this won’t happen with this frosting! I’ll be glad when I have the chance to try this delectable frosting!

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    Julieposted January 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I just made these cupcakes for my suitemate’s birthday, and everyone has said that they are the best cupcakes they have ever eaten! Thank you for the amazing recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      What a compliment! Happy to hear it, Julie.

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    yiotaposted March 11, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Good morning!!! I am from Greece and i want to say that i’m in love with your site…i’m in love with cupcakes!!!you are the best!!thanks for sharing your recipes with us!Have a nice day!!!! :D

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    Snehaposted March 11, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Hi Sally, want to make these cupcakes but not sure of the measurements as they r not in grams.pls could u help .

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    • Sallyreplied on March 11th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Just updated to include grams.

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    Nicole Dposted March 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I want to make these for my Boyfriend’s Birthday. Could this be made into a double layer cake? If so how long should it bake and does the temperature change?
    Thanks so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 19th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      It can be made into a double layer cake – yes. You have two options. (1) Pour batter into a 9×2 inch pan, bake for 30-35 minutes or until baked through. Cool, then slice the cake horizontally to create two layers. Frost. (2) Double the cake recipe and bake in two separate 9-inch cake pans for 1 extra tall layer cake. Double the frosting recipe as well.

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      • Nicole Dreplied on March 23rd, 2014 at 6:07 pm

        Turned out delicious, the bf loved it. Thank you!

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    Melindaposted April 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Ok so I recently made these and the fresh strawberry cupcakes for my birthday… And I had such high hopes for them!! I followed the recipes exactly…. And sadly they didn’t turn out very good. The frostings were both great! But the cupcake part…. It was like way too dense…. Kind of chewy. My sister in law is the cupcake expert in our family and she says she always uses a mixer in the batter to fluff it up and keep it from getting dense. But I read that you don’t do that. Also I should note… I did bake the strawberry ones a bit longer than 20 mins because I kept putting a toothpick in and it didn’t come out clean. I think maybe I put in too much puree and that messed with the texture? And maybe too much oreos in this batter? I dunno. Was kind of bummed.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 8th, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Hey Melinda! I actually find using a mixer is an easy way to overmix the batter, which will lend a tough textured cupcake. So sorry you didn’t care for my cupcake recipes! You can try using cake flour – a much softer flour than all-purpose. I use it all the time.

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    Elleposted April 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    hi sally,

    I can’t wait to make this for my son’s birthday on saturday! can I use heavy whipping cream instead of heavy cream for the frosting? what is the difference? thank you for any advice :)
    I will also be making the funetti cookies for his class party.
    awesome blog..thanks for yummy adorable ideas.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 8th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      They’re essentially the same thing, though heavy cream has a very slight less fat percentage. Both can be used interchangeably in my frosting recipes.

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    Wadad Jomaaposted May 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    This recipe sounds great! I do have a question about the amount of frosting the recipe makes. Does it make enough to heavily frost all fifteen cupcakes? Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 31st, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Yes

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    Karenposted June 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I want to make this recipe into a 9 x 13 single layer cake. Would I double the cake recipe?

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    • Sallyreplied on June 13th, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Yep! I’m unsure of the bake time.

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    Courtneyposted June 24, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    HUGE HIT!! I folded oreo’s into the vanilla butter cream (cookies n cream :) )and garnished the frosting with even more cookie crumbles! Delicious!!!

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