I’m a baker at heart and the more years that go by the more I love baking and trying new recipes. For Peighton’s birthday a Milk and Cookies party, we made chocolate cupcakes with a homemade cookies and cream frosting garnished with an oreo. When it comes to parties for the girls, I like to take a semi-homemade approach. The way I do this, is by making box mix cupcakes with homemade frosting. Everyone is always impressed by the effort when the frosting is homemade, they don’t even realize that the cake is from a box. Shhhh don’t tell anyone my secret, okay?
Delicious homemade cookies and cream frosting
For these cupcakes I made a couple boxes of devil’s food chocolate cupcakes and topped them with the best cookies and cream frosting. The key to really good homemade frosting is room temperature butter and to whip it until smooth (careful to not overwhip).
How cute are these chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting? The little cookie topper was perfect for the milk and cookies party.
To make the cookie and cream frosting you’ll need 2 sticks of unsalted butter brought to room temperature. In the bowl of your mixer, whip the butter for about one minute. Gradually add in 3 cups of confectioner sugar, about 1 cup at a time, making sure that the sugar is completely mixed in before adding the next cup. Once all of the sugar is incorprated, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and a half cup of heavy cream to the butter/sugar mixture. Allow the frosting to whip for about two minutes until it’s fluffy with stiff peaks. Smash about 8-10 chocolate sandwich cookies into small pieces and fold them into the frosting just until combined. Pipe cookies and cream frosting onto the cupcakes.
Another party favorite recipe is my classic sugar cookie recipe perfect for frosted sugar cookies.
Cookies and Cream Frosting
Cookies and Cream Frosting for the perfect Cookies and Cream cupcake
- 2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
- 3 c. confectioner sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 c. whipping cream
- 8-10 chocolate sandwich cookies smashed up
- In a medium sized bowl, with a mixer, whip up butter for about a minute.
- Gradually add in confectioner sugar in batches, mixing after every batch until all 3 cups are mixed in smoothly.
- Add vanilla and whipping cream and whip for about 2 minutes or until the frosting forms stiff peaks.
- Add in the sandwich cookie crumbles and mix just until combined.
- Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.