1cuporeo crumbsoreos completely crushed in a blender & then strained
mini oreosfor decorating the cupcakes
Line a muffin pan with cupcakes liners, set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
In a bowl sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Using your mixer, beat the eggs and both the sugars together till creamy & pale in color, around 3-4 minutes.
Add oil, vanilla and mix till combined.
Add the flour mixture and buttermilk in batches, starting and ending with flour.
Mix the batter till everything is well combined but do not over-mix.
Fold in the broken Oreo pieces, stir and combine.
Place an Oreo on the bottom of each cupcake liner or twist the Oreo and put one cookie at the bottom of the pan with cream side up [I did this].
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes on until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Mine were done in 16 minutes.
Cool the cupcakes on wire rack before frosting them.
Cookies & Cream Frosting
Crush Oreos in a blender to get Oreo crumbs. Strain the mixture to get rid of any bigger chunks.
Using your mixer, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy.
With mixture at low speed, add 1 cup of confectioners sugar. Mix till it's incorporated with the butter and cream cheese and then beat it at high speed for 30 seconds. Add the remaining sugar and mix. Also add the salt.
Add vanilla and cream/milk and mix.
Add Oreo crumbs and beat till frosting is smooth and creamy.