Day 116 – Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes

24 Nov

So, I must confess.  I have a weakness of Oatmeal Chocolate things. 

My mom used to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies….we, she still does, I’m just not there to eat them anymore.  Anyway, it was kinda the only dessert that she made from scratch.  But with good reason.  They’re amazing!  And once you hit the nail on the head, why mess with it?!  So, oatmeal and chocolate together has become my “comfort food” in my adult life.  It reminds me of her cookies.  And of home. 

That’s why these Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes (recipe below from Recipe Girl) were definitely on my list.  (And thanks again to Christy for pointing me in their direction!!)  Today’s book is also about as “comfort food”-ish as a book can get: The Hardy Boys – The Secret of Pirates’ Hill by Franklin W. Dixon.

DC Oatmeal Cookie Cupcake     Mini-Oat-Cupcake

The cookie-cakes are extremely thick and dense. I mean, they’re just like a cookie, but a triple-sized cookie. Super-sized!  They do taste like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. I, personally, could go for even more chocolate, but I have a feeling that’s where the ganache comes in.

Dark-Chocolate-Ganache

The ganache is smooth and thick, really easy to pipe on.  It’s got a very dark chocolate taste.

DC-Oat-cupcake     Mini-DC-Oat-cupcake

Oh yeah. There’s the chocolate I wanted. Together the parts make this everything you could want from a chocolate oatmeal cookie cupcake. It’s not exactly like eating a cupcake, but it is exactly like eating a fully-justified-triple-decker-oatmeal-chocolate-cookie!

Notes: My cakes baked almost twice as long as the recipe called for, so make sure you pay attention to the time and the density the recipe calls for.

Cookie-cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4.5
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes (recipe from Recipe Girl)

COOKIES:
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Gold Medal® Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 cups quick-cooking oats
6 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped into chunks (or use chocolate chips)

GANACHE (optional):
2 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped into chunks (or use chocolate chips)
1/2 tablespoon cream (whipping cream or heavy whipping cream)

For directions visit Recipe Girl.

*Tomorrow: Turtle Cupcakes*

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