Day 145 – Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes

23 Dec

As I might have mentioned before, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies were my mom’s specialty when I was growing up. And I. Love.  Them.   So, how could I possibly resist these Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Filling and Brown Sugar Frosting (recipe below from Rachel’s Cookery)?  Oatmeal.  Chocolate.  Cinnamon Cream Cheese.  AND Brown Sugar.  Where do I sign?

But first.  A little Musical Monday to get us into the holiday mood!   Today’s Musical Monday is not a video (though, of course, there’s an intro video below).  Today’s music is a wonderful take on “The Christmas Song”.  So, check that out below!!

(Click the link below to hear the song:)

“The Christmas Song in 7” performed by Andrea Kester Lewis

Now that we are in the holiday spirit, let’s dig into some cupcakes!

Oatmeal-Cupcake     Mini-Oatmeal-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense with an oatmeal texture. Thick and lumpy. Sounds like a bad thing, but it isn’t. Kinda like an oatmeal cookie, but a really big, squishy one.  They have a cinnamon oatmeal flavor. Not overly sweet or exciting. Just nice and simple.

Cinnamon-Cream-Cheese

The filling is smooth and creamy.  It tastes like a very cinnamon-packed cream cheese frosting OR a like a cinnamon ice cream (especially from Ted & Wally’s – in Omaha – which I frequented as a kid).  LOVE!

Brown-Sugar-Frosting

The frosting is really thick and smooth.  It’s got a nice brown sugar-caramel flavor.

Note: My frosting was super thick after 2 cups of powered sugar, so add just a little at a time!

Oatmeal-Cookie-Cupcake     Mini-Oatmeal-Cookie

There is a lot going on in this cupcake. I feel like I’d like it better with 1 less part. It’s like an oatmeal cookie topped with an oatmeal cake with cinnamon ice cream in the middle and a brown sugar-caramel on top. Wow! It’s tasty. Just a lot for the taste buds.

Note: The minis work surprisingly well, but you can’t get a lot of filling into them without breaking them apart.

Oatmeal-Cookie-halved

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 2 (none of the parts are hard, but it is 4 parts)
  • TOTAL: 17.5

RECIPE

Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Filling and Brown Sugar Frosting (recipe from Rachel’s Cookery)

Oatmeal Cookie Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of freshly-ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk, if needed for consistency

Brown Sugar Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 -4 cups sifted powdered sugar

For directions visit Rachel’s Cookery.

*Tomorrow: Candy Cane Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 145 – Oatmeal Cookie Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 December 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Yum!

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