Golden Oreo Cupcakes

Picking Golden Oreos over regular was an unusual choice, but I was craving vanilla and put a bag in the grocery cart last week. I’d tried them before, but had forgotten just how light-textured and buttery/vanilla tasting they were; no packaged-cookie-buyer’s remorse that day! Still, I felt a little guilty about choosing packaged cookies over homemade and decided to bake them into cupcakes.

Golden Oreo Cupcakes

There are a few Golden Oreo Cupcake recipe out there, but this one is different because it makes a very small batch. For the base, I used a variation on an old Small Batch Baking recipe and for the icing I used cornstarch icing on one and made powdered sugar icing for the rest. If you need a quick cupcake fix and have some Golden Oreos around, maybe this recipe will come in handy. The kids around here loved these! I’m not sure they even noticed the little chunks of Oreo inside the cake, but they loved the big Golden Oreo sticking out of the middle of the frosting.

Golden Oreo Cupcakes

1/2 cup flour (2.25 oz)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons regular salted butter (if using unsalted, add pinch of salt)
1/4 cup milk mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice or buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg yolk
2 Golden Oreos, broken into piece

4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 to 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk or 1 tablespoon milk and 1 tablespoon cream (if you have some)
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 4 muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine the flour, sugar and baking soda in a small mixing bowl. Add the softened butter and mix it around to coat the flour mixture. Mix together the milk, vanilla and egg yolk and add half of the milk mixture to the flour mixture. Using low speed of a hand held mixer, beat just until mixed, then add remaining milk mixture and beat for one minute or just until smooth. Mix in the Oreos.

Divide evenly among 4 muffin tins and bake for 22 minutes or until set. Let cool and frost with vanilla icing.

Icing: Mix butter and confectioners’ sugar Add milk and vanilla. Beat until mixed, then increase speed of hand mixer and and beat until smooth and creamy, adjusting with more sugar or more milk as needed.

Makes 4

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  1. Darlene says

    Great looking small recipe – enough to satisfy a craving, and I like the idea of small chunks of Golden Oreos in the batter.

  2. says

    The recipe you based these on is one that I love. I buy very few packaged cookies but I have to say I love Golden Oreos. If I buy cookies it’s either those or regular Oreos. What a great idea to put them in cupcakes! Which frosting did you like best with these?

  3. says

    I have not tried a Golden Oreo cookie yet, but I will now! Do you think if I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 8×8 pan it would come out ok? I’m trying to adapt recipes to make it easier for me to bake.

  4. Helena says

    I would really love to try these, but sadly they don’t have golden oreos over here 🙁

  5. Jan says

    I repeat…I love your new look. I do miss the the option of seeing the previous days post (forward and back) at the top so I could refer back and also see any updated comments after I logged off. Thanks for a great blog!

  6. Joanna says

    This recipe looks amazing! Maybe next Christmas I should make these with the Peppermint Candy Cane Oreo they sell!

  7. Christie says

    Love the new design! Can you help me solve a problem? Made some chocolate cupcakes this weekend and they stuck to the paper and were a miss to eat! Any ideas what caused this? I was trying to make a hostess cupcake “copy”. Do you have any suggestions for a light fluffy filling other than “flour frosting”?

  8. Darlene says

    Christie, I would like to hear the solution to your problem also, as I have found that foil cupcake liners are the only way to prevent sticking. Some of the paper ones are so pretty, but I always lose a good portion of cupcake sticking to their surface.

  9. says

    Christie, I don’t have that problem with cupcakes sticking. Maybe someone else has a good solution since it seems to be a common issue. One thing I do not do is spray the cupcake pans or the liners. I leave everything plain and fill the cupcake cups about 2/3 full depending on the recipe. I also loosen the cupcakes from the pan after about 5 minutes rather than let them sit and cool completely in the pan.

  10. says

    what do you tihnk of that book? i was looking at it contemplating getting it the other day. the cupcakes look phenom!

  11. says

    Small Batch Baking is a book that’s been around for a few years so you can probably get a good deal on Amazon. It’s got quite a diverse selection of recipes and the ones I’ve tried have been good. I especially like her chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. The new book, Small Batch Baking for Chocolate Lovers, is even better. Aside from having a chocolate focus, I think the recipes are a little better. The brownies were better and the small layer cakes (I tried the red velvet one) seem a little better. But yes, they’re definitely fun books.

  12. says

    Mmmm golden Oreos are delicious :). It’s nice that these make a small batch!

  13. Louise says

    I think the cupcake sticking to the liner problem is that the cupcake is slightly overbaked. It doesn’t take much to cause that to happen. Remember that they continue to bake when they come out of the oven and are sitting on the rack to cool.

  14. says

    I went out and purchased one, two, no three packages of Golden Oreos so far…I just finished one row from the latest package. I wish I had never seen this post!!! 🙂 Will need to try the cupcakes.

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