Before I get to today's post, I want to mention a link up in January that you'll want to be part of! I love to read, but if you're like me, you're always searching for another book to add to your reading list. I love getting book recommendations from people, and I'm ready to start my reading list for 2016. Because of this, my blog friend Victoria, who blogs over at Victoria Strader, and I have decided to do a link up in January of great book recs so you can start building your reading list for the next year.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 14, 2016! You will need to link up a post highlighting a good book (or books) you've read that you would recommend to other bloggers (this can be an older post, too--or even multiple posts of book reviews). I can't wait to see all of your recommendations!
I love baking so much, and so it's not unusual for me to whip up something on a whim. That's how these cupcakes were born. This past Sunday, my church rescheduled worship for a 10 AM worship service without Sunday school. I woke up at my usual 7:30 AM and decided to try out a new bundt cake combination. Right before I greased my bundt pan, I thought, "I wonder how this would turn out as cupcakes?" I grabbed my muffin pan, threw in the cupcake liners, and voila--they turned out fantastic! (Actually, these were so good that I had to give them away to keep myself--and Dustin--from eating all of them!)
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
1 box white cake mix
1 large box cookies-n-cream Oreo pudding mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350 and put cupcake liners in your muffin pan.
2. Mix together all ingredients above.
3. Using a small scoop (I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup and only filled it half full....you could use an ice cream scoop), fill cupcake liners about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
4. Bake 19-20 minutes.
Allow these to cool fully before icing.
1 container of white icing
1/2 package of the large cookies-n-cream Oreo pudding mix.
1. Mix icing and pudding mix together in a bowl.
2. Spoon mixture into a quart size freezer bag and cut the tip off.
3. Pipe icing in a swirl motion across the top of the cupcakes!
These would be really great to make for New Years Eve snacks!