Mint Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

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Let me repeat that for you: MINT. OREO. BROWNIE. CUPCAKES. I love mint oreos, brownies, and cupcakes (duh, who doesn’t?).  I made these cupcakes for a friend who has a “mild obsession” to mint oreos. They were a great and delicious success 🙂 You should seriously make these, because they’re amazing and not that hard. You could even be lazy and use a boxed brownie mix if you wanted to (just add an extra egg). 

For the cupcakes (makes 24):

  • 24 mint oreos
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs (or 6 medium to small)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • about 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with paper liners and place a mint oreo in the bottom of each one. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and add sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk in the dry ingredients.  Add a scant 1/4 cup batter to each liner (don’t worry, brownies don’t rise much). Drop a small spoonful of chocolate chips in the middle of each cupcake. Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Be very careful not to over-bake. 

For the frosting:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • about 4 cups powdered sugar
  • about 10 oreo cookies

Beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Separate the mint oreo filling from the cookies and add the filling to the frosting. Forst the cooled cupcakes. Crush the cookies and sprinkle them over the top of the cupcakes. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Mint Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

      1. Really? That’s good to know, I wasn’t sure if they were a seasonal thing or not. I guess the grocery store I shop at doesn’t carry them. Thanks for the tip :).

  1. Mia made one of these for me and I was sooooo surprised to bite into the cupcake and find a mint oreo baked into the cupcake!!!! THANKS MIA!!!!

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