I did this with cookies once. The bag I was carrying them ripped and they tumbled out onto the sidewalk. Luckily I had the cookies in a separate ziploc bag (I was carrying that bag in a grocery store one) and they were just fine.
I didn't tell the people they were for about the little tumble, though. If they are reading this, they are probably gagging. I promise, they were fine! A little crumbly, but definitely edible.
Anyway, I pretty much only make cupcakes now if I am having people over. No transport. No tumble danger. I had some friends over this past weekend and I made these cupcakes.
They were a crowd pleaser.
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/3 cup white sugar
3 egg whites, at room temperature
8 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 cup milk
24 oreo halves
20 oreos, crushed
For the frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake sleeves and put an oreo half at the bottom of each, cream side up. Set aside.
Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg whites one at a time, mixing until just incorporated. Add half of the flour mixture and combine. Pour in the milk, and mix until just incorporated. Add the remainder of the flour mixture and combine. Fold in the crushed oreos.
Divide the batter evenly between the 24 muffin liners. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You may need to leave them in longer depending on your oven. Mine had to stay in for about 22 minutes.
For the frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter. Add the vanilla extract and combine. Mix in the powdered sugar, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Next, add the heavy cream and mix until the frosting is light and fluffly, about 4 minutes.
Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes. Garnish with half an oreo cookie.