This past Wednesday I found the most awesome salt-topped oatmeal cookie recipe that I just had to try. It was in the Washington Post Food Section and it's by Leigh Lambert. You know...I'm not really a cookie baker, but her article was so enticing that I couldn't stand it. That very morning...before work...if you can believe it...I whipped up the cookie batter and and let it sit in the fridge all day, baked those puppies that evening and took a few of them to work on Thursday...and the "testers" couldn't get enough! They agreed it was the B. E. S. T. oatmeal cookie they ever ate! I love the way Layla's blinking...she's so cute!
So, of course, I needed to bake more and figure out how to incorporate them into a cupcake. I decided that a dark chocolate one would be best because I added chocolate chips to this batch of the oatmeal cookies. Yum! And, this cupcake is dedicated to Stephanie Harvill for her birthday which is today! If you see her, say Happy Birthday! She lives in Pittsburgh. Steph: I promise I'll make you these cupcakes when you guys come to visit...yes, it's a bribe!
I used both chocolate and vanilla frosting...because some people like chocolate and some like vanilla! I had such a good time stuffing these puppies with frosting. One of them collapsed over night! Here it is...and it still tasted great! You might need a fork to eat these!
The cupcake is from a Duncan HInes cakemix with some chocolate chips thrown in. The frosting is Duncan's too. It's all too easy! But, the fun of this one is making the cookies. If you make this cupcake, remember that the cookies need to be in the fridge (recommended by Leigh) for at least an hour. Here's the link to the recipe: Salted Oatmeal Cookies. Believe me, you won't regret making them!
Rock On and enjoy yourself!
Posted by Cupcake Queen at Sunday, June 17, 2007