Cookie Monsters’ Sweet Dreams

Get Ready! Cake Batter Monster Cookie Cupcakes!!! Part cake batter. Part monster cookie. Blended together into a buttercream filled cookie cupcake. Perfection! Making our cookie monsters’ sweet dreams come true!!!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter flavored
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vanilla cake mix, dry
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms

FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons (10ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons almond milk
  • sugar sprinkles for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Combine the softened crisco with the brown and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until well combined, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Next add the egg white, almond milk, and vanilla extract and continue beating until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, cake mix, oats, salt and baking soda. Stir to combine and slowly add the dry ingredients into the dough, mixing on low speed until dough starts to form.
  4. Before the dough thickens, add the chocolate chips and M&Ms. Beat a couple of times until they start to incorporate.
  5. Scoop the dough using a large cookie scoop and place in a greased muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 9 minutes. The center of the cookie should be slightly under baked but not too gooey. Allow to cool fir 2 min then use a small shot glass and press into the center of the baked cookie. Allow to cool in the muffin pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  7. For the frosting: Cut the butter into smaller pieces. Using the paddle attachment, whip the butter and Crisco for 5-7 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally, beating until the butter is very fluffy.
  8. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract & almond. Ensure the powdered sugar is well combined, then and whip for 3-4 minutes at high speed.
  9. To assemble the cupcakes use a cookie scoop and scoop the frosting into the indentation if the cookie. Place sprinkles on top. Yum!
recipe inspired by Beyond Frosting

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