Mint Oreo Cupcakes, a fresh (and delicious!) dessert mint oreo cupcakes dessert treat. Ingredients: 1/2 Cup (114g) Butter, at room temperature 1 Cup (250ml) Milk 2 tsp Vanilla extract 2 1/4 Cups (280g) Flour, plus 2 Tbsp for the Oreo chunks 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 1 2/3 Cup (375g) Sugar 3 Large Egg Whites, at room temperature 1 pkg Mint Oreo Cookies (~45 cookies) Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan. 2. Twist apart 24 Oreos. Place the wafer with filling on it, filling side up, in the bottom of each paper liner. Cut other wafers in half. Save 24 halves to place in the frosting. Crush the other wafer halves, also for garnishing. Cut the remaining Oreo cookies into quarters with a sharp knife. Toss with 2 Tbsp flour and set aside. 3. In a large bowl cream the butter until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine. 4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. 5. Add the dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until integrated. Stir in sugar. With an electric mixer on low speed, beat for 30 seconds. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg whites. Beat for 2 more minutes. Stir in the quartered cookies. 6. Fill the cupcake lines three-quarters full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in the pan. Mint Buttercream Icing Ingredients: 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp (250g) Butter, room temperature 5 1/2 Cups (700g) Icing Sugar, sifted 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 - 1 tsp mint extract (depending on how strong you want it) 2 - 4 Tbsp Milk Green food colouring (optional) Instructions: 1. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and a 1/2 cup (65g) of the icing sugar together until well combined. Continue to add the icing sugar to the butter mixture 1/2 a cup at a time. Once the buttercream mixture starts to get a bit stiff, add the vanilla and mint extracts, and 2 tablespoons of the milk,. Repeat these steps until all of the icing sugar is incorporated into the butter mixture. You may want to add in more milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.