Monday, August 23, 2010

Grasshopper Cupcakes

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These are grasshopper cupcakes.  No, they don't have grasshoppers in them (um, gross).  They are a combination of mint and chocolate.  These cuppies have a cream cheese base with some condensed milk sweetness mixed in to make them extra rich.

I purchased the cupcake liners from Williams-Sonoma, but a similar product is available here.

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Grasshopper Cupcakes - Makes approximately one dozen cupcakes - Adapted from Brooke McLay
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 T flour
  • 17 chocolate sandwich cookies (ie: Oreos)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • green food coloring (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.  Line cupcake pan with paper liners and place a cookie at the bottom of each liner.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cream cheese, condensed milk, egg, peppermint, vanilla, and flour.  Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
  3. If you want your cuppies to be green, add in some green food coloring (I did not do this).
  4. Stir in chocolate chips with a spatula.
  5. Divide the batter among the paper liners.  These cupcakes will not rise all that much.
  6. Take the remaining 5 cookies and crush them into large pieces in a plastic bag.  Sprinkle the cookie pieces among the top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. 
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan.  Transfer to a wire rack and allow the cupcakes to cool compelteley.
These cupcakes are so sweet that they don't need frosting.  But do you know what they do need?  Pokemon picks.
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I found the picks at Baker's Nook, but they are actually cheaper here.

pikachu i choose you!

I'm not going to lie. My team this month does spend some time talking about who is the cutest Pokemon (the winner thus far is Pichu). It's reason #147 that I love pediatrics.

5 comments:

  1. 0_0 I can't believe we both made Pokémon cupcakes within the week. Yeeeeesss! Also, Dragonair is the cutest. Just saying.

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  2. These sound delicious. Exactly my kind of dessert. I can't wait for it to cool down in the desert. Baking is miserable here right now.

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  3. wow, looks so delicious!

    have a nice time,
    Paula

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  4. Hello - looks delicious - do you only need 1 tablespoon of flour??

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  5. Anonymous -

    Yep! That's it! The cake has a cream cheese base :)

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