photo by Anthony Palatta
This is a recipe that comes from the cookbook 500 Cupcakes, but it's really more a method than a specific set of instructions.
Simply make your favorite vanilla cupcake recipe. You can find a good one (from Billy's Bakery in New York) here. When you've mixed all the ingredients, take 10 Oreos, or any generic variation thereof, crush them up, and fold them into the batter. Proceed to bake the cupcakes. The crushed cookies will retain a slight crunch after baking.
When the cupcakes are fully cooled, prepare the frosting. For every 1/2 cup of butter, use 1 1/2 cups of confectioner's sugar and a pinch of salt. The frosting will come out smooth but a bit stiffer than your usual buttercream, a bit like the filling of an Oreo.
Frost the cupcakes, then crush or chop some more Oreos and sprinkle them on top for decoration. The resulting taste is just like eating an Oreo, only in a cupcake!