Imagine for a moment that you just started a new job, and it is at a synagogue, and Rosh Hashanah is 2 days after Labor Day, and the kick-off for the religious school you are running is one day before Rosh Hashanah. As you can probably imagine, I was super busy and didn't have a lot of baking time.
Then, I saw that this month's Martha Stewart Cupcake Club selection, by Nina from Nina's Cupcakes, was cookies and cream cupcakes -- also known as oreo cheesecakes with oreo cookie crusts. Yummy. And, they seemed fairly easy. I decided I would take some of these to my office and give some to my friend Mike for his birthday.
We had to work on Labor day this year because of the holidays and the start of school, so I thought these would be a nice treat, even if it didn't totally make up for being in the office on a holiday. The people in my office don't often eat that much. They eat lunch and everything, but cookies and other baked goods don't seem to hold the same allure as they did in my husband's office. I thought I would have a bunch left over and would drive them to Mike after work on Labor Day.
The best laid plans...these were devoured in an instant. There were none left for Mike (sorry Mike!). I guess people liked these cupcakes a lot. They weren't too heavy, even for cheesecake and the oreos stayed pretty crunchy on the bottom, which was a nice contrast. Nina, thanks for the great pick and the people in my office thank you too!
You can find the recipe in Martha Stewart's Cupcakes.