Cookie in a cupcake?

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Posted on 03/21/2012 by phyllis7609
So as a prize for doing very well on a reading test yesterday I brought a bag of mini Twix bars in for my students today. As I was munching on one I thought how fabulous a "twix cupcake" would be (for those who might not know, a Twix candy bar is a crunchy shortbread cookie covered in caramel then covered in chocolate). My question is, what kind of cookie can I bake into a cupcake that would still be crunchy like the cookie in a twix bar? I baked some chopped-up oreos into a cookies 'n cream cupcake and they turned totally soft and just baked into the batter and you didn't even know they were there. It was the Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe which is very thin so maybe that made them soft?
Anyhoo... I don't want to waste another bag of cookies of batch of cupcakes without hearing from someone else who has made a cupcake like this and still had a crunch cookie. Anyone?


p.s. It's HOT in Indiana today. Is this March or is it August?!?!?!?
after_the_ashes 22nd-Mar-2012 02:10 am (UTC)
I do a chocolate chip cookie dough type cupcake where you put cookie batter in the middle and it usually bakes up pretty good, definitely has some crunch, as I have always wanted it to be more like dough.
sadblueyes 22nd-Mar-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
I make chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes too, to make the dough seem more doughy freeze the cookie dough balls first. it works pretty well for me.
after_the_ashes 22nd-Mar-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!
phyllis7609 23rd-Mar-2012 01:06 am (UTC)
Ooh sounds yum! There is a recipe in the cakemix doctor's cookbook for this recipe and she says to use frozen lumps of cookie dough for a gooey center too.
cauliflower346 22nd-Mar-2012 02:41 am (UTC)
You could try cooking it on top of it rather than inside it .
My sister likes to make one like that: cupcake batter in, chocolate chip cookie dough placed on top of it, and then cook.

That might give you a better chance of having a crunchy, especially if you cooked the dough a little before putting them on the cupcakes.
phyllis7609 23rd-Mar-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, maybe chop it up and place the crumbles on top of the batter before baking it?
cauliflower346 23rd-Mar-2012 04:19 am (UTC)
mhhhm :)
nimrod_9 22nd-Mar-2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
No help on the cupcakes...but it's August in Illinois as well!
phyllis7609 23rd-Mar-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Ayiyiyi!!!!! Nice weather to go for a run at least.
/bright side
knittinggoddess 22nd-Mar-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Check out cupcakeblog.com. She has all sorts of inspired cupcakes! I'm thinking something with the cookie at the bottom like this lime tart would be the way to go.
phyllis7609 23rd-Mar-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Thanks will check it out! Hmmm, I love lime so maybe I'll just try this one! :o)
shorty92785 22nd-Mar-2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
I LOVE twix and I dont know why I never thought of a twix cupcake before!! I googled and this looks somewhat promising, though a little involved. http://www.rachelscookery.com/2011/11/twix-cupcakes.html
phyllis7609 23rd-Mar-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
YESSSSSSSSSS! This is EXACTLY what I am looking for!!!!!! I yahoo!'ed a search for twix cupcakes and didn't come up with anything like this. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

Edited at 2012-03-23 01:12 am (UTC)
milkinabottle 23rd-Mar-2012 03:39 am (UTC)
You could also bake the Twix bar into a chocolate cupcake. I've done it a couple times and it always turns out absolutely delicious!

I love how it looks when you cut into it, too: http://still-i-cant-be-still.tumblr.com/post/17229294509/chocolate-cupcakes-with-nutella-frosting-and-a
phyllis7609 24th-Mar-2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!
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