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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

2 1/4 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
3 egg whites
1 cup Oreos, crushed

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
12 Oreos, cut in half

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners or grease really, really well.

2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add milk, butter, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add egg whites; beat another 2 minutes. Stir in crushed Oreos. Spoon batter evenly into cups. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

3. For frosting, beat together sugar, cocoa, butter, and vanilla. Add milk. Frost cooled cupcakes. Place halved Oreos on top for garnish.

Source: Recipe Zaar

Makes 24 cupcakes.