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Monster Cookie Cupcakes

Allison
Oatmeal chocolate chip cupcakes topped with peanut butter buttercream and sprinkled with chocolate chips and M&Ms!
Course Dessert
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Buttercream

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk

Toppers

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 medium bag M&Ms

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients to mixture alternately with the applesauce.
  • Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  • Fill cupcake papers about 3/4 full with the batter.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on wire racks.

Peanut Butter Buttercream

  • Combine butter and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Mix in powdered sugar.
  • Slowly add in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Using a large star tip, pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle each one with chocolate chips and M&Ms.
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