Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, drop an oreo in the bottom of cup liners and pour cake batter on top. Bake and frost topping them with another oreo. Yummy goodness!


 Cookies and Cream Cupcakes are the rage right now on the web.  Who doesn't like these little chocolate jewels?  You are going to want to grab a glass of milk.

I made them for my Grandson's birthday party and they were a huge hit. What makes this recipe so unique is that there is a whole Oreo at the bottom of the cupcake...yum!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
recipe adapted from: Annie's Eats

For the cupcakes:
  • 24 Oreo, whole
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract1 cup milk
  • 20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped (I quarter them)

For the frosting:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream

For garnish:
  • Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 12 Oreo cookie, cut in half

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the wells of two cupcake pans with 24 paper liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir together with a fork to blend and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar and beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Blend in the egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, beat in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Add the milk and beat just until combined, then mix in the remaining dry ingredients. Gently fold in the chopped Oreos with a rubber spatula until evenly incorporated, being careful not to over-mix.

Evenly divide the batter between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pans 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Blend in the vanilla extract. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated and smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add the heavy cream to the bowl and beat on medium-low speed just until incorporated, then increase the speed to medium-high and whip for 4 minutes until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired. Sprinkle with Oreo crumbs and garnish with Oreo halves.

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10 comments :

  1. I've been wanting to make these for ages! They look gorgeous, you did a great job decorating them. I'm really bad at putting frosting on, I just slap it on, lol. The Oreo at the bottom just makes these extra-special!

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  2. These look like they need to be made to share with those that don't like pie, at Thanksgiving. YUM, thanks.

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  3. Cookies and Cream is my favorite ice cream so these look fantastic to me! Happy Birthday to your Grandson...hope he had a great party.

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  4. These look delicious! I love that they have a whole Oreo in the bottom of each one! My kids are going to devour these...thanks!

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  5. These look great! I'm always on the hunt for really good cupcake recipes since I try to bake some once a month for the folks at my husbands office. Thanks!

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  6. Cookies and cream is one of my favorite flavors. I love the idea of having an Oreo layer and a cake layer and a frosting layer to bite into. Triple the goodness.

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  7. My daughter-in-law wants to go with a cupcake theme for my grandson's first birthday party. These look perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love oreos and these oreo cup cakes looks fabulous. I can eat 10 at one go!

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  9. Hey K. Hope you are doing well. My 9 year old daughter baked her first cupcakes today by herself. I was her little helper like she usually is for me. I had bookmarked some cupcakes recipes I wanted to try and she chose your Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. We had fun making them together and she's so proud of herself...as am I! I guess most kids love oreos. This is a keeper! Anyways, thanks for sharing. Take care, Rhondi

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  10. Rhondi ~ you made my day not to mention my husband's, he is so happy to be enjoying my blog as much as I am! I am so proud of your daughter...and you for investing in the these years that go by so fast! (Hugs to both of you) Blessing, K

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