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Jun 13, 2019

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

These Cookies and Cream Cupcakes are filled with crushed Oreos, cream filling and all, and topped with whipped vanilla frosting and a cute little mini Oreo. 

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Your friends will think that you've gone all Martha on them when you present these cupcakes. You will be the most popular girl (or guy) at the party.

I was going to make these cupcakes with just the vanilla frosting on top and sprinkled with some crushed Oreos, but then I spotted the Oreo Thins Bites in the grocery store, and had to have them for these cookies. They even make a chocolate dipped version.

Oreo Cupcakes

You will need seven or eight full-sized Oreos for the batter, and twelve mini Oreos for the topping. Yes, you will have leftover cookies. How is that a problem?

You could always make cookies and cream muffins

How do you make these cookies and cream cupcakes? 

While these cupcakes look fancy pants, they are really easy to make. You just mix the batter, stir in some crushed Oreos, and pour the batter into a paper lined muffin tin. 

The frosting is an American style buttercream. You can use all butter, all shortening, or a mixture of both. Shortening will help the frosting stay firm on warmer days. 

Pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes with the piping tip of your choice, sprinkle with some of the leftover cookie crumbs, and top with the mini cookies. 

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

These cupcakes are super moist and delicious. You're going to immediately wonder why you haven't made these sooner. 

Guess what! Today is Cupcake Lovers Day, so Valentina of The Baking Fairy rallied over thirty of us to make our favorite cupcakes in celebration. I've seen preview photos of some of the cupcakes in preparation for the day. You're going to want to make them all.

Cupcakes for Cupcake Lovers Day!

Hosted by Valentina | The Baking Fairy

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with mini Oreos

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Author: Karen Kerr


For the Cupcakes
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) room temperature unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup plain full-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (5 ounces) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup crushed Oreos (about 7 cookies)
Vanilla Frosting and Assembly
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces/113 grams) unsalted butter, shortening, or half and half
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon meringue powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups (10 to 12 ounces/283 to 340 grams) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Extra crusted Oreo crumbs
  • 12 Oreo Thins Bites


How to cook Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

To Make the Cupcakes
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper liners. 
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter/shortening for about 2 minutes, until pale and fluffy. 
  3. Mix in the egg whites on low speed. 
  4. Add the yogurt, milk, and vanilla and beat until just combined. 
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. 
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture. 
  7. Stir in the crushed Oreos. 
  8. Divide the batter among the lined muffin cavities to about 1/2 to 3/4 full. 
  9. Bake for 5 minutes at 400, and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs. 
  10. Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 5 minutes, and then transfer them to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting. 
To Make the Frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and/or shortening until fluffy. 
  2. Add the salt, meringue powder, and vanilla and beat until combined. 
  3. Add the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of the milk and beat until smooth and fluffy. 
  4. Scrape down the bowl and then adjust the sugar and milk and beat until you have the right consistency. 
  5. Fill a pastry bag with a piping tip with the frosting and pipe on top of the cupcakes. 
  6. Sprinkle with extra Oreo crumbs and top with an Oreo Thins Bite. 
cupcakes, Oreos, cookies and cream
Created using The Recipes Generator
Adapted from King Arthur Flour and The First Year

Would you like to comment?

  1. Your cupcakes look delicious, but I have to be honest I am seriously longing for those pretty green dishes. ;)

  2. These cupcakes sound absolutely scrumptious! I am a huge fan of anything cookies & cream and I love those tiny Oreos on top! Thank you so much for participating :)

  3. What a fun dessert Karen. Love the oreos both inside, outside and on top of the cupcakes.

  4. One of my favorite cupcake flavors.

  5. Karen, these are so cute and fun! I love the decoration and everything about it. Would be great for a birthday party!

  6. I need to perfect my frosting skills, and these look so worth going for it! :)

    1. Awww. Thanks. All you need is a fat star tip and you're good to go!

  7. Your cupcakes look amazing! My son would love these. I can't wait to make them.

  8. They are just adorable!!!! mini cookies, amazing, I don't think I've ever noticed them

    I immediately thought about making tiny macarons... see the ideas you give me????? (sigh)

    I would gladly inhale one of these cupcakes right now.

    1. Oooh mini macarons!

      I never knew about the mini ones either until I bought the full sized ones for this recipe. They are soooo poppable!

  9. Cookies and cream everything is my favorite! These cupcakes look perfectly delicious, Karen!

  10. Adorable, Karen! And where on earth did you get those super cute cupcake stands? Not that I'm allowed to buy anything as I'm still downsizing. But, SO stinking cute!

    1. I know I need to downsize too but I couldn't resist. I actually found them at Target!

  11. These have my name written all over them. I love all things cookies and cream!

  12. I love cookies and cream desserts I can't wait to try this!

  13. Oreo desserts are a definite weakness of mine! Love that you added crushed oreos to the cupcake batter! They look delicious!

  14. My family would love these! Perfect cupcake treat!

  15. This is definitely cupcake heaven right here, YUM!!!

  16. Adorable! I love cookies and cream and this is such a great idea to make them into cupcakes!


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