Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes perfectly combine rich, tender, vanilla cake and everybody’s favorite store-bought cookie. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for parties!

Just like our classic Oreo Cake, these Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are topped with Oreo buttercream frosting, making an extra sweet and creamy Dessert Recipe that’s sure to be an instant favorite.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on cake stand


Along with the Oreo frosting, chunks of cookies are also mixed into the batter of each fluffy cupcake. The broken cookies add a delightful texture to the cupcakes. Along with that, the cream filling brings some more sweetness and a little extra moisture to the already moist, fluffy cupcake base.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes in cupcake tin before baking

Since they were first developed in 1912, Oreos have become a favorite American treat and a staple in baking so many delicious desserts. You can use them to add flavor to Cheesecake, Rice Krispies Treats, Fudge, these yummy cupcakes, and so many other recipes. They’re a favorite with kids and adults alike, making recipes like this one an instant crowd-pleaser.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes in cupcake tin

This Oreo Cupcake recipe is great to make for a bake sale, potluck, or even birthday party. If you have more than 12 people to serve, you may want to double the batch and make them in two cupcake pans. Just be prepared for them to get gobbled up quickly because this has become a favorite cupcake recipe with everyone who’s tried them so far.



  • Prep time: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake tins with paper liners. Then put the cookies in a blender to break them into crumbs, and set them to the side.
  • Cupcake batter: Put the butter in a microwave-safe dish to melt it in the microwave. Whisk the eggs in before adding the rest of the wet ingredients. Beat the ingredients at medium-high speed until smooth, then fold in the Oreos.
  • Baking time: Use a large ice cream scooper to fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Icing: Add softened butter to a stand mixer or mixing bowl. Cream butter at low speed, and add confectioners sugar in ½ cup increments as you go. Once the mixture is combined raise the speed, and mix for an additional minute. Add the vanilla and heavy cream. Continue mixing for another minute until light and fluffy. Mix in the cookie crumbs until they’re well distributed. Use a spatula to transfer buttercream from the bowl into a piping bag. Pipe frosting over cupcakes to finish.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on cake stand


  • Cream Cheese Frosting: Instead of using buttercream you can add some tangy cream cheese flavor to the cupcake base with easy Cream Cheese Icing.
  • Oreo cookie filling: You can use whole Oreos as a surprising filling for these already-amazing Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. Instead of mixing crumbs into the batter, pour half the batter into the muffin cup. Then place a whole Oreo over the top, and pour the remaining batter on top of that to finish.
  • Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes: Instead of vanilla, you could make moist Rich Chocolate Cupcakes and whisk Oreo crumbs into it for a cookies-and-cream-style dessert.
  • Oreos: One of the best things about Oreo cookies is how many different varieties there are. Try making the same recipe with red velvet, mint, peanut butter, cake batter, or chocolate Oreos.



  • Serve: After making the cakes from scratch, they’ll be good at room temperature for up to 2 days. Cover them in plastic wrap and let them sit on the counter.
  • Store: You can also store the recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze: Let the cupcakes cool completely to room temperature before you seal them to store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes on cake stand

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes perfectly combine rich, tender, vanilla cake and everybody's favorite store-bought cookie. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for parties!
Yield 12 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Oreos , crushed into chunks

Oreo Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Oreo crumbs , finely processed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a 12 cup muffin tray with liner cups.
  • To a stand mixer add the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla and milk, then mix until smooth.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add it to the stand mixer on the lowest speed setting until just combined.
  • Stir in Oreo chunks.
  • Using an ice cream scoop fill the cups 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.

Oreo Frosting:

  • To your stand mixer on low-speed cream the butter then start adding in the powdered sugar in ½ cup increments until fully combined then raise the speed to medium-high for 1 additional minute.
  • Add in the vanilla and heavy cream and beat until light and fluffy for 1 minute.
  • Add frosting to a piping bag and pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes.


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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