Make These Easy Cookies and Cream Cupcakes For a Fun Treat!

I have the best time coming up with fun cupcake recipes, and the latest are these easy cookies and cream cupcakes. They’re simple, tasty and–best of all there are cookies!

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These easy cookies and cream cupcakes are so fun and perfect for anyone who loves a good cookies and cream flavor combo!

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are in love with cupcakes. They’re seriously one of the most efficient ways to eat frosting–I mean, wait, no…they’re the best party treats. Right. Riiiight. In all seriousness, though, cupcakes are my “thing.” And these cookies & cream cupcakes are no exception.


Seriously moist with bits of cookie and an icing that tastes just like my favorite cookie filling, well, it’s kind of a wonder it took me this long to make these! If you’re ready for a fun cupcake decorating idea that takes less than 5 minutes for a whole dozen cupcakes, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Chocolate Cupcakes with Cookies

  • Start with your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. If you’re anything like me, you definitely need a “no-fail” cupcake, so I always fall back on my Lazy Girl chocolate cupcakes. Done right every time–and they’re always so moist it’s sinful.
  • Sure, you can make a cream cheese frosting if that’s what you have your heart set on. But the best, most light and fluffy frosting you can pipe with a decorating bag is this awesome homemade buttercream in this recipe, with confectioners sugar and all the yummy. Plus, it tastes just like the creamy filling of OREO cookies. Which is awesome.
  • Always always always let your cupcakes cool to room temperature before you frost them because warm frosting is no fun.
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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

IBelow is the written and printable tutorial for this yummy cupcake. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 12 Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

cookies and cream cupcake recipe

I adore how simple these cookies and cream cupcakes are, but also how fabulous they taste. Just like my favorite cookie, these have the perfect amount of chocolate, cream and crunch.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 12 Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup Crushed Chocolate Cream Cookies (OREO cookies)


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoon of heavy cream (more if needed)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Bake your chocolate cupcakes as per the recipe directions.
  2. When the cupcakes are baked, remove them to wire rack to cool completely. 
  3. Using a cupcake corer or a large decorating tip, create a well in the center of the cupcake but DO NOT DISCARD THE CENTERS.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of crushed cookies in the center of each cupcake, and then replace each cupcake center on top.
  5. Cream the butter in a mixer until light and fluffy. 
  6. Add the cream, and blend until fluffy again. 
  7. Mix in the pinch of salt, half of the powdered sugar and finally the vanilla, blending between each ingredient. 
  8. Add the rest of the powdered sugar, mixing together until well combined.
  9. If frosting is too thick, thin with a little more cream; alternately adding in additional powdered sugar if the frosting is too thin for you.
  10. Place frosting in a decorating bag, and swirl onto cupcakes.
  11. Top each cupcake with more crushed cookies and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make cookies and cream cupcakes


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 464Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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