Cookies and Cream Cupcakes


Oreos, one of life’s simple pleasures. Oreos can give any dessert an instant upgrade. I love love love them. One of my all times favorite desserts is Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (with Cold Stone’s Sweet Cream of course). That crisp, chocolate cookie with rich, sweet cream combination is a match made in Heaven. When I saw these cupcakes over at Beantown Baker I knew I had to try them. That ice cream deliciousness in cupcake form. Yes! “Please! Please! Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. I need, I need, I need!”(What About Bob, one of my favorite movie’s and quotes =).

I made a few small changes to the recipe, I didn’t think 1 stick of butter was quite enough moisture for 24 cupcakes so I added in 1/3 cup sour cream and reduced the amount of milk slightly, then increased the baking powder just a tad. Other minor changes I made were, I didn’t use room temperature egg whites and I didn’t add the 2 tbsp flour to the chopped Oreos because I cut mine into small pieces so they wouldn’t really sink anyway. I also thought these cupcakes needed a ton of frosting so I used my own concoction and made a big batch. It’s not often I want a heaping pile of frosting on my cupcakes but in my opinion these definitely require it. It is the “cream” of the cookies and cream. Thanks Beantown Baker for a great post! Enjoy and savor every last bite of these delicious cupcakes!


Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 2 dozen


  • 24 Oreos
  • 16 Oreos , chopped into small pieces (almost bits or pebble size)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 Oreos , chopped into halves, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 recipe Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting , recipe follows

Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 10 Tbsp butter , firm but not cold
  • 10 oz . cream cheese , cold
  • 2 1 /2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two muffin tins with 24 paper muffin cups. Using a sharp knife, split 24 Oreos into halves leaving cream filling attached to one side (save filling free cookie sides to crush and sprinkle over frosted cupcakes). Place 1 Oreo half, with cream filling side up, at the bottom of each muffin cup, set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes. Add in egg whites, one at a time, mixing until combine after each addition. Measure 3/4 cup milk into a liquid measuring cup, then add sour cream and vanilla to milk and whisk to combine.
  3. Working in two separate batches, add flour mixture followed by milk mixture to butter mixture, and mix just until combine after each addition. Fold in 16 chopped Oreos. Evenly divide batter among prepared muffins cups (pouring it over the tops of the Oreo halves), filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven about 23 - 26 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting. Finely crush about half of the cream filling free cookie sides and sprinkles over cupcakes then garnish cupcakes with optional cookie halves (you could even use the remaining 12 cookie halves). Store cupcakes in an airtight container.

Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip together butter and cream cheese until fluffy about 1 minute. Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and mix until smooth, light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Recipe Source: cupcake adapted from Beantown Baker, frosting Cooking Classy


  • The Cooking Actress: Eeeeh! These look awesome! I love cookies and cream–and have been wanting to try a cupcake recipe for it for awhile! These look delicious! July 28, 2012 at 7:25pm Reply

  • Janet: I just recently got into making cupcakes. I’ve always been more of a cake girl as it just seemed easier.

    I absolutely love the way you decorate your cupcakes. I’ve got to find a cool source for paper cups. The right color/pattern really seems to add to the visual yumminess! July 28, 2012 at 10:15pm Reply

  • ally: oh WOW! what a perfectly delicious cupcake recipe! thanks for sharing!
    xo July 29, 2012 at 1:34pm Reply

  • Sarah: I love the crushed cookies on top! July 29, 2012 at 8:46pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Oreos is definitely one of my guilty pleasures so I will be making and indulging on these soon! July 30, 2012 at 8:42am Reply

  • Jen: So glad you enjoyed them! They’re still a favorite in our house for sure :)

    FYI, the link to the cupcake recipe actually goes to a frosting recipe… July 30, 2012 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Jen – sorry! I can’t believe I did that =). Thanks for a great recipe and thanks for letting me know I messed up the link! July 30, 2012 at 6:11pm Reply

  • Edith: YUMMM.They look so moist and delicious!! July 31, 2012 at 10:03am Reply

  • Anonymous: Omg ! Yum ;))))) thanks for putting it up here or i would have been stuffed for my school bake sale! :D August 11, 2012 at 5:40pm Reply

  • Anonymous: I just made this cupcakes two days ago and they were a hit at work! Everybody wanted to know where I got this recipe from and all 24 of those cupcakes where gone within and hour!! Just awesome! August 11, 2012 at 7:31pm Reply

  • soshe44: Another hit! The cookie half on the bottom is a revelation! Thanks for another addition to the sweets rotation! August 26, 2012 at 8:32pm Reply

  • Christina: These were so great! Gave some to friends and they thought they were the best cupcake they had ever had! December 3, 2012 at 7:36pm Reply

  • Anonymous: thanks for sharing! I took the treats to a birthday party and they were amamzing! December 9, 2012 at 4:03pm Reply

  • Rhea: Hi! What can I use to substitute sour cream? We only have here all purpose cream. I really want to try this recipe. :) February 10, 2013 at 3:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Plain yogurt or probably cream plus a bit of vinegar would work as well. Hope that helps! February 10, 2013 at 6:04pm Reply

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  • Mireya Moreno: Can you make this cupcake recipe into a cake? April 22, 2013 at 10:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think you should be able to, I haven’t tried yet but I think it should work fine. April 30, 2013 at 8:00pm Reply

  • Cortney: I’m baking these for my little girl’s Minnie Mouse Picnic Birthday Party!I’m going to top them with Oreos in the shape of Minnie Mouse ears. I hope they come out good. May 10, 2013 at 12:53pm Reply

  • Kattie: I’m new to cooking so I couldn’t tell if these are regular size muffin tins or mini. June 28, 2013 at 11:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: These are regular size. June 28, 2013 at 1:59pm Reply

  • Victoria: I made this over the weekend and my boys loved it! and I brought some over at work and it was a big hit! Very easy to make! thank you!! July 17, 2013 at 11:17am Reply

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  • Lauren: Hi, Jaclyn. Can I get the measurements in grams? :) August 31, 2013 at 5:54am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry, unfortunately I don’t have this recipe in grams. Anyone else have it? September 6, 2013 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Jordan: Were these moist enough when you added the sour cream and reduced the milk? I can’t really tell from the picture whether they are or not. September 17, 2013 at 6:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think so :) September 27, 2013 at 6:55am Reply

  • Delane Cox: awsome October 11, 2013 at 2:07pm Reply

  • Apu: Very tempting cupcakes!! October 24, 2013 at 7:27am Reply

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  • Diana: I was wondering what the best way to half this recipe would be since it requires 3 egg whites. Would I reduce it to 1 or 2 egg whites? Thanks in advance! October 30, 2014 at 10:36am Reply

    • Jaclyn: If I ever half recipes and it requires splitting the egg I usually always just crack the egg and measure out half, so half of the white would be about 1 Tbsp. November 27, 2014 at 12:53am Reply

  • Sue: I made these for a family get together on the weekend and they were a HUGE hit!!! Thank you! May 19, 2015 at 9:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it Sue! May 22, 2015 at 3:40pm Reply

  • Cece: do this recipe with any flavor oreo? For example miny or birthday cake flavor oreos? August 18, 2015 at 10:35am Reply

    • Cece: Can you* August 18, 2015 at 10:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes any flavor should work fine. August 18, 2015 at 6:27pm Reply

  • Liss: These are very sweet and dense. Easy to make. We had a couple of leftover packages, so the Oreos we used ranged from Birthday Cake flavor to seasonally colored. Delicious! March 9, 2016 at 3:13pm Reply

  • Kayanne: I love your cupcakes! I made the mint chocolate chip ones about 2 weeks ago and they were AMAZING!! I want to make these cupcakes for a graduation party but I’m worried about the icing getting soft and sliding off as the party will be outside. Do you think it will crust enough to hold up? May 27, 2016 at 6:39am Reply

  • Kat: Every recipe of your’s I’ve tried has been top notch! Would this work in layer cake form? I am looking for a cookies & cream recipe for a wedding cake. March 14, 2017 at 2:31pm Reply

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