Easy Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe


My daughter has been asking for Cookies and Cream cupcakes since having them last year at a birthday party. I finally got around to making them last weekend and they are so good. 


Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe


Cupcake Ingredients

Boxed white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake Mix)
3 Large Eggs
1/2 cup melted butter (not margarine)
1 cup of water 
1 package of Oreo cookies (24 used in cupcakes, remainder as garnish)


Cupcake Instructions

1.  Preheat over to 350.  Line muffin or cupcake pan with 24 cupcake liner cups.  

2.  Split 24 Oreo cookies into halves leaving the cream filling on one side (use a sharp knife if needed). 

3.  Break the cookie sides without cream into small pieces and set aside.

4.  Place the cookie sides with cream into the cupcake liners with the cream side up.


Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe


5.  In a large bowl, add cake mix, eggs, melted butter and water. Mix on low for one minute until ingredients are combined and then switch to high for approximately one minute until batter is thick and creamy.

6.  Fold crushed Oreo cookie pieces into cupcake batter.

7.  Spoon cupcake batter into cupcake liners on top of the Oreo cream cookie side.

8.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350.


Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Cream Cheese Icing


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 
Remaining Oreos for topping and garnish

1.  Cut or break 12 cookies in half, leaving each side sandwiched with cream in between the two pieces. Split remaining cookies apart and remove cream filling. Finely crush the cookie pieces and set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese together on medium speed. Whip until fluffy, approximately one minute. Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar in slowly and mix until smooth, approximately three minutes.
3.  Once cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with Cream Cheese Icing. Before icing hardens, sprinkle the crushed cookie over the icing and garnish with one of the cookie halves.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe


Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Recipe


Hope you love them as much as we do!  If you love the Cookies & Cream Cupcakes, be sure to try the Heart in the Middle Cupcakes and Strawberry Filled Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting too!

Let me know if you make them – I’d love to see your pics!  :)







  1. Yum!! Love your photos too, I’m drooling!!

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  2. I love the oreo half at the bottom. What a nice touch!

  3. twitted this today, 16/01

  4. sandra davis says:

    omg i gonna have to try this……..they look and sound sooooo good. thanks for sharing

  5. Nena Sinclair says:

    These look so yummy! I’ve got to make these very soon! My son, especially, would be crazy about these! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I made this cupcakes ( without the frosting) last week and were a total hit! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. william saylor says:

    Great recipe will make for the kids for valintines

  8. oh, my gosh…they looks so delicious! thanks for sharing this recipie with us!!! it will be enjoyed!

  9. I’m so intrigued by these!  I have no doubt they’re delicious and they look soooooo cute.

  10. OMG, I love cookies and cream ANYTHING! Would love to try these!

  11. Carla Bonesteel says:

    These are definitely my next adventure! I swear, I get fat just looking at your delicious recipes! Yum!

  12. Gail Williams says:

    Wow! I’m not a cake or cupcake eater, but these I am going to have to make! My 7 year old granddaughter wants a sleepover at Grandma’s house and I think I have found a cooking project for us!

  13. Crystal Gibson says:

    I love cookies n cream pie, so this is definitely going to be on my to do list! WOW, the pics make them look so YUMMY!!!! I could just grab one out of the screen and swallow it whole LOL (wouldnt that be nice!!!) Thank you so much for sharing with us, I never thought of doing this!

  14. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Easy to make.  Sounds so yummy. I want to try these asap

  15. These look so yummy. I will have to try them, cookies n cream is my sons favorite.

  16. These look delicious.  I’m going to have to try to make them.

  17. Lucy Lopez says:

    Can’t wait to make these for my family. They are going to love them. Thanks.

  18. I am going to love to make these, they look and sound so good.

  19. Dallie Davis says:

    so YUMMY!!! I am just thrilled to have found this recipe from you. My husband LOVES cookies & cream cupcakes & cakes & desserts; yet they are so hard to find recipes for. This one not only looks simple & easy but delicious too! Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe.

  20. LaShelle Lee says:

    omg now how yummy is that…a must try

  21. joanne gentry says:

    Oh this is going into my favorites.  I don’t bake cupcakes very often, but this recipe took my eye right away.  Great idea!!

  22. A must bake. I usually bake cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe.

  23. Danielle says:

    These look amazing! and easy too with using part box mix!

  24. This looks yummmy!

  25. These are gorgeous, and you make it look so easy!

  26. My kids love Oreo cookies and cupcakes separately so I know they’d love these! lol Pinned as a recipe to try later.

  27. Michael Lambert says:

    These look awesome, thank you for sharing.

  28. Heather Johnson says:

    These sound so good! :) WIll have to try them :)

  29. william saylor says:

    I will definally be trying this recipe yummy.

  30. Sue Hull says:

    I love Oreo cookies and I’m going to make these cupcakes with my 2 neices who love to bake. That frosting sounds sinfully delish! Thank you for sharing :)

  31. So glad I found this recipe! Souds like this would be perect for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party, She is hooked on cookies and cream!

  32. Debby Chandler says:

    what beautiful cupcakes. I would be proud to serve these at any special event.

  33. Lisa Schweizer says:

    Oh my!! These cupcakes look amazing!! thanks so much for the recipe:)

  34. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    Thanks for the recipe I will let you know who liked them more me or the kids 😉

  35. Traci Hammett says:

    These look delicious!!!

  36. Michelle Proper says:

    Just what I was looking for! My 2 Grandsons will go bonkers for these! Thanks!

  37. Wow, as soon as I saw the picture, I knew I would love these. Cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream flavor, and these cupcakes look amazing! I pinned the recipe. Thank you so much for this post!

  38. Sherry Conrad says:

    These look amazing- thanks for sharing.

  39. Echo Goodner says:

    Yum….and easy! A good combination.

  40. marissa lee says:

    these looks so yummy and it’s so easy to make…thank you

  41. cant wait to try these cupcakes, two of my favorite things cookie/cream and cupcakes

  42. love cookies and cream and cant wait to try these cupcakes

  43. Lucy Lopez says:

    These look so good. Will be giving this a try. I know my family will love them.

  44. Monaquew says:

    Absolutely awesome cupcakes!  The family keeps asking when will I make them again!

  45. These look delicious!! Will definitely go on my to-make list!!

  46. Yasmine L. says:

    I’ve used your recipe and made them one time before, they were delicious. Now, I’m making them for my class!

  47. Beth E. says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this recipe! Just got finished making them and they are fantastic! 

  48. marissa lee says:

    i’m in heaven…i have to make these…i love oreo…..thank you for sharing.

  49. These look amazing. I so want to try them.

  50. I’m def gonna try this recipe! I love anything Cookies N’ Cream & this looks so easy and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing! This will not be some ordinary cupcake! :)

  51. Wanted to know did you use the large cup cake pan or the small or does it even matter?

  52. I want them. like now. they look so good

  53. Made these for youth group last friday.  They were a big success.  My son said they were his favorite cupcakes.

  54. christine reyes says:

    These look really good. I would change the white cake for chocolate, just because I LOVE CHOCOLATE lol.

  55. Julie Smith says:

    These recipes are fabulous! I love the photography as well! I just bookmarked three, including this one! Thanks for sharing!

  56. Dana Rodriguez says:

    You has me at Oreos and Cupcakes.I pinned this because I want to make these!

  57. oh wow, I better hide this from my hubby before he starts drooling on my computer!!  Thanks for the recipe!!

  58. These look yummy!

  59. I’ve made these cupcakes three times and each time was a major success. Especially the cream cheese frosting! EVERYBODY LOVES THE FROSTING! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! <3 can't wait to try your other recipes as well.

    • That’s awesome, Ericca! Thank you for letting me know. That made me smile. :)

      Happy New Year!

  60. Sandra VanHoey says:

    My youngest daughter would love these. Everything she buys is cookies n cream, her ice cream, yogurts, etc. Thanks for sharing!

  61. Amazing. That’s all I need to say. I made theses for my sons first birthday party today. I did a double batch and well we have non left. Thanks for helping me WOW my guests. I have a picture but I don’t know how I can post it from my phone. 

  62. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I have a daughter and grandson who would love this recipe. They get everything cookies n cream and these look easy and delicious

  63. Janet W. says:

    Wow my grandsons would go crazy for these! They are oreo fanatics! Looks delicious!

  64. I made these cupcakes and they are delicious. The only trouble that I had was with the frosting. My frosting was turning out to be more of an icing rather than an actual frosting. I then added in the leftover cream cheese and it got it thick enough to be an actual frosting. So instead of using 10 oz of cream cheese I used 16 oz of cream cheese.

  65. Robin Wilson says:

    These are almost too pretty to eat! But I can assure you, that won’t stop us!

  66. Michelle says:

    Wow. Made these today and they are so yum!

  67. yummy these look so good. The family will love these. We like the cookies and cream ice cream too. These would make a great pair for a kids birthday party. Thanks for the recipe

  68. These look so pretty! Pinned for later and thank you for posting.

  69. These look wonderful and tasty too! I love cupcakes and sweet things probably a little too much. I would be in heaven with these in front of me. Thanks for the recipe and idea!

  70. oh yum – these look so good. I have never eaten these kind before. cant wait to make them for our next get together at my sons house Thanks for the recipe and pictures

  71. Jenn Larsen says:

    I’m looking forward to making these today for my daughter’s second birthday cupcakes.
    She loves cookies, even though she doesn’t get cookies very often. These look fantastic and delicious.

  72. Oh my goodness! These look incredible! I have never seen a cupcake that looked like this. I have got to try and make these. Thanks for the recipe!!


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