Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Oreo cookie has been celebrating a big birthday.  As a result, our local grocery store was giving away a free package of Oreos.  That’s my kind of celebration!  I never buy Oreos, so wanted to make something special.  In the keeping with the festive spirit, I decided Oreo Cupcakes were definitely in order.

These Oreo Cupcakes were an indulgence, and an absolute treat.  The vanilla cake and the cream cheese frosting complement each other perfectly, while letting the Oreo cookies shine through in all their glory.  It doesn’t hurt there is half a cookie (the cream-filled half at that!) resting at the bottom of the cupcake, there are big cookie chunks studded throughout the cakes, and there is a dusting of chocolate cookie crumbs on the top.  These are the ultimate cupcakes for cookies and cream lovers!

So, back to birthdays…it just so happens today is my brother’s birthday. It’s a big birthday too ~ the kind with a 0 at the end. We can’t let a day like that go under-celebrated. He lives on the West coast, which makes an in-person cake celebration a bit tricky. So instead, we can celebrate with a virtual birthday cake, and these Oreo Cupcakes are posted in his honor!  Happy Birthday!

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Yields: 24 cupcakes
  • Cupcake:
  • 24 Oreo cookies, separated (carefully twist for 1 side with filling intact, 1 side just cookie)
  • 24 Oreo cookies, quartered
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons for quartered Oreos
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup milk (I used skim)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1⅔ cups sugar
  • Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (I used the ⅓ less fat variety), at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. With the Oreos that have been separated: 1) Place each cream-filled half of the separated Oreos at the bottom of each paper liner. 2) With the chocolate cookie halves, cut 12 in half and crush the remaining 12, and set aside for garnish.
  3. Toss the quartered Oreos in flour and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. In a large bowl, cream butter until fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add milk, sugar and vanilla, and beat until combined.
  6. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing until well-blended. Add the egg whites, and beat for 2 minutes. Fold in quartered Oreos.
  7. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  8. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add butter, and cream until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until you reach desired consistency.
  9. Frost cupcakes as desired. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos and top with a half of the chocolate cookie halves.
There were a few comments on the original recipe that reported occasional cake sticking to the cupcake liners. While I did not experience this issue, I wanted to bring this to your attention so you carefully peel your liners. Also, I stored my cupcakes in the refrigerator, but do not know if that helped the paper liners release. They're good...enjoy!

Source:  Beantown Baker


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  1. Happy Birthday to your brother! These cupcakes look super tasty =)

  2. Oreos make everything better, especially Cupcakes! I have such an addiction to Oreos. I wish my store was giving away a free package! Great recipe 🙂

  3. Oooooh, delicious! 🙂 I love me a good oreo, and these cupcakes look like I would devour them,

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  5. These cupcakes are amazing!! Yummy!
    Greets from bfc!

  6. Happy birthday to your brother! Glad you enjoyed the cupcakes. They’re a favorite in our house for sure.

  7. I love oreos and these are totally my kind of cupcakes. Love the first picture A!

  8. Free Oreo’s?! I need to show there 🙂
    These cupcakes look amazing!

  9. vivasuzi says:

    I’m going to try these for my husbands birthday. I looked and looked for Oreo cupcake recipes and yours is the easiest so far. I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂

  10. vivasuzi says:

    These turned out good, and it was fairly easy. My only problem was that they ended up a bit dry since they were stored in the fridge. Any solutions for that? Do you have to store in the fridge because of the cream cheese frosting?

    • I hope you husband enjoyed them for his birthday! I did store mine in the fridge because of the cream cheese frosting…it gets a little droopy otherwise. My cake did not come out dry though, so I’m not sure what the issue might have been. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  11. hello…. i made them yesterday….as i am loving Oreos
    the receipt is really good i just added egg yellow as well and made oreos little smaller pieces…
    the frosting i added crushed oreos inside and it was delicious….cant stop eating….thank you so much of sharing the receipt….