Ultimate Cookies and Cream Lovers Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Not for people watching their waistline but the ultimate cookies and cream experience in a cupcake form.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 12 muffin cups with paper or aluminum foil liners.
  2. In a medium bowl or on a large square of waxed paper, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and vinegar; set aside for a few minutes to curdle.
  4. Add the sugar, oil and vanilla extract and other extract, if using, and beat until foamy. Add the dry ingredients in 2 increments, and beat until no large lumps remain.
  5. Add the chopped cookies to the batter, stirring just to combine. Spoon the batter into the liner cups, filling them three-quarters full.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Frosting:.
  9. While cupcakes cook, in the bowl , beat the shortening and butter on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, until well combined and fluffy.
  10. Reduce speed to low to add the sugar until incorporated, and then increase to medium-high speed to beat for about 3 minutes.
  11. Add the vanilla extract and milk; beat on the same speed for 5 to 7 minutes, until fluffy. Add the cookie crumbs, mixing well.
  12. Frost the cupcakes and serve!
Most Helpful

Cupcakes were fabulous and extremely tasty. Will definitely make them again. Frosting however was completely useless. I followed the recipe completely and it turned out very thin. Unable to frost the cupcakes. Will definitely use a different frosting recipe next time.

sierra c. June 06, 2016

I wasn't a fan of these and won't make them again. I was excited by the reviews, but the frosting had the cheap, taste and texture of that found on cakes from Wal-mart, Sam's Club or your local supermarket. I assume this is because of all the shortening used as opposed to a traditional buttercream. FYI...As some people have stated, I actually doubled the batter but not the frosting and still had frosting left over.

Dus June 06, 2015

I used the recipe to make the frosting , and OMG THIS WAS AMAZING ! Such a huge hit ! Thank you !!!

jenny62504 June 03, 2015