Gingerbread Cupcakes and a Sweets & Treats Boutique Giveaway

I have a fun giveaway for you all from Sweets & Treats Boutique today, but first, here’s a little secret about me. I’m not a big Gingerbread Cookie fan. I love the flavor of gingerbread…but those big brown cookies kind creep me out.

Totally weird right?

I have been looking desperately forGingerbread Oreo cookies. (Did you know about these???) I was pretty sure I would like them, after all, they’re made by Oreo. Duh.

And, I’m pretty sure you’ll be happy to hear that they are just as good as I imagined…AND MORE.

I knew I wanted to try them in my cupcake batter, similar to my Chips Ahoy Cookie Dough Cupcakes. I flavored up my cupcake batter with some molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves too! They smelled amazing in the oven. The frosting is made with crushed up Gingerbread Oreo cookies, does it get any better?

Seriously, these are delicious. Much better than chewing off the foot of a cookie “man”. Just sayin.

Now….on to the giveaway!

I was fortunate enough to review some of these fun cupcake liners. Normally when baking cupcakes, and I use paper liners, I have to double line them so you can see the design. However, with these, only one liner needed! I love that!

Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving ONE lucky reader a fun package filled with cupcake liners, treat bags, treat cups, and straws (ARV over $50)! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!

And, a few housekeeping notes….

The Nambe Infinity 2pc Server giveway is still live, so if you haven’t entered yet be sure to do so before December 12 at midnight!

I’m also in a fun recipe contest, that requires voting (I know, I’m not a fan of that part either). But if you love my Chocolate Almond Fudge Bites would you mind heading over to Sweetest 16 to give my Fudge bites a vote? I’d really appreciate it! Thanks friends!!

Do you LOVE gingerbread too? How about some Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats?

 How about some more Cupcakes? Here are a few of MY favorites:

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream:

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Frosting:

Mocha Cupcakes: (just add peppermint for the holidays)

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 Gingerbread Oreo cookies, broken in fourths
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 5 Gingerbread Oreo cookies, crushed fine

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. For the cupcakes, in mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and molasses. Add flour and all seasonings. Beat in buttermilk. Scoop batter into liners 1/2 full. I broke all my Oreos into 4 pieces and put 2 of those pieces into each cupcake.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  4. For the frosting, beat butter for 3 minutes, until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, milk and crushed Oreos. Beat for an additional 3-5 minutes. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes (add sprinkles if desired). ENJOY
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**Sweets and Treats Boutique provided me some free cupcake liners for the writing of this post. No other monies were exchanged. All opinions are 100% mine.

106 Responses to “Gingerbread Cupcakes and a Sweets & Treats Boutique Giveaway”

  1. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    How have I never thought about doctoring up rice krispie treats before? Those look awesome. Looks like another recipe has been added to The List.

  2. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    My favorite holiday treat would have to be Jingles cookies or homemade, decorated sugar cookies! :-)

  3. MaryB
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Cookies!

  4. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Homemade caramel and chocolate covered pretzels or divinity or fudge? OMG, I can’t chose!

  5. Kimi
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I love Russian Tea Cookies

  6. Becca
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I love my grandmother’s peanut butter balls!

  7. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Cookies..any kind of cookies. I recently discovered that I love gingersnaps crushed on top of pumpkin ice cream!

  8. Michelle
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    My favorite holiday treat that says Christmas is Russian Tea Cakes. I look forward to them every year!

  9. Hannah
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Roll out sugar cookies say Christmas to me!

  10. Kimberly H
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I love sugar cookies and toffee!

  11. Laura C.
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I love cookies my Mom is famous for – nothing better!

  12. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Sugar cookies are my favorites!

  13. Carolyn D.
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I look forward to the different party mixes made with cereal.

  14. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Sugar cookies with buttercream frosting :)

  15. maureen
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Steamed Chocolate pudding with sauce.

  16. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Love these cupcakes! My favorite holiday treat is Red Velvet Cookie Sandwich!

  17. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    gingerbread oreos IN cookies. I like your style Aimee. You know, I only had my first gingerbread Oreo this past weekend!!! You truly do think I live under a rock now… after not knowing what a Jingle is. Oh lordy. I need to get out more. :)

  18. Liz
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is shortbread cookies!

  19. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I love those cookies. SO much. And gingerbread men creep me out too. But not gingerbread…is that weirder?

  20. Rachel
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Gingerbread with lemon curd. Just thinking about it makes me feel five years old again!

  21. Stacey
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Peppermint bark.

  22. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Scotcheroos, Monster Cookies, Caramel Rolls, and Fudge. How can you pick one?!

  23. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    These cupcakes sound wonderful, I love that you crush up the oreos in the frosting as well. I love all the holiday treats but Bark and White trash are my favorites, a nibble here, a nibble there, just so easy to grab and keep going.

    • posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

      Thanks Joan! Bark is one of those nibbling things (and your Reese’s Bark looks amazing)! LOVE.

  24. Niki Shepherd
    posted Dec 10, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I need these cupcake liners and straws in my life! How adorable are they?! Love them :) My absolute favorite holiday treat has got to be Turtles! They are easy to make, beautiful and oh so delicious!!

  25. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Russian tea cakes! I voted for you!

  26. posted Dec 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is fudge…”ALL” flavors of fudge!!! :)

  27. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    My favorite holiday treat are rainbow cookies

  28. Debbie Bray
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

    mini cream cheese cupcakes

  29. sarah reyna
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

    my favorite holiday treats would have to be salted caramels and fudge!

  30. Terri
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Fudge!

  31. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I’m also not a huge gingerbread cookie fan but these cupcakes look perfect!

    • posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:19 am

      Thank you Anita. And I see YOU had Gingerbread on the brain too!

  32. cris
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Cookies and more cookies! It´s Christmas for me.

  33. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Sugar cookies and Yum Yum Bars!

  34. Jennifer
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I have to admit that you have so many recipes I want to try but if I do I will end up gaining about 20 pounds! Yummy stuff!

    • Jennifer
      posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

      Oh and my favorite holiday treat is sugar cookies with lots of frosting

  35. Meg
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 2:45 am

    First of all, I have voted for you on Sweetest 16 – all of your recipes are brilliant, so will keep my fingers crossed.

    My favourite festive treat would have to be a gingerbread house. I love the family fun of decorating it, and the joyful – and delicious – destruction of it thereafter. Would love to see your version of one!

    • posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Thanks for voting Meg!! As for my version of a gingerbread house…we buy the kits. haha! I attempted it one year with the family, baking homemade gingerbread pieces and everything. I clearly am not THAT talented, it fell apart. So we called it the “the year of the tornado” house. It was awful. But I love that you *think* so highly of me, haha!!

      • Meg
        posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

        Heehee! My only home attempt was a disaster too – walls came out waaaaay too thick, and nothing fit together. At least the deconstructed parts were delicious 😉 Tell you what, if you try it again, I will too!

        • Aimee @ Shugarysweets
          posted Dec 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

          Not a chance! But feel free to try it again yourself!

  36. Robin
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I look forward to anise cookie this time of year.

  37. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Gingerbread cookies!

  38. Julie B.
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I think decorated sugar cookies are my fav!!

  39. Nichole Spencer
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

    My favorite holiday treat or should I say treats are peanut butter blossoms, ANYTHING with chocolate and candy canes!

  40. karen
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:17 am

    my favorite holiday treat is butterscotch fudge. Rich so a little piece at a time is all you need. Delicious!

  41. barbara n
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I love peppermint bark

  42. madna
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I like gingerbread.

  43. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I love the look of those simple cookies with the Hershey Kiss in the center and they always make an appearance during the holidays but I’ve NEVER made them myself! I think that I will have to this year.

  44. Brandi Davis Bryant
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

    My favorite Holiday treats are cookies that the kids and I bake for Christmas. I also love fudge, snowballs and chewies. Yum! Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

  45. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:03 am

    haha! I’m not sure that I will ever look at a gingerbread man the same again:-) Gingerbread is one of those flavors that I can take or leave, but those Oreos were the bomb!!! Love that you put them into cupcakes:-)

  46. Elin
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I love Russian tea cakes!

  47. Jennifer White
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

    My favorite holiday treat is peppermint bark!

  48. Jocelyn H
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!

  49. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Decorated sugar cookies! :)

  50. Shanna Uptergrove
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

    My Mother in Law’s Pumpkin Rolls!!!! Only get them at Christmas!

  51. Tobi Drabczyk
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

    My favorite holiday treat is anything with peppermint—but if I have to pick just one it would be chocolate mint crinkle cookies.

  52. Anne
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

    My favorite treat for the holidays is stollen. I don’t make it any other time of the year, so it really is a holiday treat.

  53. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite holiday dessert

  54. Joiya
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I miss my Grandma’s traditional German “Vanillekipferl”. *sigh*

  55. Sara L.
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

    My favorite holiday treat is Caramel Praline Crunch that my mother in law makes each year.

  56. Jessika
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I love Nurnberger Lebkuchen!

  57. Eva D
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I hope I can find the Gingerbread Oreos to make the cupcakes. Not a fan of roll out cookies.

  58. Kristen M.
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I absolutely love gingerbread! The oreos are sooooooooooo good!

  59. Krista E.
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    My favorite is the platters of cookies that friends make for our family.

  60. Tracy
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hmmm, the cookies are creepy huh:) that’s a new one…. have you tried the Starbucks gingerbread loaf? Yummmmmmmmm I am stalking our Starbucks for it and I don’t even drink coffee!

    • posted Dec 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      I haven’t tried their Gingerbread loaf…but I will now! Thanks!

  61. Ashley K
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    It is sooo funny you say that…~ I LOVE gingerbread for the holidays! in all kinds and now I have to try the Rice Krispies in Gringerbread! OH MY! 😉
    amberpebs@yahoo.com

  62. Andrea D.
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I love peanut butter cup cookies. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  63. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    that’s a tough one – but I’d have to say our favorite holiday treat are peanut butter balls

  64. Paige P.
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    peppermint bark!

  65. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    i LOVE gingerbread!! it’s super delicious. these cupcakes are awesome!

  66. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Definitely trying the Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue asap… sounds soooo good!

  67. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Buckeyes candy are pretty amazing!

  68. Skylar S
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Fudge or toffee!

  69. Maria
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Gingerbread and Christmas just go together for me!

  70. Kristin
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I love warm, gooey popcorn balls during Halloween!

  71. Jehmie Durham
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is Mexican wedding ring cookies!

  72. Sallie
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I love my grandmother’s cookies. I’ve been trying to recreate them but it’s a work in progress :)

  73. Veronica
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Do I have to pick just one favorite? I love it all! This year, I’m going to try and bake up some of my great grandmother’s molasses cookies. They used to be my favorites!

  75. Shica
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Choc chip cookies

  76. Cat
    posted Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I never knew about the gingerbread oreos! Not sure this is a good thing now! Thanks for sharing these treat ideas!

  77. SalBug
    posted Dec 12, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Eggnog!

  78. posted Dec 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

    One of my favorite Christmas treats are the truffles, although each year I add new treats to the favorite list :)

  79. Elizabeth
    posted Dec 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I love Lemon Cookies!

  80. posted Dec 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Although they all looks super good
    I think my favorite is Salted Caramel meringue frosted cupcake

  81. posted Dec 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

    My two all time favorite holiday treat are Almond Roca bars & Chocolate Brownie Crinkle Cookies. YUM

  82. posted Dec 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I love Gingerbread Oreos. Seriously love them. Putting them in both the cupcake and frosting is genius and sounds amazing!

  83. KaySue
    posted Dec 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is english toffee.

  84. posted Dec 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is my Russian Teacakes, right out of the freezer, lol!

  85. posted Dec 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Peppermint Ice cream pie. :)

  86. posted Dec 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Gingerbread at this time of year is amazing :-) and I wish they did gingerbread oreos in the UK!

  87. Amanda
    posted Dec 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

    yummmmmy I love gingerbread!

  88. Diane
    posted Dec 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    My new favorite is Peanut Butter Maple fudge ..Amazing!

  89. Joan
    posted Dec 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I love the chex mix goodies!

  90. Sofie
    posted Dec 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I looooove roasted almonds! It’s the best treat EVER

  91. Kristin
    posted Dec 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

    I love my ginger cookies. Soft and Chewy and oh so good.

  92. Natalie S
    posted Dec 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    My favorite holiday treat is peppermint ice cream!

  93. Jan R
    posted Dec 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Has to be cookies.

  94. Ann in PA
    posted Dec 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Found the Gingerbread Oreos last week and made the cupcakes for Christmas. AMAZING! Entire family said this recipe is a keeper. Went back out today to grab a couple more packages of cookies before they disappear from the shelves.

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