Gingerbread Cupcakes and a Sweets & Treats Boutique Giveaway

by aimee @ shugarysweets on December 10, 2012

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


    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


  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.

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Photographer Leia December 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.
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Olivia @ Liv Lives Life December 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

My favorite holiday treat would have to be Jingles cookies or homemade, decorated sugar cookies! :-)
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MaryB December 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm



Jenn@eatcakefordinner December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Homemade caramel and chocolate covered pretzels or divinity or fudge? OMG, I can’t chose!
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Kimi December 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I love Russian Tea Cookies


Becca December 10, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I love my grandmother’s peanut butter balls!


Julie December 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!
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Michelle December 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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


Hannah December 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Roll out sugar cookies say Christmas to me!


Kimberly H December 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I love sugar cookies and toffee!


Laura C. December 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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


Elizabeth King December 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Sugar cookies are my favorites!


Carolyn D. December 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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


Carrie R December 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Sugar cookies with buttercream frosting :)
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maureen December 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Steamed Chocolate pudding with sauce.


Pamela December 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Love these cupcakes! My favorite holiday treat is Red Velvet Cookie Sandwich!
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sally @ sallys baking addiction December 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. :)
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Liz December 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

My favorite holiday treat is shortbread cookies!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 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?
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

Nope. Not weirder at all. TOTALLY get ya!


Rachel December 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

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


Stacey December 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Peppermint bark.


Kate @ December 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm

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


Joan@Chocolateandmore December 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.
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 7:34 am

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


Niki Shepherd December 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!!


Shiloh Barkley December 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Russian tea cakes! I voted for you!
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Denise D December 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

My favorite holiday treat is fudge…”ALL” flavors of fudge!!! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 7:33 am

So right there with ya!!!


Jenn December 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

My favorite holiday treat are rainbow cookies


Debbie Bray December 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

mini cream cheese cupcakes


sarah reyna December 11, 2012 at 12:18 am

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


Terri December 11, 2012 at 12:31 am



Anita at Hungry Couple December 11, 2012 at 12:36 am

I’m also not a huge gingerbread cookie fan but these cupcakes look perfect!
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 7:19 am

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


cris December 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

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


Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dishes December 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

Sugar cookies and Yum Yum Bars!
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Jennifer December 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 December 11, 2012 at 12:49 am

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


aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

That sounds good to me too!!


Meg December 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!


aimee @ shugarysweets December 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 December 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 December 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Not a chance! But feel free to try it again yourself!
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Robin December 11, 2012 at 5:00 am

I look forward to anise cookie this time of year.


Cassie December 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

Gingerbread cookies!
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Julie B. December 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

I think decorated sugar cookies are my fav!!


Nichole Spencer December 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!


karen December 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!


barbara n December 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

I love peppermint bark


madna December 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

I like gingerbread.


Julia@cookandburn December 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.


Brandi Davis Bryant December 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.


Jocelyn @BruCrew Life December 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:-)
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Elin December 11, 2012 at 9:07 am

I love Russian tea cakes!


Jennifer White December 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

My favorite holiday treat is peppermint bark!


Jocelyn H December 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!


Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 11, 2012 at 9:27 am

Decorated sugar cookies! :)
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Shanna Uptergrove December 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

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


Tobi Drabczyk December 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.


Anne December 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.


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

Pumpkin pie is my favorite holiday dessert
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Joiya December 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

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


Sara L. December 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

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


Jessika December 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

I love Nurnberger Lebkuchen!


Eva D December 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.


Kristen M. December 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I absolutely love gingerbread! The oreos are sooooooooooo good!


Krista E. December 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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


Tracy December 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!


aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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


Ashley K December 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! ;)


Andrea D. December 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

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


Heather @French Press December 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
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aimee @ shugarysweets December 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Good choice Heather!!


Paige P. December 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

peppermint bark!


what katie's baking December 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

i LOVE gingerbread!! it’s super delicious. these cupcakes are awesome!
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Denise December 11, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Definitely trying the Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue asap… sounds soooo good!
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Tammy Northrup December 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Buckeyes candy are pretty amazing!
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Skylar S December 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Fudge or toffee!


Maria December 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Gingerbread and Christmas just go together for me!


Kristin December 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I love warm, gooey popcorn balls during Halloween!


Jehmie Durham December 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

My favorite holiday treat is Mexican wedding ring cookies!


Sallie December 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 :)


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Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors December 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!
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Shica December 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Choc chip cookies


Cat December 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!


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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking December 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 :)
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Elizabeth December 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love Lemon Cookies!


Aya B. December 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

Although they all looks super good
I think my favorite is Salted Caramel meringue frosted cupcake
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Addy Davis December 12, 2012 at 11:41 am

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


Laura Dembowski December 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!
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KaySue December 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

My favorite holiday treat is english toffee.


Michelle December 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

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


Sarah C. December 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Peppermint Ice cream pie. :)
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Joy @ Baking-Joy December 13, 2012 at 7:39 am

Gingerbread at this time of year is amazing :-) and I wish they did gingerbread oreos in the UK!
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Amanda December 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

yummmmmy I love gingerbread!


Diane December 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

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


Joan December 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I love the chex mix goodies!


Sofie December 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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


Kristin December 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

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


Natalie S December 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

My favorite holiday treat is peppermint ice cream!


Jan R December 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Has to be cookies.


Ann in PA December 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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