Gingerbread Cupcakes

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 for Gingerbread 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!


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)

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread 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


If you can't find Gingerbread Oreos, use gingersnap cookies instead!

**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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107 comments on “Gingerbread Cupcakes”

  1. 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. My favorite holiday treat would have to be Jingles cookies or homemade, decorated sugar cookies! πŸ™‚

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

  4. Kimi

    I love Russian Tea Cookies

  5. Becca

    I love my grandmother’s peanut butter balls!

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

  7. Michelle

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

  8. Hannah

    Roll out sugar cookies say Christmas to me!

  9. Kimberly H

    I love sugar cookies and toffee!

  10. Laura C.

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

  11. Carolyn D.

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

  12. Sugar cookies with buttercream frosting πŸ™‚

  13. maureen

    Steamed Chocolate pudding with sauce.

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

  15. 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. πŸ™‚

  16. My favorite holiday treat is shortbread cookies!

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

  18. Rachel

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. Niki Shepherd

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

  22. My favorite holiday treat is fudge…”ALL” flavors of fudge!!! πŸ™‚

  23. My favorite holiday treat are rainbow cookies

  24. Debbie Bray

    mini cream cheese cupcakes

  25. sarah reyna

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

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

  27. cris

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

  28. Jennifer

    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!

  29. Meg

    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!

    • 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!!

  30. Robin

    I look forward to anise cookie this time of year.

  31. Julie B.

    I think decorated sugar cookies are my fav!!

  32. Nichole Spencer

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

  33. karen

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

  34. barbara n

    I love peppermint bark

  35. 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.

  36. Brandi Davis Bryant

    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.

  37. 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:-)

  38. Elin

    I love Russian tea cakes!

  39. Jennifer White

    My favorite holiday treat is peppermint bark!

  40. Jocelyn H

    Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!

  41. Shanna Uptergrove

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

  42. Tobi Drabczyk

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

  43. Anne

    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.

  44. Pumpkin pie is my favorite holiday dessert

  45. Joiya

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

  46. Sara L.

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

  47. Jessika

    I love Nurnberger Lebkuchen!

  48. Eva D

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

  49. Kristen M.

    I absolutely love gingerbread! The oreos are sooooooooooo good!

  50. Krista E.

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

  51. Tracy

    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!

  52. Ashley K

    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! πŸ˜‰

  53. Andrea D.

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

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

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

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

  57. Maria

    Gingerbread and Christmas just go together for me!

  58. Kristin

    I love warm, gooey popcorn balls during Halloween!

  59. Jehmie Durham

    My favorite holiday treat is Mexican wedding ring cookies!

  60. Sallie

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

  61. 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!

  62. Cat

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

  63. One of my favorite Christmas treats are the truffles, although each year I add new treats to the favorite list πŸ™‚

  64. Elizabeth

    I love Lemon Cookies!

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

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

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

  68. KaySue

    My favorite holiday treat is english toffee.

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

  70. Peppermint Ice cream pie. πŸ™‚

  71. Gingerbread at this time of year is amazing πŸ™‚ and I wish they did gingerbread oreos in the UK!

  72. Amanda

    yummmmmy I love gingerbread!

  73. Diane

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

  74. Joan

    I love the chex mix goodies!

  75. Sofie

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

  76. Kristin

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

  77. Natalie S

    My favorite holiday treat is peppermint ice cream!

  78. Ann in PA

    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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