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


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!

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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.


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 10, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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.

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

  3. One of my favorite Christmas treats are the truffles, although each year I add new treats to the favorite list 🙂

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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:-)

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

    1. 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!!

      1. 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!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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. 🙂

  12. 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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