Yield: 17-20 cupcakes

Cookies 'N Cream Cupcakes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes



  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 9 chocolate sandwich cookies, broken in fourths

For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 5 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • 8 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed fine


  1. For the cupcakes, in a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla paste.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, in about 3 additions.
  3. Fold in cookies. Fill cupcake liners about ½ to ¾ full and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool 10 minutes in pan, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla paste about 3 minutes until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and milk and beat 3 more minutes. Beat in finely crushed cookies.
  5. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcake. ENJOY!

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