Frosted Cupcookies

Frosted Cupcookies: cupcakes that are made of cookies, get it? These cookies are stuffed with Oreos and frosted with a decadent vanilla frosting!

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Frosted Cupcookies - these cupcakes are made of cookies, stuffed with Oreos, and frosted with vanilla frosting! The base recipe is only 2 ingredients so these are incredibly easy and SO GOOD!

This post gets me a little emotional because I’m so excited about this recipe. Why? Well, let’s start at the beginning.

About 4-5 years ago this girl commented on my blog and we started going back and forth commenting. One day she asked me where I lived because, I kid you not, my kitchen looked familiar to her. I told her that I was in Rocklin (which is outside Sacramento) and, small world, she was from the same city.

Fast forward a few months and a bunch of us bloggers that realized we were all close together decided to get coffee. This girl and I sat down next to each other and started talking about where we lived and she our conversation was basically a back and forth of “I live near this landmark” and “SO DO I!” It turns out that not only were we from the same city but we lived only a few blocks from each other. I walked my dog past her house every weekend!

Since that time four years ago, this girl and I have become friends, both personally and professionally. We help each other, lean on each other, go out for drinks together, and occasionally borrow a cup of sugar from each other. That girl is Hayley, from The Domestic Rebel. And I’m so happy and proud to do this post for her today because this recipe is from her NEW COOKBOOK!

Out of the Box Desserts by Hayley Parker

You all are going to want to RUN over to Amazon and buy this book. Out Of The Box Desserts by Hayley Parker is available now and is full of 100 recipes that are simply spectacular and semi-homemade. You all know how much I love some help in the kitchen, whether it’s using cake mix or Pillsbury refrigerated products or Krusteaz baking mixes! I’ll be the first one to tell you that I hardly ever make a box mix or dough product as their intended; I always stuff them with something or bake them as bars or throw them in the slow cooker.

There is a myriad of recipes to choose from in her book and all have a little bit of grocery store help to get you started. This book would be great for someone who is new to baking (especially kids!) or for someone who just likes to have some shortcuts in the kitchen. Don’t we all need to save time now and again? Especially with the school year starting – there’s never time for extra baking these days.

These cupcookies have only 2 main ingredients, which is a major win-win in my book!

Frosted Cupcookies Recipe - an easy 2 ingredient cupcake cookie with vanilla frosting!!

All you need to make the base of the cookies are some refrigerated cookie dough (or you could use a box mix or your own homemade recipe) and Oreos. That’s it! And guess what? You can use ANY kind of cookie dough you find at the store (I know for a fact that peanut butter would be fabulous) and you can use any kind of Oreo you want.

(Side note: did you know that new flavors of Oreo pop off the shelf almost daily? Target has Cookie Dough and Blueberry Pie flavors right now!)

Basically you just press some cookie dough on the top and bottom of an Oreo and bake each cupcake in a muffin pan. Then, when they’re cool, frosting them with vanilla frosting.

This is the perfect easy treat for any party or just because you NEED COOKIES RIGHT NOW.

Frosted Cupcookies - these cupcakes are made of cookies, stuffed with Oreos, and frosted with vanilla frosting! The base recipe is only 2 ingredients so these are incredibly easy and SO GOOD!

Don’t forget to go get Hayley’s book – you won’t be disappointed!

Did you make this recipe?

Frosted Cupcookies

These Frosted Cupcookies are a cupcake made out of chocolate chip cookies and stuffed with an Oreo! Frost them with your favorite frosting for a decadent and EASY treat!


  • 1 (24-count) package refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, room temperature (see note)

  • 12 Oreo cookies (any flavor)

  • 1 cup butter

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3-5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • (OR substitute a can of vanilla frosting - or any flavor - for the homemade frosting)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Take a single piece of cookie dough and flatten it slightly with the palm of your hand. Place an Oreo on top, then flatten another piece of cookie dough around the Oreo forming a ball and completely enclosing the Oreo. Place cookie dough ball into the muffin cup and repeat.

  3. Bake the cookie cups for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and edges are set. Cool in pan for at least 15 minutes and then run a knife around the edges to help you easily remove it from the pan.

  4. Pipe canned frosting onto the cupcakes. Or make your own frosting: beat butter until creamy with a hand mixer. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until it's crumbly, then add vanilla, salt, and 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream. Beat until smooth and fluffy, adding more cream as needed for consistency. Frost the cupcake cookies with the frosting.

  5. Store loosely covered for up to 3 days.


You can also use the roll of cookie dough and use 2 tablespoons for each cookie cup (one on the bottom and one on the top). Or use a homemade dough if you prefer. Try using peanut butter, chocolate, sugar, or snickerdoodle dough instead!

Use any flavor Oreo you like! You can also use any flavor canned frosting, or my favorite chocolate frosting would be good too.

Note about frosting: if you're piping them high, use the full frosting recipe. If you're just frosting the tops with a knife, you can cut the frosting recipe in half or have leftover frosting.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Out of the Box Desserts by Hayley Parker, The Countryman Press, 2016.

All images and text ©. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe.

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  1. Yay Hayley! Can’t wait for my copy. I’ve been looking at her site for years and it’s always creative and inspiring!
    You all are lucky to have a blog network locally, too. Want!
    These look so incredible!

  2. What a nice story, Dorothy! It really goes to show that it is such a small world! 🙂 These cup cookies look SO good! Definitely my kind of dessert!

  3. HAYLEY!!

    I love the story of you guys finding each other. Life is seriously crazy. And I am SO HAPPY for her and her awesome new cookbook!! These cupcookies are just the tip of the iceberg of her genius!

  4. And already onto book #2 – she’s rockin’ it!

  5. What a fantastic story – it’s so cool that you two are neighbors!

  6. They look fabulous and I love your storytelling in the beginning about how you and Hayley met. It truly is a small world!! And her book is amazing!

  7. OH MY GOSH. DOROTHY! This post has me in tears! It is so touching and it took me back to that day at Wild Chicken when we first met and grabbed coffee. I knew we’d be fast friends because both you and I were gaga over all the different flavored coffee combinations! Lol! Thank you for making this recipe from my book and for your inspiration, support and friendship since the day we met. I heart you!!

  8. I am SO in love with Hayley’s book. These are on Stella’s top 5 must makes, right after the mint – and I know I’ve said it before , but I feel SO lucky to live near you guys…I would have quit blogging long ago if it wasn’t for you all 🙂

  9. I still can’t believe how close you guys live to each other. It’s so funny! I can back you up here, Hayley’s book is AMAZING. She has such a knack for amazing desserts! These cookie cups look suuuper delish.

  10. I was looking through the recipes on your site, and I find them to be ridiculous and absurd…ly WONDERFUL. Omg! I am a very crusty kind of lady (yah), so of course I love everything here. Now excuse me while I lay my eyeballs on some more of your recipes. Kudos to you. BOOM!

  11. What! I had no idea that you and Hayley were neighbors. Love it. Her blog just cracks me up with her wit and sass <3

    These cupcookies are so fun and festive and I dig that they are low mess.

  12. ooh baby I love your way…me and peter frampton could have a great time eating these.

  13. So yum looking! Do you use a large cupcake pans are just the normal size cupcake pans? Thank you so much

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