Cookie Crazy Cupcakes

These fun cupcakes give you 3 cookies in one! I call them Cookie Crazy Cupcakes!

So I have an invention, y’all.

I wish I could keep it a secret, but I suck at secrets.

So don’t go stealing my idea, kay?

It’s called a “psycho-sensor”.



Here’s the back-story on my invention…

At the ripe old age of thiry-something-ish I made the executive decision to banish all crazy people from my life.


When I was younger I had more time for drama…well, maybe not time, but I allowed it around me more often than not.  I didn’t have it in me to tell the drama creators to “go scratch”.


But, I hit my thirties and suddenly didn’t have the time or patience for crazy.  Certainly they sneak through the cracks every now and then…or sometimes you just WANT someone to be a good person, but all the will in the land can’t force them from the dark side.

So.  I have to say that life is calmer, more fun and people know where you stand when you don’t “do crazy”.  It’s a fact.


But here’s the problem…sometimes people like to disguise as normal, when really they are imposters.  We’ll call them undercover crazies…all normal and such on the outside, all Real Housewife on the inside.

That’s why you need a patented psycho-sensor.  I will soon be selling it on QVC…just you wait.

In my mind’s eye it looks like a headlamp…that way people can see you’re crazy-busting-butt from a mile away.

So, block the crazies, ditch the crazies or drop kick those crazies right out of your hair…they cause frizz for real…and only allow crazy in the form of a cupcake into your inner circle.


And do I have one for you today.

Oh yes siree.

This cupcake has got it goin’ on…

Oreos? Check.

Chocolate Chip Cookie?  Check?

Biscoff?  Checkity check check.

That’s 3 cookies in one cupcake.

Here are the dirties…

Make some cookie dough.  I used the recipe for the dough from THIS sweet girl’s post.

Form the dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls.

Freeze the dough-balls for at least an hour…you want them to be TOTALLY frozen solid so the dough doesn’t cook inside the cupcake.
PhotobucketWhen the dough is frozen you can start assembling the cupcakes.
I used a vanilla boxed cake mix for the cupcake portion, but feel free to get all scratchy on me, I won’t be mad.
Line your muffin tin with cupcake liners and drop a whole Oreo in there.
PhotobucketFill your cupcake liner with 1/8 cup batter…with the Oreo in there you will need less than usual.
Then plop a frozen dough ball right in the batter.
PhotobucketYour dough will poke it’s head out a little bit. No worries.
PhotobucketBake the cupcakes for 20 minutes. They will look like this.
PhotobucketThen you need to make some frosting. To complete the trifecta of cookies I used Biscoff cookie spread in my frosting. If you aren’t able to find Biscoff in your supermarket, you can certainly order some…OR sub peanut butter in it’s place. Ahh, yes, peanut butter would be good here.
PhotobucketThen frost those crazies.
PhotobucketAnd then eat.
That’s why we’re here, yes?
PhotobucketPsycho-sensor activate!



Cookie Crazy Cupcakes


makes 24 cupcakes


Cookie Dough Filling

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 24 Oreo Cookies, plus more for garnish, if desired.


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Biscoff cookie spread or peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk


For Cookie Dough Filling

  1. In stand mixer cream together butter and both sugars until fluffy, turn mixer to low and add in milk and vanilla, speed mixer back up to medium for approximately 30 seconds until smooth. Turn mixer back down to low and stir in flour and salt until incorporated. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop out dough in heaping tablespoon sized portions and roll into balls. Place on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet and place in freezer for at least an hour.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Prepare cupcake batter according to package directions. Line 2 (12 count) muffin tins with cupcake liners and place an Oreo cookie in the bottom of each.
  3. Fill each tin with 1/8 cup of cake batter. (This will fill the cupcake liner approx 2/3 full)
  4. Place a ball of frozen cookie dough in the batter. It will not be submerged.
  5. Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes. The edges will be set and golden.
  6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.


  1. Cream butter and Biscoff or peanut butter in your stand mixer until smooth. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in your powdered sugar and milk. Turn mixer to medium and mix until smooth.
  2. Frost cupcakes.


cookie dough filling adapted from Kevin & Amanda


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Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

Oooooh my heavens. Could you put more of my favorite things in one cupcake?!?!? 🙂

And I will happily support your patented psycho sensor when it goes on the market. You’ll be a zillionaire. 😉

Blog is the New Black

Holy MOLY…. these are the mother of all cookie cupcakes!

Colleen @ What

These ARE crazy! Oh my. I can’t get over these. I’d need to go for a 10-mile run after eating one of these babies. 😉 YUM!!!

bridget {bake at 350}

Whoa, Nelly! That is SOME cupcake!!! Not only does it sound *amazing,* but I love the way your frosting is mounded on top.

Yeah….drop kicking the crazies is always a good thing.

The Partiologist

Like a cupcake version of the turducken…only way better!


Oh my! What an awesome idea. AND these could easily be called muffins without the frosting, right?! I mean that way I could justify eating them at 9am 😉


Genius, pure genius. That is all. 🙂

Rachel Cooks

Holy crap. I’m not a crazy person (most of the time…right now I’m a teensy bit hormonal), but these cupcakes would make me go crazy! They look so amazing!

Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Wow!! All the good stuff in one are amazing!

Julie @ Table for Two

omg, that is some cupcake! definitely crazy but crazy awesome! great creation, Shelly!

Katrina @ In Katrina

I need more of all of these things in my life. I’m pretty sure of it. And can I pre-order the psycho sensor?


totally needed the psycho-sensor at BHFood – most people are super fun and nice but there were definitely a few crazies i met.

if the sensor comes with a dozen of these cupcakes, i’ll be ordering 400.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Whoa!! These look insanely delicious! Awesome idea!

sally @ sallys baking addiction

Shelly, cookie crazy is certainly right! I’ve never seen a more jacked up cupcake. I can feel my pants getting tighter!


I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes, but these look absolutely amazing!


OK, that is the nuttiest, craziest, most amazing idea I have ever seen. That is the ultimate in a cupcake. Where do you get these ideas from. They are insane but incredible. Keep it up. I love it.


Wow. Those are some loaded cupcakes!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

There are almost too many good things in these cupcakes… except that isn’t even possible. Love these!

sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more

I will buy two of those sensors, and eat a few of those cupcakes for good measure!


It’s like the turducken of desserts! Wow.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

This is like a holy trinity of cookies creating one amazingly perfect cupcake. I’m smitten! That last picture with the cupcake cut open is just the BEST. 😀


Am I crazy sitting here snacking on YOGURT?? I want these cupcakes ….. now!


I still can’t believe what my eyes just saw!!! AMAZING creation!


I wish I knew what crazy incident prompted this post! I’m sure it was super juicy, like an episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey – the one where they yell and scream profanities and rip each other’s hair out! Yeah, that one.

Great recipe, by the way 🙂 The picture of the inside of the cupcake makes me want to dig in!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Oh yes, you are a cookie cupcake genius! These looks ah-mazing!

Crazy imposters? Oh my goodness yes! There are!


No, this isn’t cookie “crazy”, this is full-on, totally cookie psychosis. Like, INSANELY MENTAL COOKIE PSYCHOSIS. I love it & wouldn’t want it any other way… except, a whole batch of ones like this and for research purposes, a whole batch of the PB frosted ones 🙂

Emilie @ Emilie

HOLY CUPCAKE. I can’t even really imagine how great these must taste.


I also hate drama & crazies, but I love cookies-especially when they are in cupcakes! These are definitely going on my “must make” list!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

These are absolute insanity!!! Sign me up! lol


Oh my… looks like you frosted by way of dolloping an ice cream scoopful of frosting. Am I correct? Love that style!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

These are the trifecta of cupcakes…cookie, cake, cookie dough…WOW! Beautiful layers!


I dub these Death by Cookie cupcakes in the same way death by chocolate is chocolate overload, these are cookie overload. But they look AMAZING!


I’m all into the round house kick. (Kristan got me hooked on that one.)

And this cupcake? My husband would enjoy these — perfect for Father’s Day!

Ari @ Ari



These look amazing!!! I have come to the same conclusion about crazies! They aren’t worth the frustration ….but the craziness of these cupcakes sure are worth it!


I would totally buy one of the psycho-sensors. And those cupcakes look ridiculously good. 🙂


This recipe sounds crazy good!!!! Thanks! Trader Joe’s sells their version of cookie butter – almost the same as the Biscoff in a jar.

Cristin (Pinkie) of Cristin

Wow these cookie cupcakes look so fun! Thanks for sharing. Thankfully I’ve only had a couple of crazies in my life, one of which I put up with for far too long. I took the crazies out of my life 3 years ago and haven’t looked back. Life is just too short! Great post, thanks!


Random question: Have you ever made Halvah? I grew up on this as a treat and its fabulous but now hard to find. I’d like to try my hand at making it and I’ve found some recipes but they seem over my head, so I thought I’d ask direction from my dessert guro…?

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Oh my word!! I can’ not fathom how good these are!!! I need to have a party so I can make these, and not be forced to eat them all, and need new pants!


I seriously need these in my life right now. Thanks!

Cookie Sleuth

I’d buy the sensor and the cupcakes!

Tamara M.

SOOO gooood!! I think trader Joe’s sells something similar to the Biscoff cookie spread… its called cookie butter.


holy crap those look crazy amazing. and that is my kind of scoop of frosting. where can you buy the biscoff spread? i have yet to find it around here.


Wow, Shelly, these are amazing. You could not be any more creative!


Have you lost your mind? You can’t put three types of cookies in a cupcake! It’s not allowed.

I will make these immediately.


you are one CRAZY lady for making these cupcakes! crazy AWESOME that is!! my cookie monster husband is going to love you.


Cookie crazy is right! I think we all could do without some of the drama and the crazy people we have to deal with. These CookieCakes look yummy as heck! I’ve never looked for Biscoff in my small town grocery stores, but PB would be great. I also have to say that the picture where you cut them in two looks so amazing!


Walmart sells this stuff. That’s where I picked mine up.

Anne @ Have a Cookie!

O.M.G. Absolutely ridiculous! In a GOOD way!


You are totally, entirely cookie crazy.
Thank you.