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
  • 34 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


86 Responses

  1. Danielle

    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 😉

  2. 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.

  3. Gina

    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.

  4. Erica

    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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. Marion

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

  9. 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!

  10. Alice

    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…?

  11. Tamara M.

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

  12. heather

    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.

  13. 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!

  14. Darlene

    Seriously, this is what the crazies make you do?? Bake giant cookies disguised as cupcakes with an ice cream scoop amount of frosting??! Thank you, crazies!

  15. Darlene

    Wait! My husband, after viewing this has requested these for his birthday. I skimmed by the peanut butter part because he doesn’t like the stuff (what?!?!) What should I use for frosting?…it has look like the picture!

    1. shelly

      Actually I didn’t use peanut butter, read through the recipe and you will see I used “Biscoff” spread which is like a cookie/graham cracker type spread…it’s SO delicious. It looks like peanut butter but doesn’t taste like it at all! If you don’t want to use either of those, you can use Nutella, or even crush up some Oreos and stir them into vanilla frosting to make an Oreo frosting!

      1. Darlene

        My apologies. I didn’t check the link (very naughty) and I assumed it was some kind of peanut buttery substitute. Had I looked, I would never have written anything because I would have been on my way to the store…

        I bought it today. Sticky, gooey crack in a jar…thank you very much. I hid it in the back of the cabinet…I need to forget….

  16. Diana

    At first i thought not for me but when I saw photo 7 I was yum..and photo 10 Im printing and making these today. Luv it!

  17. SWeetsugarbelle

    I am NOT into crazies AT ALL. I need a sensor though because I never catch them. What’s worse is that I always get me feeling hurt when i figure it out. But seriously smart move to keep the crazies away. They’ll eat you from the inside out. Kicking them works too though!

  18. Sometimes your posts make me angry because they are so amazing and decadent! I get “crazy” mad that I did not come up with something so fantastic. But then I get happy because I realize that you actually help make become more creative. You definetly inspire!

  19. Judy

    I will make thesebecause they look like somehthing my friends would like. but I’m also thinking with the bicoff, I might just try the biscoff cookies(I currently have a package and would have to break them in two to make them fit, but that’s okay) and cinnamon chips. Does that sound good?

  20. Caitlyn

    I just made these! I was worried all the ingredients wouldn’t fit into the cupcake tin but they magically did! I couldn’t find the Biscoff spread at the store and since I plan to send these to work with my husband, I may just leave them unfrosted, they look so pretty without the frosting!

  21. Alane

    Oh MY Gosh!!!! I love this post! I’ve too gotten rid of some impostors who were creeping in and around my life…2!!!!
    I plan to make these crazy sensor cupcakes!!! I plan to follow you! I think you are so fun and I love your blog site!!! It’s fun and crazy true!!!! Love ya…my New BF!!!!:)

  22. Darlene

    I made these this past weekend for my husband’s birthday. They are sooooooooooooooo delicious! I’ve been eating them for breakfast and lunch…and maybe I had one for an early dinner yesterday. The Biscoff frosting is to…die…for…
    Gotta go exercise now…no kidding…

  23. Stephanie

    I made these cupcakes before and they were wonderful. However, I used a eletric oven, which I am used to, but this time I am using a gas oven. Is there a difference in time and temperature?

  24. DylanV

    I just made a modified version of these with a chocolate cupcake recipe and vanilla icing. These have to be the best things I have ever tasted.

    1. carol stafford

      Thank you for the comment. I just asked if you could use cocoa instead of peanut butter. Or a cookie icing. Then I seen your post.

  25. carol stafford

    Could you use cocoa in the icing instead of peanutbutter? Or maybe a cookie icing also. I have a niece who is allergic to peanuts.

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