Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcakes


Delicious and easy vanilla cupcakes recipe with buttercream frosting and Keebler fudge stripe cookies baked right in.  These are a fun dessert to make with kids!

Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcake Recipe www.wishesndishes.com

If you only had any idea how many tries these cupcakes took for me to get them right.  OK, I’ll give you an idea – I’d say about ten tries….that’s right – ten tries.  I got frustrated at times, but my loving husband reminded me that inventing a new recipe for cupcakes (or anything else, for that matter) is not going to work out perfectly the first time.  Ahhh, if only it were that easy, right?

Mr. Wishes helped me with these!  Originally, the idea was to leave the Fudge Stripe cookies whole and bake them into the middle of the cupcake.  Well, they didn’t want to stay put and kept rising to the top of the cupcake during baking, which created a bubble of batter where the hole is in the middle of the cookie and some spillage over the edge of the pan.  Not fun!  Other times, they ended up diagonal within the cupcake…also not ideal.  We even tried pushing the cookies down a few minutes into the baking process…that also didn’t work.  Ultimately, I ended up breaking up the cookies and putting them into the batter right before baking.  They still rose to the top but didn’t look as messy and the cupcakes kept their shape better.  These are sooooo good!  Just the right amount of cookie and slight melted chocolate incorporated into a delicious yellow cupcake.  And of course the frosting on top is divine and goes perfectly with the flavors.  Definitely try these!  Make it worth all of my wasted time, ingredients and 10 extra pounds of cupcake eating.  🙂

Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcake Recipe www.wishesndishes.com

Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcake Recipe www.wishesndishes.com

Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcakes
Serves: 12
Delicious and easy vanilla cupcakes recipe with buttercream frosting and Keebler fudge stripe cookies baked right in. These are a fun dessert to make with kids!
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs plus one egg YOLK
  • 1 and ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 12 Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies (or generic brand)
Buttercream Frosting:
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk (add a little bit more if needed to make spreadable)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. COARSELY crush 6 of the Keebler cookies (they will be added to the batter right before baking). A good balance of some crumbs and some chunks works best. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment on medium-high speed, cream together butter, sugar, salt, baking powder and vanilla until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs and egg yolk ONE at a time until fully incorporated. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  5. With the mixer on low, add one third of the flour, then half the milk, then another third of the flour, then the rest of the milk. Lastly, add the remaining flour. Scrape down sides as needed.
  6. Pour into a cupcake tin lined with cupcake liners. Fill each liner ¾ full of the batter. Evenly sprinkle cookies that you crushed earlier on top of the batter and push down the chunks into the batter with a toothpick or fork. Cookies will still mostly rise to the top during baking, but that’s OK…they will taste awesome and look cool!
  7. Bake cupcakes for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. – CHECK to make sure they are done – some ovens cook faster/slower.
  8. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting!
Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Using an electric mixer, cream together all frosting ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes, place half of a Keebler Fudge Stripe cookie on top (try to break them in half cleanly) :). Enjoy!

Recipe source:  Cupcake idea was another one of my own creations (with the help of my husband!) and base cupcake recipe adapted from iambaker.net.

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33 Responses to “Fudge Stripe Cookie Cupcakes”

  1. March 3, 2014 at 7:54 AM #

    These are genius! I love those little fudge stripe cookies!

    • March 3, 2014 at 12:58 PM #

      Thank you, Marie!

  2. March 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM #

    Good for you for persevering! The result is so pretty. 🙂 I love the added height the cookies give!

    • March 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

      Thanks, Claire! I love tall cupcakes 🙂

  3. March 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM #

    Ten tries? Wow! These look totally worth it, Ashley. I can’t even begin to estimate how many of these cookies I ate as a child. 🙂

    • March 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

      No exaggeration 🙂

  4. March 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM #

    These cupcakes are adorable!

    • March 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

      Angie, thanks so much!

  5. March 3, 2014 at 1:16 PM #

    Ashley – you are one persistent food blogger! Ten tries is some serious dedication! Thank you for bringing us these adorable cupcakes!

    • March 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM #

      Persistent I am!! Thanks Shashi!

  6. March 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM #

    These look so delicious. Love the cookies in the cupcakes.

    • March 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM #

      Thank you Christie!

  7. March 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM #

    I love these! Fudge-striped cookies bring back so many memories from when I was a kid – my sister and I were obsessed with them!

  8. March 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM #

    Oh my goodness. Add a cookie like that to a cupcake and I’m all over it! I love fudge stripe cookies!

    • March 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM #

      Thank you Rebecca!!

  9. March 3, 2014 at 7:50 PM #

    10 tries is some dedication! I think I would of given up! So glad you didn’t. You know I read that if you coat blueberries or fruit in a little bit of flour before adding them to cupcakes or muffins they don’t sink to the bottom. Wonder if this would work for cookies and not rising to the top. I think I need to try and see!

    • March 3, 2014 at 9:41 PM #

      That is a great question!! I wonder how that would work! Let me know if you try it, Nancy!

  10. March 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM #

    great job developing the recipe!!! These cupcakes do look SUPER tasty and fun!

  11. March 4, 2014 at 12:48 AM #

    Well it looks like on your 10th try you nailed it as they look spectacular.

    • March 4, 2014 at 1:03 AM #

      Awww thank you! 10 times a charm 😉

  12. March 4, 2014 at 5:45 AM #

    These are adorable Ashley.. love the cookies on top.. loved them from the 1st moment I saw them on Instagram! (10 times worked!!) Xx

    • March 4, 2014 at 12:14 PM #

      Aww thank you Johlene!

  13. March 4, 2014 at 12:32 PM #

    I love fudge striped cookies! What a fun idea for cupcakes.

  14. March 4, 2014 at 10:16 PM #

    I will eat the entire package of fudge striped cookies, but I will save enough for these cupcakes! YUM!

  15. March 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM #

    Love it! Keebler has a special place in my heart…these fudge stripes and the E.L. Fudge were among my faves as a kid and I still love them! What a cupcake!

    • March 6, 2014 at 2:21 AM #

      Awww thank you so much, Monica! They were my fave too 🙂

  16. March 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM #

    What a fun cupcake! I love those cookies. P.S. I saw on G+ that you are in Rochester!? I grew up there and return frequently.

    • March 18, 2014 at 6:33 PM #

      Really?? Wow – that’s crazy!!! Small world! Where in Rochester?

  17. March 18, 2014 at 8:11 PM #

    I love these cookies, so I can only imagine how good these cupcakes must be!


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