If you have a mint chocolate cookie lover in your life, these cupcakes make a perfect birthday treat! A moist chocolate cake is baked with a cool mint Oreo inside and topped with mint chocolate cookie buttercream!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

**This post originally appeared on my other blog, YinMomYangMom.com.**

I’ve got more birthday treats for you guys!

My older son is turning 6(!).  I can hardly believe it!  I can remember so clearly what it was like to be 6, and I really hope that he enjoys this year of his childhood as much as I did mine.

My boys are 23 months apart, so in the YinMom YangMom Allie household, the spring is all about birthday baking!

Chooch’s number one favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate cookie, so we decided to bake him up a cupcake version to share with his kindergarten classmates.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

You may remember this cake recipe from Shmoo’s birthday cake, last month.  I’ve been making it forever, and I’ve tried other chocolate cake recipes, but I keep coming back to this one.  (Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake.)  The results are always consistent: light, moist, and chocolatey, and it’s easily adaptable to cupcakes as well as layer cakes.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

Also, it comes together quickly and easily, with only one bowl and one big measuring cup to clean.  Most of the time, I don’t even bother to break out my mixer; I just whisk it up by hand.  Super simple and super delish.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

I baked Chooch’s favorite cool mint Oreos into each cupcake, and topped them with this fabulous American-style buttercream I found on Confessions of a Cookbook QueenMint Chocolate Chip Frosting.  It really does taste just like the ice cream!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

I just subbed in chocolate cookies for the chopped chocolate.  It has a great texture, but don’t waste your time trying to pipe it pretty on the cupcakes.  The cookie bits just clog up the tip.  Your best bet is just to swirl it on with a little spatula and top it off with a Junior Mint for garnish.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

So moist and chocolatey, with that cool, creamy hit of mint, and a little deep, dark, cookie crunch!

Chocolate Mint Cookie Cupcakes

Happy Birthday to my big boy!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

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Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes
5 stars (2 ratings)

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

Servings: 32 cupcakes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
If you have a mint chocolate cookie lover in your life, these cupcakes make a perfect birthday treat! A moist chocolate cake is baked with a cool mint Oreo inside, and topped with mint chocolate cookie buttercream!


For the Cupcakes



To Make the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place a mint Oreo in each well of a lined cupcake tin.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in a large glass measuring cup.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in the hot water.
  • Fill each cupcake well with batter, about ⅔ full.
  • Bake for 22 minutes.

To Make the Frosting:

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and heavy cream together until smooth and fluffy.
  • Stir in the extracts.
  • Add the powdered sugar and beat until completely incorporated.
  • Mix in the gel color paste, if using.
  • Add in the cookies, and stir until they are broken up.
  • When the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and garnish with a Junior Mint candy.
Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 207mg, Potassium: 108mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 232IU, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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    Allie is the creator and owner of Baking a Moment. She has been developing, photographing, videographing, and writing and sharing recipes here since 2012.