Quick and Easy Cookie Cupcake Recipe

The only thing more mind-blowing than how good these cookies cupcakes taste is how easy they are to make. Even easier than boxed cake mix, cookie cupcakes are a reliable crowd-pleaser at kids parties, bake sales, potlucks and for every day special treats.

The best part? They’re actually harder to screw up than they are to get right. Plus it’s easy to dress them up for that added “wow” effect. All you need is a Wilton decorating tip and disposal bag. In a pinch you can even use a ziplock bag with one corner cut out and skip the cake tip all together.

The Easiest Cookie Cupcakes You’ll Ever Make

You can absolutely make these treats with cookie dough that is made from scratch. You can also try different types of cookie dough, like peanut butter, snickerdoodle, macadamia nut, or triple chocolate peppermint cookie. But, for the purposes of this post and for a quick, easy treat, I recommend Nestlé® chocolate chip cookie dough. The reason for this is minimizing the number of dishes and, if you buy the package of pre-cut squares, your portions are already measured out for you. There is no need to roll or reshape the cookie squares, just make sure they are fully in the cupcake liner and not resting on the metal part of the baking pan.

Cookie Cupcake Ingredients | Rush & Ramble


  • Nestlé® chocolate chip cookie dough
  • chocolate frosting
  • mini cupcake liners
  • optional: vanilla frosting (colored for decorating)
  • optional: sprinkles, candies, edible glitter, etc


Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line your mini cupcake tin with appropriate sized liners. Break apart the pre-cut cookie dough. Place one dough square in each liner. Bake cookies for approximately 16 minutes.  When fully baked, the cookie cupcakes should be slightly golden brown around the edged. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack. Once the cookie cupcakes have cooled, use a piping bag and decorating tip to frost the cupcakes. You can use additional tips, colored frosting, sprinkles or candies to decorate and embellish the cupcakes.

You can store the cupcakes in the refrigerator to preserve freshness, but I recommend letting them warm to room temperature before serving.

A quick note on cupcake liners

While normal sized cupcakes have fairly standard sized pans and liners, I find that mini and jumbo cupcake sizes vary by brand. Because of this, I recommend checking out what brands are reliably available in your area. Personally, I tend to go with Wilton because I know I can always run down the street to Michaels and pick up liners that fit perfectly. If you mix and match, the worst that will happen is the liners may buckle or bulge as the cupcakes bake. This doesn’t really hurt anything except the way they look and, with cookie cupcakes, they may not sit as well on flat surfaces.


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