Cookie Butter Cupcakes

It’s a very exciting time here in Birmingham, people. We just got our first Trader Joe’s. The only one in the whooole state. And it’s approximately 5 minutes from my new apartment. The grand opening was a few weeks ago, and it was huge. Seriously, people waiting outside at 8am on a Tuesday for the doors to open. There was a Facebook event for it any everything.

So in addition to needing to make something with cookie butter A S A P, I’m also participating in this year’s Cookies for Kids Cancer campaign with OXO!

Last year for this campaign, we all made cookies. But this year they opened it up to cookies, brownies, and cupcakes! I’ve been in desperate need of a new cupcake pan, so I was really excited to try this fancy OXO one. Ummmm, it’s gold. #yes

Here’s the equipment I used!

What I really love about this campaign is A) OXO really does have fabulous baking and kitchen products, and I always look for their brand first whenever I’m shopping. And B) If you purchase any OXO items with the green Cookies For Kids Cancer sticker (image of it below!), a portion of the money you spend goes towards finding a cure for pediatric cancer.

SO, you can make delicious cookie butter cupcakes with swirly frosting AND help fund research for ending kids cancer at the same time. The statistics behind pediatric cancer are pretty shocking (you can read more about it here), so baking for this cause is definitely something I can get behind.

The campaign was originally started by two OXO employees whose son was diagnosed with cancer, so they personally know how it effects children and families all over the world. When you purchase any of the marked items or make a donation, just know that this cause is genuine and you are actually making a difference!

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Cookie Butter Cupcakes
 
Serves: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
cookie butter cupcakes
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup cookie butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk

vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

cookie butter frosting
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup cookie butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • Cookie butter sandwich cookies, cut in half (for garnish)
Instructions
cookie butter cupcakes
  1. Line two cupcake pans with cupcake liners and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, beat butter on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add cookie butter and mix until incorporated. Add sugar and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add half of the flour mixture and half of the buttermilk to the sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Repeat with the second half of the flour and buttermilk and mix well.
  4. Fill cupcake liners about ⅔ full of batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
vanilla frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla, and milk. Mix well.
  2. Add half of the powdered sugar, mix on low speed until just combined, and then medium speed until completely combined. Repeat with the second half of the powdered sugar. Set vanilla frosting aside.
cookie butter frosting
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add cookie butter and milk. Mix well. Add half of the powdered sugar, mix on low speed until just combined, and then medium speed until completely combined. Repeat with the second half of the powdered sugar.
to decorate
  1. To make the two-toned frosting, you'll need a large cup and a piping bag fitted with a large star tip (or the OXO decorating bottle kit!). Place the piping bag in the cup and fold the bag over the cup. Using a rubber spatula, scoop up some vanilla frosting and add it to the piping bag by scraping it off of the spatula with the edge of the cup. Repeat on the other side of the cup with the cookie butter frosting. Continue adding one scoop of vanilla and one scoop of cookie butter until the bag is full. Then pipe swirls of frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and garnish with a cookie butter sandwich cookie!
Notes
Recipe from bethcakes. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without permission. If you would like to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancerfund pediatric cancer research.

OXO will be donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post dedicated to this campaign in October (up to our $100,000 commitment*.)

*In 2015, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through product proceeds, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts

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  • Yay I’m excited FOR you to now have a Trader Joe’s! Their aisles are full of baking goodies 🙂 I swear, my entire kitchen is TJ’s stocked. Haha! I’ve been looking for something do with the rest of my Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter and I think a pumpkin spice version of these cupcakes could be in my future!

  • That is exciting!! I love my trader joes – I actually looked to make sure there was one by us in NC before we moved!! haha And these cupcake look awesome!!

  • Trader Joe’s should pay you for promoting them, LOL! These look delicious regardless! I love OXO products!

  • I made these yesterday for Mothers Day… They were delicious! I didn’t have buttermilk, so I used half skim milk and half sour scream. They did not get nice and puffy and round on the top so that may be what happens when you don’t use buttermilk… or maybe something else went wrong. Either way, they tasted great, so thank you for the recipe!

  • Beth, I have to tell you that yesterday I was sitting at home with my 2 boys…. they are 7 and 9. My 7 year old is obsessed with cupcake wars and cake wars…. and one episode had a contestant making a cookie butter cake. He asked if we could make cookie butter cupcakes today and I told him absolutely. I promptly went to pinterest and looked for recipes. Yours was one of the first one that I came across that looked like what we wanted to make…. so I pinned it. This morning I followed the link to here to read your blog about this recipe and discovered ALL the pediatric cancer awareness you are sharing here with this recipe and the OXO products. THANK YOU…. on behalf of my 9 year old pediatric brain cancer fighter… and his 7 year old cupcake baking little brother. I was quite surprised to find that info in a recipe I randomly picked to make today in the hopes of satisfying my 7 year old’s desire to bake, and hopefully sparking an interest to eat again in my 9 year old cancer kid. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. 🙂 Happy baking!