When Annie posted these a couple of weeks ago, I immediately put them at the top of my “to-do” list. At first glance, I thought I wouldn’t really be into them. Never been much of a cookie gal. But, when I realized that the “cookie” on top was in fact frosting? Like I said, right to the top of my list!

Rich and chocolatey, these cupcakes really pack a punch. Moist chocolate cake, enrobed with a bittersweet chocolate ganache. And, the pièce de résistance – the cookie frosting. Which, was just right. Not overwhelmingly sweet. Annie had mentioned she thought they were reminiscent of a buckeye, and I totally concur. We loved them! A new favorite to add to the books.


  1. Posted July 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    These are so cute, I love the “cookie” on top!

  2. Posted July 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    Love that you topped these off with a cookie! It’s genius!

  3. Posted July 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM | Permalink

    These look great!

  4. Posted July 6, 2012 at 6:23 PM | Permalink

    Yum yum yum! That peanut butter cookie on top looks great, but I’m excited to spoon that ganache into my mouth!

  5. Posted July 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM | Permalink

    These are adorable!!! Love them – cute and delicious!

  6. Posted July 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM | Permalink

    That’s a delicious shot!

  7. Posted July 6, 2012 at 7:45 PM | Permalink

    I am in love with these! I saw them on Foodgawker and thought there were cookies on top, but then I read the post and I realized it’s frosting! What a brilliant idea! These are definitely going on my “to-bake” list!

  8. Posted July 6, 2012 at 8:16 PM | Permalink

    I love the idea of making the frosting look like a cookie. SO creative!

  9. Posted July 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM | Permalink

    Gosh! They look fantastic! I can’t believe that isn’t a peanut butter cookies on top!

  10. Posted July 6, 2012 at 9:57 PM | Permalink

    These are beautiful and delicious!

  11. Posted July 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM | Permalink

    These look so amazing! I love how the frosting looks like cookies 🙂

  12. Jill
    Posted July 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    So cooolllll!!!!!

  13. Posted July 8, 2012 at 1:42 PM | Permalink

    My boyfriend’s favorite food in the world are peanut butter cups. I’m going to have to make these and not tell him first.

  14. Posted July 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM | Permalink

    oh my goodness, do these look incredible!! I can’t wait to try these 🙂

  15. SotoPop
    Posted July 8, 2012 at 6:10 PM | Permalink

    These came out perfect. I was a little worried because after I put them in the oven, I realized I forgot to add in the brown sugar. So when they finished baking, I filled the center of each cupcake with the ganache. They were sinfully delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  16. Lindsay
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make?

  17. Daisy
    Posted August 10, 2012 at 11:44 PM | Permalink

    I just tried this recipe. These cupcakes were so good. I only have one problem tho, my frosting was not solid enough to make the cookie shape, so I just piped it on the top. Did I do anything wrong?

    • Laura
      Posted August 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM | Permalink

      Daisy, frosting can be fickle. Maybe try adding some more powdered sugar next time? I find that humidity often is a factor! Glad they tasted great, that’s what matters!

  18. Luisa
    Posted August 21, 2012 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

    These would be great for a bake sale!

  19. Posted August 23, 2012 at 8:38 AM | Permalink

    I shared these on my Facebook fan page today! so clever

  20. Beth
    Posted October 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

    How many cupcakes does one batch make?

    • Laura
      Posted October 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM | Permalink

      Beth, I ended up with about 22 cupcakes.

  21. Melanie
    Posted January 12, 2013 at 8:17 PM | Permalink

    Do you have to refridergerate these because of the butter in the “cookie” part?

    • Laura
      Posted January 12, 2013 at 9:30 PM | Permalink

      Nope, not once you’ve baked them. It’s not going to hurt them to be in the refrigerator either, though!

  22. Posted July 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM | Permalink

    That frosting looks so good! : )

  23. Kriss
    Posted April 28, 2014 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    Everything was easy except making the criss-cross marks on the frosting cookie. The frosting kept sticking to the fork even after I refrigerated the patties and the fork.

    • Posted April 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Permalink

      I’ve not had a problem with sticking, Kriss. Next time you may try dipping the fork in a bit of powdered sugar before making the cross-pattern. Or, add a bit more powdered sugar to the frosting “dough” to make it a little stiffer. Hope you enjoy them!

  24. Sara
    Posted February 13, 2015 at 12:22 PM | Permalink

    Does the type of coffee matter? I’m worried I’ll make it too strong and mess with the overall cupcake flavor.

    • Posted February 18, 2015 at 11:19 AM | Permalink

      It doesn’t, Sara! Whatever kind of coffee you have around is fine.

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