This recipe for Frosted Sugar Cookie Cupcakes has a vanilla cupcake on the bottom with vanilla buttercream frosting and a frosted sugar cookie on top. Sponsored by BAILEYS Coffee Creamers.
You love cupcakes and you love sugar cookies, but which one is your favorite? Why not have the best of both worlds and combine these two favorite desserts. Today’s recipe for Frosted Sugar Cookie Cupcakes has a vanilla cupcake on the bottom with vanilla buttercream frosting and a frosted sugar cookie on top.
Cakes are pretty to look at on holiday dessert tables, but cupcakes are so much easier to serve and they are perfect for kids. These cupcakes can be customized for any holiday or special occasion by changing the colors of the frosting or of the sprinkles.
I’m super excited to tell you about a new flavor of BAILEYS Coffee Creamers just in time for the holidays. It’s BAILEYS Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie and we love it in our coffee, hot chocolate, and even put it in chai tea. Plus, it is one of the ingredients that makes these cupcakes so delicious! But if you get to the store and find this seasonal favorite has already sold out, you can substitute it with one of the other 14 fantastic flavors of BAILEYS Coffee Creamers.
My first attempt at this recipe was to make vanilla cupcakes from scratch, but the cupcakes turned out more like cornbread for some reason. So, I used a white boxed cake mix instead and they turned out great! Make the cupcakes according to the instructions on the box, but substitute half of the water with BAILEYS Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie. If the box says to add 1 cup of water, use 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup creamer instead. That is how you make these cupcakes extra special!
Then, while the oven is still warm, make some mini sugar cookies. I used refrigerated sugar cookie dough and used a rounded teaspoon of dough for each cookie.
Once the cupcakes and the cookies have cooled, it’s time to frost them! Make the fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting. Frost the cupcakes and the mini sugar cookies. Add sprinkles to the frosted sugar cookies and put one cookie on top of each frosted cupcake.
Delicious, pretty and fun to serve. The frosted cookie on top and the BAILEYS Coffee Creamer Frosted Vanilla Cookie makes these Frosted Sugar Cookie Cupcakes extra special!
Here are a couple more delicious ways to use BAILEYS Coffee Creamers:
Sunset Slushie | Cinnamon Coffee Cake
What could I use instead of the Bailey’s creamer?
You can sub the cream with water in the cake and milk or cream in the frosting.
Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
What a great sweet treat!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
These are absolutely wonderful! Such a fun treat, and I LOVE how you used this Creamer. One of my faves!
Wish I could’ve seen you and the rest of the folks at the Bailey’s booth at BHF! Thanks, Jocelyn! ~Tonia
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
This is genius and I just tasted this flavor at Blogher, it’s incredible!!
Thanks so much, Gerry! I totally agree, we’ve loved every flavor we’ve bought so far! My daughter tends to drink a little coffee with her creamer. ~Tonia
Cheryl Newton says
Yummy creation. I’m envious of your ability to be given a product, and have your brain come up with such a unique and delicious way to use that product. 1 question, though: is there vanilla extract in the frosting, or did some sort of weird auto-correct thing happen? Vanilla is mentioned in the directions, but not listed in the ingredients.
Thanks, Cheryl! No need for vanilla extract in the frosting, the creamer adds plenty of flavoring. Enjoy! ~Tonia
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Best idea ever! Love the sugar cookies on top–so pretty!
LOL! Nothing like making things a little over the top but hey, it’s dessert so why not? Thanks, Michelle! ~Tonia
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
These cupcakes are definitely holiday ready, Tonia – so pretty!
Thanks so much, Melanie! They could even be served at a New Year’s Eve party! ~Tonia
Heather Cheney says
I love that you used the creamer in the cupcakes and not just in the frosting! Also the marshmallow cream in the frosting is a fabulous idea.
I love adding marshmallow cream to my frosting! It makes it so much creamier and fluffier! Thanks, Heather! ~Tonia
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
Oh I am pretty sure these would be gone in two seconds in my house. My husband and son pretty much die for sugar cookies and cupcakes but you’ve gone and combined them. Genius!
Thanks so much, Des! One of my BFFs has requested that I make these for her birthday! ~Tonia
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Tonia! Two desserts in one is always better! How about chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting topped with a frosted chocolate chip cookie topped with shaved chocolate? Can you tell I’m in a chocolate mood? 🙂
Oh yeah! I need to make that next! I’m always in the mood for chocolate!
Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen says
Ok Can I tell you that I am actually heading to the kitchen now to make these!! Tonia these are quite possibly the prettiest cupcakes I have ever seen!!!
You are going to LOVE them! Thanks, Chandra! ~Tonia