Sugar Cookie Stuffed Sprinkle Cupcakes (& JBear’s Bday Mess)

What a week. You know that feeling? That feeling that you get after a ridiculously long day and then the realization that tomorrow you have to do it all over again. Yeah. It’s days like that that make me dream of powered sugar snow, candy necklaces, and trees made out of licorice. It is days like that where to keep my sanity, I have to create cupcakes of mass sugary destruction. Behold, the sugar cookie stuffed sprinkle cupcake.

But, all is not lost. Good things happen during these weeks too! Like Jared’s birthday for instance. He turned 20 on Septmeber 16th. My little boy is growing up! Want to know what I got him? A dinner that I didn’t finish, a wet haired-sweatpant wearing crying Lauren, Ralph Lauren pony shorts that are too small,  and a birthday surprise that didn’t exist. And yet, he still loves me. Why? Some call him stupid. Actually. I am one of those people.

So other than ruining Jared’s birthday, I did make something sugary to compensate…more details below. But for this cupcake, you start by mixing up some funfetti cake mix and pouring it into prepared cupcake pans.

Next, you roll small pieces of sugar cookie dough into a ball,

 Slightly flatten it with your hand and plop it onto the cupcake batter, pushing down slightly.

Bake, cool, and frost with vanilla buttercream.

Bake up some sprinkly sugar cookies, and cut in half.

Pour some cupcake flavored yummyness over the top, push a cookie in there, and shower with sprinkles. Excellence.

Sugar Cookie Stuffed Sprinkle Cupcakes

Items Needed: 

  • 1 Funfetti cake mix
  • water, oil, and eggs called for on the back of the box
  • 1 package break and bake sugar cookies
  • 3 stick softened butter
  • 1 2lb. bag 10-x suga (yes, suga…not sugar)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk, or more to make it creeeaammiierr
  • 1 bottle cupcake flavored shell
  • rainbow nonpareils (or sprinkles, if you are not feeling so crunchy)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Prepare cupcake tins with cupcake papers.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil, and eggs as called for on the back of the box. Distribute evenly into 24 cupcakes papers.
  3. Cut each sugar cookie dough piece into two, and flatten slightly with your hand. Plop on top of the cupcake batter, pressing down slightly.
  4. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until cupcake is golden brown and cookie is slightly tan. (It will look undercooked…but it is NOT!) Take it out!
  5. For the garnish, cut the rest of the cookie dough pieces in two, roll in a small ball, cover in sprinkles, and bake about 8 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet or until edges are a teeny tiny bit tanish brown. While warm, cut into two halves. Let cool.
  6. Let cool. Meanwhile, with an electric mixer, combine softened butter, vanilla, and half the powdered sugar. Once incorporated, whip in the milk and the rest of the powdered sugar. Mix on medium high for 3-5 minutes or until deliciously creamy. Put icing into a Ziploc bag, snip the end, and pipe the icing onto each cupcake.
  7. Pour a small amount of cupcake shell onto each iced cupcake. Top with one half of a sugar cookie.

Need I say ANYTHING more? I think not.

And these two pictures, my friends, are just a portion of what I did to Jared on his birthday. He decided that letting his birthday treat up to me was a good idea. Obviously. Not. Do you see what that is? Yes, cut up ice cream sandwiches…and yes, golden grahams covered in peanut butter and butterscotch chocolate chips. See, I couldn’t really decided what to make the boy because he likes so many things. So….I put all of the possible ingredients he would want in a dessert on my kitchen table…and starred at them: E.L. Fud cookies, peanut butter, butterscotch chips, ice cream sandwiches, Breyers peanut butter cup blast ice cream, cool whip, Reese’s MagicShell, Cake Mix, Butterfingers, and Golden Grahams. So what did I do? I combined them. ALL.

I took his dessert to his family gathering. I think I gave them all sugar attacks.

I kind of liked it.

I went back to his house the day after. One piece left. Enough said.

You can thank me for the high rates of diabetes and obesity in your children.

And my last little blurb is about WHOOPIES! The back to school whoopie pie sale was a hit! Miss Cupcake got into a few new markets and is thrilled with the success of each sale! That being said, be on the lookout for the Halloween Whoopie Pie Sale!