Tagalong Cookie Cupcakes

If you have extra boxes of girl scout cookies, maybe these Tagalong Cookie Cupcakes are just the thing you need.
These cupcakes have a hidden girl scout cookie in the bottom and THE best peanut butter frosting on top!

Beware the Girl Scouts…

They are out in full force trying to sell you little boxes of goodness!

I did my duty and purchased a few boxes
from some of the girls in our church.
(even though I can’t believe the cost for such a tiny treat)
But then I think how much I pay for a drink at Starbucks,
and that only lasts 30 minutes.

At least the box of cookies will last longer if we ration them.
Now when I head to Walmart,
I have to keep my head down.
Can’t make any eye contact with the girls on the sidewalk!
Gotta pretend like there is a dire emergency…
I just have to get in fast!
If you walk like you are on a mission, you can bypass them
without buying more cookies.

Funny thing…I probably filled my cart with
all sorts of sugar items once I got into Wally World!

So the other day I had some vanilla cake batter left from a cake order,
and I decided to play around with a few flavors and bake ins.

This one has a Tagalong cookie
baked in the bottom and is topped with
Honey Peanut Butter Cream

Yes they were amazing!
If you have extra boxes of GS cookies…
walk, no run to your kitchen.

You wanted to bake today, right???

These cupcakes have a hidden girl scout cookie in the bottom and THE best peanut butter frosting on top!


Tagalong Cookie Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Tagalong Cookie Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes with a Tagalong Girl Scout Cookie baked in the bottom and topped with a Honey Peanut Butter Frosting is the best way to do two desserts in one.


Tagalong Cupcakes
1 white cake mix (18 oz.)
24 Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies
Peanut Butter Butter Cream
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons whipping cream
4 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place liners in cupcake pan. Mix up the cake mix according to the directions on the back of the box.
  2. Place a cookie in the bottom of each liner. Cover the cookie with cake batter. Fill the liners at least 3/4 of the way full. Bake 18-19 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Cream the butter and peanut butter. Add the whipping cream, salt, honey, and vanilla and cream again. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Frost cupcakes. Store in a sealed container. Makes 24 cupcakes.

These cupcakes have a hidden girl scout cookie in the bottom and THE best peanut butter frosting on top!

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  1. says

    Ohh these look sooo dangerous.. and the most dangerous part about them is that I have about 100 boxes of GS cookies in my living.. just waiting to be eaten.. or made into delicious thing!

  2. says

    Yum!!! Tagalongs and Thins Mints are my top 2 GS cookies. I’ve been avoiding them like the plague this year to keep my pregnancy weight down. I’m sure I look like shoo-in to buy some though! And, of course, the hubs brought some home a couple of weeks ago thinking he was being nice to me. I immediately put them in the freezer so I wouldn’t see them! These cupcakes have me drooling though!!

  3. says

    Oh no…it’s beware of YOU and your tempting confections. I’m glad you’re not standing outside my grocery store. I have that divert and duck thing down. Faux phone call on my cell! But that’s because we’ve bought from the same girls my son’s been in school with since whenever they started selling them.

  4. says

    Ok this is so wrong!! But in a good way!!! ah, sigh, hopefully my tagalongs will make long enough so I have some leftover to make these. Too busy making things for others right now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Brenda says

    OMG, these look AMAZING!!! I just made cookies and cream cupcakes on the weekend and I thought those were good. These look even better!

  6. says

    Just have your cell phone to ear and nod your head like your agreeing to what your “caller” is saying as you walk by them…if you make eye contact, just smile and walk by..they wont bug you…Tried and True.

  7. says

    Oh my WORD! That cupcake looks so dangerous! I have to admit, I am a Girl Scout Leader. When you talk about walking in the store with your head down – this makes me laugh! You’re not the only one! I think I’ve done this too. My girls are young 8-9yrs and so excited to sell their cookies. I think I will make this for our Friday meeting! :o) Thanks for sharing and I’m a new follower :o) from http://myurbancorner.blogspot.com/

  8. says

    You had me at Honey Peanut Butter Cream! This sounds oh so delicious! Now I wish I bought tagalongs…though I think I can find some other excuse to make the frosting. Thanks for sharing!

  9. says

    what a great idea and they look so yummy, I will have to try them. Although I haven’t bought girl scout cookies since my kids grew up and moved out, I just can’t justify spending that much on a box of cookies, I find other ways to support my girl scouts. Thanks for the idea.

  10. says

    Ummm DE-lightful. Seriously. I saw the picture over at Blue Cricket and I knew I had to come over, drool, and then bookmark the recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  11. says

    Jocelyn, this sounds and I bet tasted like heaven!!! wow!
    Everything neatly packaged in one bite….yes I know its not very lady like. But who cares!!! These look amazing!!
    When I saw the half cut cupcake on Sugar & Dots, I knew it was you!!!
    Way to go girl :)

  12. says

    Oh wow! I was a Girl Scout from Brownies all the way up through Senior scouts & an adult coleader of my old troop after I graduated and I have never seen a Tagalong given such great treatment! I haven’t seen the Girl Scouts out yet up here, but when they are, we always buy our share of boxes…..they freeze fantastically and last for months (well, unless DH gets a sweet tooth attack! lol)! :>

  13. says

    This looks SOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!!! I’ll have to try these soon, my hubby loves tagalongs :)
    Thanks so much for linking these up to gettin’ crafty on hump day! :)

  14. says

    Honey Peanut Butter Cream? Seriously? And you have the nerve to talk about keeping your head down to avoid eye-contact with sweet little children peddling cookie products. I think from now on I will have to keep my head down and avert my eyes when running accross your whole blog! :) J/K. Another home-run. Thanks for joining the party.

  15. says

    I WILL be trying these!

    Tomorrow, hopefully!
    (If I can get the hubby outta the house. I’ve been in trouble for baking too much because I’m not eating my goodies so he has too. And…I just made a key lime pie AND Guinness cupcakes!)

    If not, def. by the end of next week. 😀

  16. says

    Oh! You are a girl after my own heart! My fave cookie and a creamy delicious sounding topping wrapped up in yummy cupcakey goodness….wowee! I’m your newest follower…{I have a feeling I will be adding an extra day to the dreaded gym schedule}

  17. says

    These are so yummy! Finally tracked down a box of Tagalongs and made them. I followed your directions, but all my cookies came to the top. Just wondering if the 2 tbsp. on the bottom was too much? They still tasted really good, just wish they’d have looked like yours. The butter cream was delicious. Love your blog!

  18. Marla says

    Oh my, these look wonderful!! I’m a brownie leader and am thinking I may have to buy some extra boxes will I still can! Stumbled across your blog, it is awesome. I’ve started one too but because of my oooold computer it’s pretty boring, can’t wait to embellish mine and make it so lovely and inviting as yours! I will def. link to you. Marla from http://www.artsyfartsymommy.blogspot.com

  19. says

    to MyZooCrew: I am sorry that they didn’t turn out quite the same…at least they did taste good:-) I was just wondering how big of a tbsp. you used. I should have specified that it is a very small tbsp…like measuring water. That is the only thing that I could think of that would make the cookie rise instead of fall.

  20. says

    Jocelyn, I don’t blame you for polishing off the rest of the box of Tagalongs. I would have done the same. They’re my GS Cookie weakness. Now that we have a Junior and a Daisy scout in the house, our cookie pantry is ceiling high, so there’ll definitely be a box or two of Tagalongs destined to be snuggled in the warmth of a cupcake and topped in your honey peanut butter cream!

    Always a pleasure to have you be a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17


  21. says

    I couldn’t avoid the Girl Scouts…three of the them live in my house! I have the very last box of Tagalongs left in our county…I know…I had to search for it…and I am going to put them in the freezer and in a couple of months pull them out and make these awesome treats…truthfully I am all cookied out, but come summer time…

    I shared these in my Must Try Tuesday post this week….


    Thanks for another great recipe!

  22. says

    ooh. honey. peanut. butter. cream.

    i. die.

    wow. especially with my favorite girl scout cookie inside.

    well one of my two favorites (I’m also partial to samoas)

  23. says

    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us…Have a WONDERFUL Week!!

  24. says

    Made them, polished off the remaining three in the box (that’s part of your recipe, isn’t it?), waiting for them to come out of the oven. Can’t wait!

  25. says

    Um, yeah, so I found your blog from your guest post at Snips & Spice and all I can say is Holy Moley! I want to make every.single.treat you have here! I am DEFINITELY a new follower. I love baking and trying new recipes. Especially treats. And a treat is any sweet, yummy goodness that is not low in fat. Ha! Your blog will be the demise of my weight loss goals!!!


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