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inside the tagalong cupcakeI haven’t made cupcakes in a while. Cupcakes = good. Cupcakes + cookies = great. Cupcakes + Girl Scout Cookies = amazing. I can’t resist a box or twelve. It’s my duty to support young girls and to celebrate the Girl Scout organization’s 101st birthday.

When did Peanut Butter Patties become Tagalongs? And why does such an awesome cookie have a name with a less-than-desirable definition? A tagalong is someone that persistently and often annoying follows the lead of another. This cookie IS the leader, at least in terms of chocolate and peanut butter.

I make a wicked good peanut butter frosting, so Tagalong was the cookie of choice for cupcake baking. Instead of crushing the cookies and using as sprinkles, I decided to bake the cookie inside the cake. No doubt you’ve seen plenty of them on Pinterest.

They’re simple to make. Your family and local Girl Scout troop will thank you for it.

Tagalong Cupcakes

tagalong cupcakesWhat you need:



  • 1 1/2 c mascarpone
  • 1 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 2 c powdered sugar


  • Mini-Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

What you do:


  • Heat oven as directed by your cake recipe.
  • Line 2 24- and 1 6- muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Place cookie in each liner.
  • Pour about 1/4 c batter over each, to fill 3/4 full.
  • Bake as directed.
  • Cool.


  • Combine all ingredients in mixer and blend until smooth.


  • Fill pastry bag fitted with desired tip.
  • Frost cupcakes.
  • Garnish with mini-Reeses.