Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


Uh huh. I had you fooled didn’t I? You know that whole healthy thing I had going on..Well I had to give in eventually.  Clearly.I love making cupcakes. I really do! But it’s hard to motivate myself sometimes to do it. The require lots of patience from me. Between the waiting for them to cool, making the frosting, actually filling the darn piping bag, and piping the frosting on…I can get pretty squirrely!But these are so cool! I love being amazed by cupcakes. See with these, they go into the oven with the cookie dough fully visible, then…Poof!! Where’d the go?? ;)These babies can be a bit of a sugar overload! Even I have to limit myself to one at a time. Another note…When taking them out of the oven the bottom of the cupcake may feel under-baked, but just judge your cupcake on how the top looks! The gooeyness you’re feeling is most likely just your little dough ball.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

(adapted from Kevin & Amanda)

(Makes 12 cupcakes)

For the cookie dough:
1 stick softened butter
1/4 c. plus 2 T. sugar
1/4 c. plus 2 T. brown sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

For the cupcakes:
1 1/2  sticks softened butter
3/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the frosting:
1 1/2 sticks softened butter
1/4 c. plus 2 T. brown sugar, packed
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

To make the cookie dough:

  1.  combine the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 mins.
  2. Beat in milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Beat in the flour and salt until just combined.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, shape the dough into balls or tubes. Freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet overnight.

To make the cupcakes:

  1. preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Stir together to blend.  Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl on low speed, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated.  Blend in the vanilla.
  4. Fill the prepared cupcake liners 2/3 full with the cupcake batter. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
  5. Bake at 350 for 16-18 mins.

To make the frosting: 

  1. combine the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
  4. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, if desired!

I overbaked mine a little :\..still super tasty, though! I made the mistake of thinking the bottoms weren’t baked through yet!!

Random Fact of the Day: Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car.

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13 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

  1. While not a fan of chocolate as you know, I LOVE cookie dough. I have been known to eat an entire thing of cookie dough ice cream (leaving the chocolate chips behind of course!). ;)

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  4. Baking is one of my favorite past times. I especially love to bake in the fall. There are so many yummy treats to bake that make your house smell sooo good :) I am always looking for new things to try. Sometimes they turn out great and other times….well lets just say our dog loves treats :)

  5. Thank you so much for this post, I’d just like to say that I love to bake!! Sometimes it is not the best result but others it is great. I just happened to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies tonight. They were so easy too! 1 box quick pumpkin bread…1 can REAL PUMPKIN( not pie filling) and 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips! bake at 375 for about 12 mins.. YUMMY and great for Halloween:)

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