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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

April 7, 2011

Cookie Dough Cupcakes seem to be the latest and greatest newest thing and I totally understand why!

The cupcake tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie made with vanilla and brown sugar, and the frosting is just like cookie dough except it’s lighter and sweeter and SO GOOD!

The original recipe had a cookie dough filling in the cupcake, I felt like it was maybe going a little bit overboard but now that I’ve tasted this cupcake but I disagree and wish I would have made the cookie dough!  

You should add these cupcakes to your list of things to bake for sure! Thanks Cheryl (aka tidymom) for posting such a yummy cupcake recipe!

You should also know that I cut the recipe in half and it yielded 17 cupcakes, but I will give you the full recipe. (in case you’re feeding a crowd!)

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting   makes 24 + 

for the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare muffins tins with paper liners.

Cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Add the vanilla and mix.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mix and beat until combined.  Add half of the milk and mix. Add another third of the flour, followed by the remaining milk and then the last third of flour.  Be sure to mix well afer every addition.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Divide evenly between in the pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cake springs back when gently touched in the middle.

Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then remove cupcakes to cool on wire racks.

for the frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.  Mix in the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

Beat in the flour and salt.  Beat in milks and vanilla until smooth.

Frost using a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.  finish off with mini chocolate chips.



4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2011 4:41 pm

    These cupcakes really look like a dream come true 🙂 Must try!

  2. Solar permalink
    April 9, 2011 5:28 pm

    Trying today!

  3. April 9, 2011 6:37 pm

    I love anything cookie dough. Yum!

    I’d love to have you share this recipe on my weekly linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there!

  4. Abby permalink
    April 10, 2011 5:32 pm

    Oh my goodness these sound amazing! Your frosting looks perfect too, well done! My piping skills aren’t quite up to scratch 🙂

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