Friday, July 15, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

My cousin Bailey came over today for a cupcake baking extravaganza. We had a lot of fun putting together a fabulous cupcake recipe. I saw this recipe several months ago and knew that I would be making them in the future so today was the perfect opportunity. I love chocolate chip cookies and I love cake so I knew this recipe would be a winner. I was right. This recipe consists of quite a few steps, but none of them are difficult. I think we had the whole recipe done in about two hours (we did put the cupcakes in the freezer so they would cool faster). They were absolutely delicious! Just a warning, they are incredibly sweet and rich, which is fine with me, but if you don't have quite as big as a sweet tooth as me, half a cupcake might be all you can take. But believe me, I ate my whole cupcake along with several fingers of frosting and batter. I might not need dinner tonight. It was worth it :)

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Made these again for my mom's birthday, 
finally have the right decorating tip and they turned out beautifully!

Fill the liners with cake batter


 Cut out the centers

 Ready to fill

 Fill in those holes with yummy filling

 Frosting anyone?

 In process

All done, ready to eat

 A beautiful dozen

 A lot of the afternoon consisted of photography!


Cousins, enjoying the fruits of our labor

 In mid eat, look at that filling, 
the cupcakes really did taste like a chocolate chip cookie

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Happy Birthday Mom!


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk\
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet)   
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total).  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.

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.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake liners.   Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the cookie dough filling, combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, about an hour.

To fill the cupcakes, cut a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake.  Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.

To make the frosting, beat together the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until creamy.  Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth.  Beat in the flour and salt.  Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well blended.

Frost the filled cupcakes as desired, sprinkling with mini chocolate chips and topping with mini chocolate chip cookies for decoration.


  1. I miss cooking along with my cousin sister. It's always fun to cook with someone you love and somehow the food always taste so much better :) These cakes look so lovely .. i am horrible when it comes to making frosting :)

  2. I agree, food tastes better when you can share it, and the cooking of it, with people you love! It's such a blessing to be able to do this. And the cupcakes were fabulous!