Friday, July 2, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


These sinful little cupcakes, along with the Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling and Raspberry Buttercream, were the cupcakes I served for Madeline’s 1st birthday party and let me tell you, they were quite the hit. The cupcakes themselves were great, but the filling… oh the filling! And the frosting! I opted (this time) to skip the mini chocolate chip cookie garnish on the top, mostly because I had 762,000 other things that I had to do to prepare for her party and, in true Laura fashion, underestimated the amount of time it would take, and underestimated the amount of time I would waste rushing around saying “so much to doooooo”.  But, no worries, everything got done, we had a great time, and even better still, there were cupcakes left over for me!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes

printable recipe

For the cupcakes
3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet)

For the filling
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For the frosting
3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons milk
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For decoration
mini chocolate chips
mini chocolate chip cookies


To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350. Prepare 24 cupcake pan cups with paper liner.

In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the butter and brown sugar for about 3 minutes or until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, combining well after each addition.

In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add half of the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and beat together, then pour in the milk, mixing well. Finish by adding the remaining dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the vanilla to the batter and beat until incorporated. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake cups then bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely.

To make the cookie dough filling beat the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add the flour, sweetened condenced milk and vanilla extract to the bowl and beat until smooth and combined.  Gently stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the filling and place in the refrigerator for an hour, or until it has firmed up.

To fill the cupcakes, cup a cone out of the center of the cupcake. Slice off the very top 1/4 inch of the cone and set it aside. Spoon the filling into the center of the cupcake and top with the remaining cupcake circle.

To make the frosting beat the butter and brown sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly beat in the confectioners sugar until smooth and combined. Add the flour and salt to the frosting and mix well. Pour the milk and vanilla into the bowl and beat until combined. Frost the cupcakes, then garnish with mini chocolate chips and mini cookies.

Source: Annie’s Eats


  1. Oh thank you SO much for posting this recipe. Since I ate them at your party I can't stop thinking about how good they were! YUM!

  2. I'm so glad you liked them. I confess, not many of the leftovers survived the weekend :)

  3. WOW!!! I made these over the weekend and I can honestly say these are some of the best cupcakes I have ever had.

  4. I'm so glad! They were definitely one of my all-time favorites too.

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