Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Best Cupcakes!!!

So as I was looking through some blogs, I came across a baking blog (I LOVE to bake, just don't like having the goodies around our house!). On the blog was the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes...I thought they looked pretty good and Andy was all about it! So on Friday I attempted the make the recipe. Oh My! They are AWESOME!!! They just might be the best cupcakes I've ever had! Who doesn't love a little cookie dough?
You can view the blog where I found it by clicking HERE

In the recipe she uses, she makes the cake and cookie dough from scratch, which I'm sure would be awesome but I simplified is how I made them:

*White cake mix (and all the ingredients you need to make the cake per the box instructions)
*Refrigerated Prepared cookie dough (I used the Pillsbury already portioned cookies, I think they're called Place and Bake)

Step 1: Take the cookie dough and form into balls (24) and place on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer. You want to freeze them for a good hour if you can.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 350. Prepare the cake mix following the box instructions. Line cupcake pan with liners (this recipe makes 24 cupcakes). Pour batter into the 24 cupcake liners.

Step 3: Place the balled up cookie dough in the center of each cupcake batter and push down just a little.

Step 4: Bake cupcakes for about 16-18 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned. Let cool

3 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

To make the frosting, combine the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in the salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. I used a gallon storage ziploc bag to pipe the frosting on the cupcakes (I don't have a fancy piping bag yet!).

Seriously, the frosting is just as good as the cupcakes...and I'm not a frosting girl...could be the 3 sticks of butter!

Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips!

Here's a pic of what the final product looks like! The cookie dough doesn't cook all the way through since it's frozen when you bake them!


  1. OK, you convinced me. . . I am going to have to try these. They look and sound amazing!

  2. You shouldn't have. This sounds like my kind of recipe.I LOVE eating the cookie dough even more than I do the cookies. I am sure Nels will be sending you a thank you note. Cindy