Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

So I'm finally getting around to posting a new recipe. I'm so sorry that I hadn't gotten to it sooner, but with the first week back to work after Spring Break and the nice weekend that we just had it was hard to sit down and type.

I did, however, do some baking and I want to share with you one of the best recipes that I tried this past weekend. I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. They are truly amazing! I did not know how this was going to turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I ultimately combined two recipe ideas to make these cupcakes. I got the cookie dough filling and frosting from recipegirl.com. The cake part was simply a boxed white cake mix. I did have to make some changes to the recipe a bit to make it work, but it worked out rather well.

These cupcakes have a cookie dough center and the frosting tastes just like chocolate chip cookie dough. I think you could even make these with a chocolate cake mix if you prefer. You've got to give this one a try.

 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Cookie Dough Filling
3/4 C all-purpose flour
1/8 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted
1/4 C brown sugar
2 T sugar
2 T milk
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 C miniature chocolate chips

1 white cake mix, make per directions on box

Cookie Dough Frosting
3 sticks salted butter
3 1/2 C powdered sugar
2/3 C brown sugar
1 C all-purpose flour
3 T milk 
2 t vanilla extract

  1. Prepare the cookie dough filling: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to stir together the butter, sugars, milk and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips. Refridgerate for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the cookie dough is firm. Scoop out dough in 1 Tablespoon scoops and place on a cookie sheet . Freeze until firm, at least 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the cake mix per the directions on the box. Preheat the oven to 375. Line cupcake pan with 24 liners. Using an ice cream scoop place cake mix into each liner. Place a cookie dough ball in center and push down slightly. It's ok if it sticks up a bit. 
  3. Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack completely before frosting.
  4. Prepare the frosting: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Mix in the flour, milk and vanilla and contiune to mix until all is well combined. Pipe frosting on cupcakes using a piping bag and a 1M tip. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

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