Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

This is one of those posts, where I don't even want to write anything. I feel like I should just be able to post the title and the pictures and that should have you bolting into the kitchen to make these. That's what happened to me anyway when I saw these on Annies Eats.

These are more than just cupcakes. When all the elements of the cupcake are combined and you take that first bite, it's magical. These are eye rollingly good. And you know what? I don't even like cookie dough that much! I'm not one of those people who eats it out of the bowl with a spoon as I'm baking off cookies. I prefer the finished product. But the cookie dough flavor in these is just perfect!

They definitely take a lot of time. I suggest making the filling and mini cookies (if you're using them) the day before, and making the cupcakes and frosting the next day. The cookie dough that you use for the filling is eggless, so it's completely safe to eat. And be warned, when you taste it alone, it's just okay, but when you taste it inside the cupcake it's perfect! Enjoy!

Recipe from:
Annies Eats
Yield:24 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
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)

For the filling:
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

For the frosting:
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

For decoration:
Tiny chocolate chip cookies
Mini chocolate chips

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.


Victoria said...

WOW, those look awesome, who doesn't like cookie dough!

Steph said...

THose look great, but with the flour and brown sugar, is the frosting grainy??

SugarCooking said...

Steph, It's actually not grainy at all. Just make sure you mix it really well.

Valen said...

I saw these this week on Annies Eats and almost made them the other day! But I settled on genoise. I love cookie dough, it is my favorite ice cream, this cake would certainly be a favorite as well! They look spectacular!

Lucy said...

I am definitely one of those people who adore raw cookie dough, so these totally appeal to me! Have saved the recipe and can't wait to make them.

Julia said...

These cupcakes were fantastic! However, the frosting was a little iffy. Next time, I think I'll try it with a different frosting recipe.

cookies and cups said...

sold! love the looks of these!

LJ said...

Umm...WOW...I will be trying to make these this weekend. Is there a particular cookie recipe you recommend for the mini cookie decorations?

Anonymous said...

can u pls tell me what the tip u use for frosting ur cupcakes to get that nice swirl any wilton tip

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