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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

February 12, 2012

I was poking around in my photo archives, and I came across at least twenty recipes that I took pictures for and never blogged about.  I guess I was too busy watching marathons of Hoarders or Veronica Mars on Netflix.  As gross/disturbing as Hoarders is, our house was never as clean as it was while I was watching that show.  Anyhow, back to these cupcakes.

My memory is hazy since I made them over a year ago (!), but I remember being blown away by how divinely cookie-doughy they were.  Basically you make chocolate chip cookie cupcakes, then you plop a spoonful of cookie dough in the cupcake, and then you frost it with frosting that tastes like cookie dough.  There are no raw eggs in the final product, so, in that regard, there is nothing to be worried about!  (Although I’ve never been one to shy away from raw eggs in cookie dough, cake batter, or chocolate mousse.)  However, if you’re trying to watch your butter intake…. well, let’s just say that I made these cupcakes and immediately took them all to work so that I wouldn’t be tempted at home.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Adapted from Annie’s Eats
Makes 24 cupcakes

You can also put a little miniature chocolate chip cookie on top of each cupcake (Chips Ahoy or the like), but that seemed like excessive to me.  Then again, these cupcakes are all about over-indulgence, so why not?!

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)

Cookie dough:
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

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

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.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2012 4:13 pm

    there’s a bakery in Chicago called Molly’s, and they have this cupcake called the Cookie Monster, which sounds very similar to yours! it is my absolute favorite! i can’t wait to try this recipe! thank you for sharing this recipe!

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