Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters  

OMG. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Need I say more. These are amazing!! For real. I made these for my friend’s baby shower, and they were a huge hit (but really, how could they not be).

Enjoy every single bite of them.

To start out you will start with the Classic Chocolate Cupcake recipe.  Follow the recipe exactly as it lists, until you start to fill the cupcake liners. When you fill the cupcake liners, only fill them halfway. Then place the frozen chocolate chip cookie dough into the chocolate cupcake batter. Depending on the size of the cookie dough you may need to cut the frozen dough balls in half.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

I used Sweet Martha’s frozen cookie dough. If you have ever been to the Minnesota State Fair, you would know why this is an awesome choice and great addition to the cupcakes. Sweet Martha’s cookies are amazing. There is a reason you can buy them buy the bucket at the MN State Fair. What cream puffs are to the Wisconsin State Fair, that is what these delicious lil cookies are to the MN State Fair.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

You can really do whatever cookie dough you want. You could even make your own from scratch then freeze them in little balls. Use frozen dough if you want the cookie dough to be more of a “dough” in the cupcake. Don’t freeze the dough, if you would prefer the cookie dough cooked through.

You bake these cupcakes as normal, but make sure to double check them as everyone’s oven is a little different. I tested mine with a tooth pick, but you might have to do this more on the edges due to the cookie dough. Just remember the cookie dough won’t be cooked all the way through (which is what you want). 

Let the cupcakes cool. Once they cool, you have the option to elevate these cupcakes a wee bit further. Put some fudge in a pastry bag and pipe the fudge right into the middle of the cupcake. I used a quality fudge from the store (the same kind you would put on a sundae).

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

Warning: Don’t get too over excited about the fudge like I did, as you may end up with more fudge on your hand than in the cupcake. However, many people may be into that…so do whatever you want. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie SistersAfter that, it is time to frost. I made a frosting recipe I found on Pioneer Woman. She calls it the “Best Frosting I’ve Ever Had.” I would have to agree, which is why I used this over one of my own frosting recipes I have created. Why reinvent the wheel (or frosting in this case), if this frosting is amazing. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

 I like to pipe my frosting on cupcakes, as it makes them prettier. But feel free to do whatever your heart desires! 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

To really make these cupcakes fancy, top them with mini chocolate chips and tiny cookies. I cut up some of the Sweet Martha’s cookie dough and baked them to make this cute mini cookies. Keep a very close eye on them in the oven. Lil cookies have very lil cooking time.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

Once you have fancified these delicious beauties, sit back and relax. Grab a cupcake and a glass of milk and enjoy!

 

Biofreeze #Protip

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My wrists and forearms have been showing the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. I am certain it directly correlates to the amount of time I’ve been spending on the computer. You see, I got a promotion in May (YAY) and have been managing a gigantic project at work that launches at the end of the month. I’m working 10-12 hour days AT work, then coming home and working some more.

There’s been numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles, shooting pain, etc. 

It’s a lot of fun.

I happened to have an appointment with my chiropractor last night so I asked him if he had any recommendations. He took a look and did some soft tissue work.

Oh.Mah.Gawd.

It was so tender – especially around both radial heads (heads of my radius bones in both forearms). I almost screamed out it was so painful. He said I am definitely developing CTS but that I am also showing signs of golfer’s elbow – which is awesome because I sure don’t golf.

Anyways, he prescribed medical-grade wrist splints for each arm and said I should ice and take it easy. 

Things were so sore today, and since I am about to head out to a baseball game, I figured I would apply some Biofreeze gel to calm things down. I am NOT wearing these braces to a baseball game.wrist splint

So, I applied the Biofreeze and then went to the bathroom before I started packing up the car. BIG GIANT MISTAKE.

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Be careful what you touch after you use biofreeze

I forgot to wash my hands before using the bathroom.

I think you know where this is going.

There is some mentholated tingling going on in places there shouldn’t.

This has been a #protip.