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.
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.
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).
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.
After 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.
I like to pipe my frosting on cupcakes, as it makes them prettier. But feel free to do whatever your heart desires!
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.
Once you have fancified these delicious beauties, sit back and relax. Grab a cupcake and a glass of milk and enjoy!