Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes are everything you could want in a dessert, plus more! Moist cupcakes with cookie dough truffles baked inside, then topped with a brown sugar buttercream frosting. Incredible.
A few weeks ago, I made a recipe from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, a deadly and dangerous Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake. In her recipe, she warns that there will be extra cookie dough truffles, and she was right. After a few days of hiding them in the freezer and being unsure of what I wanted to make with them, I decided to follow her lead and use the rest in cupcakes.
I've been dying to make (and eat) chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes, so this recipe was meant to be.
I sold the cupcakes at a bake sale for a previous employee of my store who has been battling cancer, and I raised $300. I was sold out long before we closed the store, and probably could have sold a ton more if I had been better prepared. I was proud of myself, though. I can always make improvements for the next time we need to raise some funds at the shop.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting
From Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
- 3 cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoon unsalted butter , at room temperature
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs (room temp, separated)
- 9 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 2 cups milk
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- cookie dough truffles
Grease and flour two muffing/cupcake pans.
Sift dry ingredients and set aside. Using medium speed of mixer, cream butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy for 3 minutes. In separate bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored for 2 minutes. Add beaten yolks to butter mix and beat well. Add chocolate, mixing well. Add dry ingredients in thirds, alternating with milk and vanilla.
With each addition, beat until well mixed, but do not overbeat. Using a spatula, scrape down bowl, making sure ingredients are well blended and batter is smooth. In separate bowl, beat egg whites on high to soft peaks.
Gently fold into batter. Scoop batter into muffin pans, filling them up ⅓ of the way. Add a cookie dough truffle to the middle of the cupcake batter. Cover with another ⅓ of cake batter.
Bake at 350º for 18-22 minutes.
Cool in pans 10 minutes.
Brown Sugar Buttercream
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 4- 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, 2 cups brown sugar, 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating for about 2 minutes after each addition, until icing reaches desired consistency; you may not need to add all the sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
I omitted the chocolate from the cupcake recipe because I didn't feel like a chocolate cupcake. Not sure what was up with that, but oh well, I live to break the rules. If you do refrigerate the buttercream frosting, give yourself plenty of time for it to come to room temp again before you try to pipe those cupcakes - trust me.
Ok, I think we've had enough calories this week to last us a long long time. So enjoy these cupcakes with me and hit the salad bar heavy on the weekend because next week... Next week is trouble. I promise.
Blog is the New Black says
What a delicious fundraiser!
Doyou shoot in natural light?! Your photos are always SO gorgeous!
I always try to shot in natural light, and say that 99% of the photos on this site are shot during prime sunlight hours.... these cupcakes however were shot on a very rainy day with a Tota-pak light system.
Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen says
More cookie dough, more! Love these, I've got to make them! Can't wait for Peeps week, I love peeps!
Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow says
Oh wow! those look so insanely awesome!!
WOW these look incredible!! I have them saved and will make them soon! Love your blog, you're so creative! 🙂
MUST MAKE THESE! Oh my goodness, these look delicious. I love cookie dough and I love cupcakes.
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
These look incredible! Your photos are fantastic, too!
Those are fabulous! I have your cookie dough cheesecake recipe printed out for when Lent is over. It is going to be one of the first things I make when I can have sweets again..I have been craving it for weeks!!! haha
Yummy! How many cupcakes does this recipe make? I'm thinking of bringing in some for work but want to make sure everyone gets one.
This made a ton of cupcakes - about 24 if my memory is correct.
these look gorgeous! can't wait for next week!
I was hoping for a bikini body this summer... ain't gonna happen... your treats are way tooooo good for me to overlook! This one especially... I am trying to wrap my head around cookie dough in a cupcake!! That's insanely delicious!
Mary at n00bcakes says
Delicious-looking cupcakes- I love cookie dough! And congratulations on raising so much money for your friend; that's wonderful. 🙂 And as for next week? Looks like you might be putting together some tasty treats that would go hand in hand with the Pimp My Easter Basket challenge by some other bloggers and myself! You should check it out! 😀 https://tinyurl.com/69g6c2f
Fresh and Foodie says
These are so awesome! Love the cookie dough and the brown sugar frosting -- I never thought of that before. I can see why these sold out so quickly at your bake sale -- I definitely would have bought one. Nice!
I am afraid if I make these I will eat every single one of them. It might be a risk I have to take. These are amazing! Great post.
Made With Pink says
These look delicious! Can't wait to make them myself!
Lora @cakeduchess says
Kita these cupcakes are amazing!! How sweet that you made them for the cancer bake sale.:)
These look absolutely amazing!! Well done!
Kita, as usual, stunning! It's already here printing and ready to be tried!!! Love the photo as well, maybe I need some lessons from you?
MY GOSH I AM DROOLING!!!
LOL, can't wait till next week...cute post 🙂
But on to the star of this event. WOW, those cupcakes look decadent and delish! No wonder they sold out...great work!
Wow....amazingly looking cupcakes. So rich and tasty. Perfect cupcake for a low energy day...I would be pinging off the walls for hours...ehehehe.
Very fun! I can only think of about a gazillon friends who would love these. 🙂
I've never thought about trying a cupcake with cookie dough. It sounds deadly, especially with brown sugar buttercream.
And congrats on raising so much at your bakesale!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
Where have these cupcakes been all my life? I've been searching for an awesome, knock people's socks off recipes for weeks for an upcoming work event. This will totally thrill them all!!!!
They look delicious and so yummy! Congrats on the successful bake sale.
Kita, congrats on these doing so well at your bake sale though I'm not surprised. Just the name of them alone would have me running towards them, too. 🙂
Have a great weekend. 🙂
Chef Dennis says
those are beautiful cupcakes! Your images are so compelling, I am craving cupcakes right now! Cookie dough cupcakes, what a delicious creation!
Gorgeous and I'm sure as delicious as they are beautiful. This is my first visit to your blog and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. I really enjoy the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary
Cookie dough truffles!! I don't think they'd make it into cupcakes, sounds sinfully good!! ;D
Dee Dee's Delights says
This sound great, I am hosting a linky party called Sunday Buffet, Your welcome to add these to the Buffet line! https://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/sunday-buffet.html
Maggie @ Vittles and Bits says
Ummm.... cookie dough in a cupcake? Shut UP. That is freaking awesome. And so is your fundraising bake sale, what a great thing to do!
Susan & Mitchell Salzman says
cupcakes + chocolate chip cookie dough - it's all good here! these look amazing.
Maggie @MaggieCooks says
This look so yummy and delicious! I cant wait to give chocolate chip cookie dough a try on cupcakes 😀