Once upon a time, I was killing time on Stumble Upon and I came across an amazing recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes on AllRecipes.com. Being a fan of cookie dough and cupcakes, this recipe provides the best of both worlds.
Now if you know anything about cooking, you’re probably wondering how you can cook this bad boy without the cookie turning into an actual cookie inside a cupcake. You actually freeze the cookie dough for 2 hours before you cook the cupcakes. This prevents them from cooking in the oven. So remember to give yourself a little extra prep time for that! (Unfortunately, I didn’t read the directions before I made them the first time and was pressed for time…not a good situation!)
Like most of the recipes I post on here, you can get creative with these cupcakes. You can substitute chocolate cake mix for vanilla, like I did, or put peanut butter chips in place of chocolate chips. Once you make them for the first time, you’ll want to make them a million ways the next time!
WHAT YOU NEED:
For the Cookie Dough:
– 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour (I did half all-purpose, half white wheat for mine)
– 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
– 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
– 1/2 cup Butter, softened
– 1/4 cup White Sugar
– 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
– 1 Egg
– 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
– 1 cup of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
For the Cupcakes:
– 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix
– 1 1/3 cups of Water
– 1/3 cup of Canola Oil (I substituted coconut oil in mine)
– 3 Eggs
– 1 tub of Frosting, your preference
Gather ingredients for cookie dough.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and sea salt. Then set aside.
Place the butter and white and brown sugar into an electric mixing bowl.
Beat until smooth. (Sorry for the horrible picture but you get the idea!)
Add 1 egg and the vanilla extract to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until smooth.
Add the flour mixture to the electric mixing bowl and beat until just incorporated.
Add the chocolate chips to the mixture, making sure to combine evenly.
Now form tablespoon-sized balls with the cookie dough and place them on a cookie sheet. Freeze for about 2 hours, or until solid.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 24 muffin cups with liners. (I’ve found that aluminum liners work the best with these cupcakes.)
Gather ingredients for the cupcake batter.
Add the 3 eggs to your electric mixing bowl to break up. Then add your cake mix, water and oil, beat together for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Pour the cupcake mix into the lined cupcake pans, filling each about 2/3 full.
Take out your frozen cookie dough and place a cookie dough ball in the middle of each cupcake.
Place in preheated oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until the cake part is cooked completely. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before placing on wire rack.
When completely cooled off, frost and enjoy!
Because these cupcakes have cookie dough in them, they go over very well with young children (and big kids who are young at heart!) Just be aware, however, that they do contain raw egg. Eat with caution.
I hope you all enjoy AllRecipes.com’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes as I do! This is a fun recipe to make, especially when you get the family and kids involved too.
Have a sweet day! Haha!