cookie dough cupcakes!

This past weekend was one of our good friend’s birthdays, and he requested vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting. He also loves cookie dough, so we decided to take it a step further with brown sugar cupcakes with a bite of cookie dough inside. Perfect for all the cookie dough lovers out there!

Eggless Cookie Dough

Recipe from How To Eat A Cupcake

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add water and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and salt and stir to combine. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  2. Roll into little balls and store in the freezer, so that when they’re baked in the cupcakes they’ll keep that “cookie dough” quality. By the way, since these have no eggs, feel free to eat a bunch! 

Recipe from Cupcake Bakeshop. Makes about 12 cupcakes.

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds after each.
  4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  5. Measure out milk and vanilla together.
  6. Add about a fourth of the flour to the butter/sugar mixture and beat to combine.
  7. Add about one third the milk/vanilla mixture and beat until combined.
  8. Repeat above, alternating flour and milk and ending with the flour mixture.
  9. Place previously prepared frozen cookie dough ball into cup liners, then fill about half to three-quarters full of cupcake batter.
  10. Bake for 20-22 minutes until golden and the cake springs back when lightly touched. 

Chocolate Frosting

  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 8 tablespoons milk

In a double boiler over hot water melt chocolate with the butter. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. In an electric mixer add chocolate mixture and confectioners’ sugar. Beat until mixture resembles chalky beads. Add the vanilla and the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until a spreadable consistency is reached. Beat until fluffy — adding more milk if necessary.

At this point, you can add some of the frozen cookie dough bites if you want to, or else just put one on top of each cupcake.

The eggless cookie dough!

You can see the cookie dough popping out the top of this one!

The birthday boy’s wife, my lovely friend and Annie, is an awesome photographer who took the pictures while I baked! That really does make the process much easier. Happy birthday, Pete!

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