Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I saw these here and as soon as I did, I knew I had to make them.  Which is strange for me because I am not really a baker.  I don't make lots of sweet treats very often because they do not get eaten.  Not because they don't taste good...my husband & I don't really eat many sugary treats.  I do LOVE eating raw cookie dough though.  My weight loss doesn't like it so I try and avoid doing so.

But these cupcakes looked and sounded so delicious.

I made the cookie dough the night before, made cookie dough balls and froze them. 
Amanda's cookie dough recipe is DELICIOUS!  (she adapted it from Picky Palate)

For the cookie dough:
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

To make the cookie dough, combine the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 mins. Beat in milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Beat in the flour and salt until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, shape the dough into balls or tubes. Freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet overnight.

I used a spoon to get about the same size balls because that is how I was shown growing up by my mama. I don't have those pretty scoops because...

1. I don't bake much.
2. My kitchen is small. Which means I have to find a home for the scoop in my kitchen and if it isn't something I use on a semi-regular basis, then it isn't worth finding it a home for the item.  I have LOVED purging things through the past few years.

Anyway...

I had a box cake mix on hand so I used that instead of doing it from scratch.  Not to mention I am lazy.
I divided the mix between 24 cupcake liners (remember I don't have those pretty scoops).  Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.  Bake at 350 for 16-18 mins.  SUPER EASY!
I used canned Buttercream frosting.  I was going to make the Cookie Dough Buttercream frosting, but was afraid my husband would not eat one because it would be too much Cookie Dough for him.  I added the frosting to a plastic bag and cut the corner so I could pipe it on the cupcakes.
Lily added mini chocolate chips to the top.
They were delicious!
The kids LOVED them!
My husband liked them, too.  BUT, he said I should just bake the cupcakes and cookies separately because then we would have twice the goodies.  LOL.  (I did only make 12 cookie dough cupcakes and 12 plain, not knowing how he was going to like them)  I ate the rest of the frozen cookie dough that I didn't use in the cupcakes.  Shhh...don't tell anyone.  It was very DELICIOUS! 
(and for those of you who are concerned about raw eggs...there are no eggs in that cookie dough recipe)

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28 Sweet Comments:

IPOHC said...

OMGosh! I am so drooling here! These are a must try for me! Cupcakes+Cookie dough=my two favorite things..... put them together and I'd be in Heaven!

Jeana
http://inplaceofhercrown.blogspot.com/

Mellisa Rock said...

Those look so good. Gonna try and make them this weekend!

vivian said...

mmmm yummy! I make something very similar, only with a brownie mix and cookie dough.. Im trying not to bake these days, because, unlike you.. I have a tremendous sweet tooth and very little self control!
have a great night
vivian

Jami said...

I heart cookie dough, too!!! These will be on my next Tuesday To do!
smiles!

Lindsayb-mo said...

Um all I can say is YUMMO!!! I Must try these. They look so good.
Thanks for sharing!
Lindsay
http://bomanpartyof5.blogspot.com

♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) said...

Hi! This looks soo delicious!!!

Angela said...

Oh my they look amazing! Will be trying these out very soon

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Jingle said...

Those look so YUMMY!!!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Oh my gosh YUM! These look yummy! And so easy to make.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Your post is so inspiring me to get in the kitchen and start baking!!

Just Jana said...

These looks absolutely delicious!!

Gem said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm going to have to try to make these one day!

LT said...

Those are the best looking cupcakes ever!! I am going to have to surprise my kids with those someday soon!

Michelle said...

Oh, I am going to have to try these!!

Stephanie said...

These look amazing! I am going to make them for sure! Thank you!!! :)

Jill said...

YUM!! I bookmarked this one because I'll definitely have to try it soon!!

Nikki said...

Oh this is going in my recipe box RIGHT NOW! Thanks so much for linking it up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Emily @ LaForce Be With You said...

Yum! cookie dough is my weakness as well!

~ Noelle said...

i wish i would not have read this!
now, I am DYING to make some...
and i do not have any of the ingredients... and i dont bake..
but still.........

nancycreative said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy. Cookie dough is the best!

Kristin @ Daydream Designs said...

I had made a version of these before but lost the recipe. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting these! Yours look super yummy!

a little lovely said...

oh, these look so yummy! thanks for sharing at my saturday soiree!! i'm looking for another guest blogger for my 10 gift ideas for $10 event and was wondering if you were interested. if so, email me at alittlelovelyblog@hotmail.com! hope you can, i would love to have you!

thanks!!

the cape on the corner said...

oh. my. god! what are you trying to do to me! this is insane, and i want one now now now!

a little lovely said...

featuring these tomorrow :)

Nichol said...

I like to bake but never do it. I hate cleanup. These sound yummy and look it too!!! Have a great weekend:)

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Great idea! Can't wait to make some. Now the grandkids won't have to choose between cake or cookies! Aww..who am I kidding. I won't have to choose either!

reasonstoskipthehousework said...

Super delicious looking! Adding to my "to make" list! My Tuesday Link party is still open and I'd love for you to link up!


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Melanie
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