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 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon 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.
I had a box cake mix on hand so I used that instead of doing it from scratch. Not to mention I am lazy.