Cookie Dough Cupcakes

6 Aug



I have to admit something – I’m not a huge sweets person.  Coming from someone that loves to bake that may sound a bit odd, but honestly, my favorite part of baking is sampling the doughs and batters.  Though I’m not much of a sweets person I do love (and I stress love) to lick the beater, spatula, etc. before everything goes in the oven.  And, it just doesn’t get much better than snagging some delicious chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl.  


As soon as I saw these cupcakes on Annie’s Eats I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist them too long.  Cookie Dough batter, filled with cookie dough, and then still topped with a cookie dough flavored butter cream?!  Hello lover!  I knew that I would have to make these with the specific intent to giveaway, or for a large crowd, because I would be too tempted to eat all of the batter myself.


Of course, though I don’t eat a lot of sweets, I still always eat some of everything I make.  I am so glad I tried one of these cupcakes.  OH SO GOOD!!!  Decadent, sweet, moist, rich… the adjectives go on.


Cookie Dough Cupcakes 

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1½ cups light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet)


For the filling:
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For the frosting:

3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
3½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. salt
3 tbsp. milk
2½ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total).  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Stir together to blend.  Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl on low speed, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated.  Blend in the vanilla.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake liners.   Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the cookie dough filling, combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, about an hour.

To fill the cupcakes, cut a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake.  Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.

To make the frosting, beat together the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until creamy.  Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth.  Beat in the flour and salt.  Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well blended.

Frost the filled cupcakes as desired, sprinkling with mini chocolate chips and topping with mini chocolate chip cookies for decoration.



Source: Annie’s Eats

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4 Responses to “Cookie Dough Cupcakes”

  1. annies-eats.com 08/06/2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Glad you enjoyed them! One of my very favorite cupcakes, for sure.

  2. newlywed 08/07/2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Mmm, you come up with the best cupcakes!

  3. Taryn 12/08/2010 at 12:28 am #

    When I took my cupcakes out of the pan, there was a lot of butter in the bottom, which made the liner soggy…anyone else have that problem?

  4. Angie 12/11/2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Taryn, I did notice they were a little more buttery than most cupcakes, but the butter didn't seem to really settle. I remember the liner being a little more greasy than most cupcakes. I wish I knew enough about the science of baking to help out – but science is definitely not my thing!

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