Friday, October 1, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

I've been playing with this recipe for a few weeks now. When I found the recipe it used boxed cake mix and a crappy cookie dough recipe, well crappy in my opinion. The first time I made it I used the suggested cookie dough recipe, but made my own yellow cake and buttercream. The cupcakes were good, but I knew my cookie dough would be better. I finally remade them with my cookie dough recipe and they were a slam dunk! Plus I had enough cookie dough leftover to make a batch of cookies. Win-win!



For the cookie dough:
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened (unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

*If you don't want the tri-chip variety you would just use 2 cups of semi-sweet chips

What to do:
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Stir in chips
  • Scoop out small portions of dough to place inside cupcake
  • Roll into balls and place on wax paper on cookie sheet
  • Place cookie sheet in freezer for two hours

*For remainder of dough bake for 9-11 minutes in a 375 degree oven

For cupcakes:
  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
What to do:
  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter
  • Gradually add sugar about 1/4 cup at a time until combined
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each are added
  • Beat in vanilla
  • Alternately add flour and milk mixture until just combined

Prepping cupcakes:
  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Scoop your cupcake batter into your muffin/cupcake pan
  • Drop one of your frozen cookie dough balls in the middle
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake (not cookie dough) comes out clean
  • Allow to cool

Chocolate Buttercream You Need:
  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 8 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar *I know this is a lot, it's enough to frost 2 cakes, so just add until you think you have enough to frost your cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup milk to start, will need more
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

What to do:
  • In a very large mixing bowl beat butter until smooth
  • Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar beat well
  • Slowly beat in 1/4 cup of milk and vanilla
  • Gradually beat in remainder of powdered sugar and cocoa powder
  • Beat in enough milk to reach desired consistency


Alternately you can use boxed yellow cake mix and store buttercream, but it's so much better homemade! Enjoy!

6 comments:

Mommying On The Fly said...

Found ya through Multiples and more... This looks absolutely Divine... We will have to try this recipe.. My Gremlins LOVE cupcakes.. hehehehhe I will now follow ya, cause you left me wanting more more more.. lol.. now, if only i could convince ya to deliver.. lol..

TexasRed said...

Yum! These look awesome!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Those look ahhh-mazing! My girls have been all about saying "cupcake" lately as they see pictures in books and on some of their shirts and washcloths. I really need to make a batch for them, and this awesome recipe should be an extra incentive. :)

Is that really 8 1/2 cups powdered sugar for the icing? I think I can feel the little hairs on my arms standing on end with just the thought. HA!

Dakotapam said...

this looks great, and I hate to bake, I will definitely have to try this though!

CK said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

senner2+2 said...

I need to make these! Thanks for sharing.

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