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!


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...


senner2+2 said...

I need to make these! Thanks for sharing.

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