Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1 of the 12 Days of Cupcakes: Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I've decided to do a 12 Days of Cupcakes to get in the Christmas baking spirit (and to start plowing through my 'to-try' pile of recipes). These days probably won't be consecutive, but they will all be before Christmas. I hope you bake along with me or at least enjoy a daily drool in front of your computer :) To start things off I give you Cookie Dough Cupcakes (recipe from Annie of Annie's Eats and the Blue-Eyed Bakers):

These cupcakes are genius. They taste exactly like cookie dough, not cookies, but cookie dough-and are heaven. I've had several requests for these babies as my friends' birthday cupcakes. Can't wait to make them again!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes (original recipe from Annie of Annie's Eats and The Blue-Eyed Bakers)

2 sticks butter, softened
3/4c sugar
3/4c brown sugar
4T milk
2 1/2c flour
1/4t salt
1/2t vanilla
1c mini semisweet chocolate chips

3 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2c brown sugar
4 lg eggs
2 2/3c flour
1t baking powder
1t baking soda
1/4t salt
1c milk
2t vanilla
1c semisweet chocolate chips

3 sticks butter, softened
3/4c brown sugar
3 1/2c powdered sugar
1c flour
3/4t salt
3T milk
2 1/2t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F.

Beat butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, flour, salt and vanilla until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate about 30 minutes. Take the filling out and roll it into teaspoon sized balls and place them in the cupcake liners. Put the cupcake trays into the freezer for about 20 minutes.

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternate adding the dry ingredients with adding the milk, ending with dry. Add vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, on top of the filling. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely.

Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in powdered sugar. Beat in flour and salt. Mix in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Make sure mixture is well blended. Frost cooled cupcakes and add mini chocolate chips for decoration.

Enjoy! And check back for lots of fun new cupcakes this month!


  1. Um, if you have even the slightest interest in cookie dough you must make them, sooooo amazing! I would say though that they got dry after a couple of days so maybe change out some of that 3 sticks of butter for some oil...