Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

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You know how much we love dessert recipes around here! This time we used some unusual ingredients to create some fun Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes that are moist and delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes use simple ingredients and have a quick bake time. You'll have not excuses to bring an easy dessert to the next meeting. Or make a dozen for easy cupcakes at home! Find more yummy cupcake ideas on Study At Home Mama.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cupcakes are the perfect dessert. You can make a whole dozen of cupcakes to share with friends. They are single serving. They are just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without overeating. They are budget friendly and they are just plain delicious!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake Ingredients

For the Cookie Dough Center:

For the Cupcakes:

For the Tart Chocolate Frosting:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

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Simple ingredients and quick bake time. You have not excuses to skip this east Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes recipe!

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

For the Cookie Dough Centers:

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Add 1 egg and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  4. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips; mixing just enough to evenly combine.
  6. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls; place onto a baking sheet, and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

For the Cookie Dough Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, beat 3 eggs, then add the cake mix, water, and canola oil.
  4. Continue beating for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Spoon into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each 2/3 full.
  6. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion of the cupcake (not the cookie dough ball) comes clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Place semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 20 second bursts in the microwave, stirring in between each heating, until melted.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in cocoa powder and powdered sugar, then slowly add in the (cooled) melted chocolate and mix until well combined.
  4. Add in cream 1 teaspoon at a time (as needed) to reach desired consistency.
  5. Scoop the chocolate frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip and swirl onto the cupcakes. Top with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips.

 

Grab your free printable for our Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes here:

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Decadent cookie dough cupcakes with a cookie dough center and chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Cookie Dough Filling:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 
¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

For the Cupcake Batter:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 
1 ⅓ cups water
  • 
⅓ cup canola oil
  • 
3 large eggs eggs

For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate , chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons heavy cream

Instructions

For the Cookie Dough Centers:

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Add 1 egg and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  4. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips; mixing just enough to evenly combine.
  6. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls; place onto a baking sheet, and freeze until solid, about 2 hours.

For the Cookie Dough Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, beat 3 eggs, then add the cake mix, water, and canola oil.
  4. Continue beating for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Spoon into the prepared cupcake liners, filling each 2/3 full.
  6. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion of the cupcake (not the cookie dough ball) comes clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Place semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 20 second bursts in the microwave, stirring in between each heating, until melted.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in cocoa powder and powdered sugar, then slowly add in the (cooled) melted chocolate and mix until well combined.
  4. Add in cream 1 teaspoon at a time (as needed) to reach desired consistency.
  5. Scoop the chocolate frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip and swirl onto the cupcakes. Top with a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes use simple ingredients and have a quick bake time. You'll have not excuses to bring an easy dessert to the next meeting. Or make a dozen for easy cupcakes at home! Find more yummy cupcake ideas on Study At Home Mama.

If you need a cupcake to wow the crowd, check out our Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

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