Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes & Cookie Dough Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes & Cookie Dough Frosting

I absolutely adore chocolate chip cookies (who doesn’t?!) so when I stumbled upon this recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes, I just knew that I had to make them.  To save time, I made a few modifications to the original recipe.  The recipe calls for little balls of (eggless) cookie dough to be placed in the centers of the cupcakes, but I didn’t have time to make the cookie dough filling, so I skipped this step.  (If I have more time next time, I will try this).  The cupcakes were so delicious!  They tasted like a chocolate chip cookie, only with the fluffy, cakey texture of a cupcake.  And like chocolate chip cookies, the cupcakes were very easy to make and used common ingredients that I already had in my pantry and fridge.

I frosted the cupcakes with cookie dough butter cream frosting, using a Wilton star piping tip and a disposable pastry bag.  If you’ve never tried cookie dough frosting before, you are missing out!  The frosting was creamy, fluffy, and sweet- yum!  It tastes just like cookie dough, which makes sense, because the ingredients in the frosting are very similar to the ingredients found in chocolate chip cookie dough.  I topped the frosted cupcakes with mini chocolate chips and grated chocolate.

This was a fantastic recipe, and I can’t wait to make it again!

Recipes Adapted  from: Annie’s Eats Blog

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

(print recipe)


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake liners.   Bake for 18-20 minutes, or 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.

Yield: 24 cupcakes; Cupcake recipe can be halved to yield 12 cupcakes.

Cookie Dough Frosting

(print recipe)


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Frost the cupcakes as desired, sprinkling with mini chocolate chips and grated chocolate for decoration.

For decoration: Mini chocolate chips & grated chocolate


4 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes & Cookie Dough Frosting”

  1. 1 kristineskitchen April 12, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    These were delicious! Thank you for sharing with me! I especially liked the frosting; it really did taste just like cookie dough. I am thinking that I might have to try making these sometime soon…

  2. 2 Eric April 12, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    I wish I was around when she made the icing because I would have licked the bowl clean just like you always want to do with normal cookies, but this time without the worry of getting sick from the eggs.

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