Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

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I don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve actually baked a cupcake.  Weeks… probably more like months.  I’ve baked cookies, scones and crescent rolls, but no cupcakes!  Crazy, huh?  Cause this is supposed to be a cupcake blog, right?

Hmmm… So yeah.  I made cupcakes today.  And, I didn’t start back into baking cupcakes slowly.  No, I didn’t ease into things.  I went BIG!

Chocolate cupcake + Cookie Dough = HOLY GOODNESS!!!

Baked inside this cupcake is a chocolate chip cookie dough ball.  Yah, you read me right.  Cookie Dough.  The best thing that God ever created inside this cupcake.

And to make things even better…. the frosting.  Cookie Dough.   Both my hubby and my neighbor told me I needed to just make this frosting.  A big giant bowl of it so they could take a spoon and scoop it out and shove it in their mouth.  It’s that good.

Personally, I found the bottom of the cupcake to be the best.   But hey, everyone has their preferences.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


    Cookie Dough Filling:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cookie Dough Frosting:
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Decorate:
  • additional mini chocolate chips
  • 12 mini chocolate chip cookies (I used Chips Ahoy)


    Cookie Dough Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, sugars, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips until smooth.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. Scoop out dough into 12 balls. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Chocolate Cupcakes:
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners.
  8. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  9. Add the water, oil, egg and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are combined.
  10. Fill each cupcake liner 1/2-2/3 full. NOTE: You may have extra batter… no worries, make extra cupcakes!
  11. Gently press a cookie dough ball into the center of each cupcake, only submerging the ball 1/2 way.
  12. Bake the cupcakes for 19-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake portion of the cupcake (not tested through the center where the dough is), comes out fairly dry. Chunks/pieces of cake are okay, just not moist batter.
  13. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.
  14. Cookie Dough Frosting:
  15. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.
  16. Add the flour, milk and vanilla and beat on high until well combined.
  17. To Assemble:
  18. Pipe swirls of frosting onto each cupcake.
  19. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top and garnish with a mini chocolate chip cookie.


Source: cupcakes & frosting slightly adapted from RecipeGirl

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58 Comments on Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

  1. Belle
    October 2, 2013 at 9:30 am (7 months ago)

    yummmmmmy! (I havent actually eaten one yet) but they look good! And the others say they taste good! I have a photo but dont know how to upload it??

  2. Ron
    October 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm (6 months ago)

    Hi, jus wanted to know you havent mentioned whether you use plain flour or self raising flour? And why do you add flour in the frosting?

    • Betsy Eves
      October 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm (6 months ago)

      Great questions. When I just type “flour” in my recipes, it means all-purpose flour. If the recipe calls for anything different, I’ll specify. Also, adding flour to the frosting helps to create that cookie dough flavor you’re looking for with these cupcakes! YUM! It’s so good!

      • Ron
        October 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm (6 months ago)

        Ok thanks for getting back to me. I will definitely try to bake these. Also, do you have measruements in oz or grams? And did you use a cupcake tray or muffin tray to bake :)

  3. Samantha
    January 3, 2014 at 6:50 pm (4 months ago)

    my cookie dough filling is firm! it been in fridge an hour looks like flour! help


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