Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Buttercream frosting

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My daughter’s birthday was on Tuesday, so you are going to get a couple “cake” recipes.I saw this recipe on Kevin and Amanda and had to give it a try!They are intense! They are sweet and super cool!Want to know why….



That is a ball of cookie DOUGH at the bottom!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakeswith Cookie Dough Buttercream Frosting
recipe found at: Kevin and Amanda

Cookie dough:

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Cupcakes:

  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cookie Dough Buttercream Frosting:

  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


To make the cookie dough, combine the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 mins. Beat in milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Beat in the flour and salt until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, shape the dough into balls or tubes. Freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet overnight.

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.
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.Using a 3 tbsp scoop, fill the prepared cupcake liners 2/3 full with the cupcake batter. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
Bake at 350 for 16-18 mins.

To make the frosting, combine the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.  Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth.  Beat in the salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips!Makes 24 cupcakes.


*They are so much better if you wait for them to cool!

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  1. Abby

    These cupcakes look delicious. Hope your daughter had a happy birthday!

  2. The Answer Is Chocolate

    These are VERY dangerous! My hips are at great risk lol. YUM.

  3. Lindsay

    Wow, I am drooling over these--amazing! I LOVE cookie dough! Awesome recipe!

  4. Ohio Outdoors

    Looks like a great recipe. Appreciate the follow and have done the same. Thanks.
    Ohio Outdoors

  5. ashley

    following back from ~ I think I need to go do some baking... yum! ashley

  6. Kristen

    Looks amazing! I'm going to have to try these.

  7. Debbie

    Congrats on appearing on the Tater Tots and Jello blog - that's really cool!

  8. Amanda Kuzak

    Yum, these look really good! I made them once but my frosting didn't look as pretty as yours, I will have to try your recipe.

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  10. Anonymous

    I made these tonight! Well, i started the cookie dough center yesterday..but thats beside the point! Haha. They are delicious! I recommend though.. if you make them.. definitely wait until they fully cool to eat or even refrigerate over night. Like I said... GREAT RECIPE! Definitely worth trying. Warning: To whoever tries this recipe, my cupcakes sunk in and I have a feeling it was because i waited a little too long and let the cookie dough (which you have to make the day ahead and freeze) sit out too long and soften too much. GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO HAVE THE GUTS TO TRY!

  11. J.

    do you think this would work as a cake? make 2 layers and have cookie dough balls scattered in the mix?

  12. Debbi

    Omygosh butter and butter and butter, more butter, total 8 sticks of butter?

  13. Lydiah

    I've been waiting for a great excuse to make these bad boys... my baby boy's 1st birthday, it is! Can't wait, I looove cookie dough! Thx Nikki :)

  14. Lydiah

    Well I made my first 12 and they sunk in! I froze the cookie dough for 8+ hours, so I don't that was the problem... did I remove the cupcakes too quickly? I baked them for 19 min and even then they looked not totally done, but everything still bakes after they are outta the oven anyway... any suggestions/comments?

  15. Jonna

    I have a baking business & a customer brought these to me to make for a party. They turned out amazing!!!

  16. Emily

    These are amazing! Just made them today! Sooo much butter! lol my first batch sunk in, then I cut the amount of cookie dough I put in the middle in half and the rest are perfect! Recipe makes 36 though:) the more the merrier!