Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cookie Dough Cupcake Goodness


It has been far too long since I shared a cupcake recipe. After posting this baby on Instagram, it quickly became the most requested recipe I have ever had. It deserved its own blog post and - as you can see - I anticipated that. After all, who doesn't love cookie dough? I personally cannot make cookies without taking bites of the dough...raw eggs or not. (Yes, I know, I know...) But in this recipe the "faux dough" as we will call it, does not have any eggs in it! Hurray for edible cookie dough.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) box Devil’s Food (or other chocolate variety) cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 eggs
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough “Frosting” Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Savannah was my happy helper while we made these...which means that she was happy to eat the chocolate chips while I made cupcakes. Love this girl so much!

Make your cake mix as usual, fill your liners 2/3 of the way full for normal cupcake size...I always fill mine a little bit more to make them fluffier on the top, but you won't get 2 dozen doing it this way. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes. While they are baking you can work on the best part...the frosting. Beat together butter and sugars until fluffy, then mix in peanut butter, vanilla, and milk. Stir in flour and salt by hand or on low speed. Extra milk can be added if the mixture seems to thick, but I did not have to do this. Stir in chocolate chips last and wha-la. Cookie dough that you can eat by the spoonful. Just don't forget to save some for your cupcakes!

To "frost" the cupcakes, I used an ice cream scoop and generously topped each cupcake. This recipe screams for a tall glass of milk, so make sure you grab some before you take a bite. Yum.

(*Credit for recipe goes to Great recipe source!)

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