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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

My hubby works for a fabulous company. They spoil their employees all the time. A few weeks ago he came home and told me they had ordered gourmet cupcakes for everyone. He chose a cookie dough cupcake and it blew his socks off. He's always so sweet to remind me that I am talented and amazing so I knew I had to at least TRY to recreate the deliciousness he experienced. I found this recipe for Cookie Dough Cupcakes and decided to whip up a couple dozen to spoil my sister in law for her birthday. I decided to stick with a boxed cake and I don't regret it one bit. Boxed cake is my favorite-- but paired with this delicious cookie dough frosting and filled with actual cookie dough... oh. my. gosh. This is the best cupcake I have ever eaten-- Jack and my brother in law both agreed that it was better than the cupcakes they brought into work. Now you can be this awesome too!

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cupcakes:

1 box chocolate cake mix

Filling:

8 Tbsp. butter (room temp)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Frosting:

3 sticks butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. milk
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. While baking prepare Filling: combine butter and sugar and cream until fluffy. Add flour, condensed milk and vanilla. Mix. Add chocolate chips. Roll into balls and set in fridge until cupcakes are ready. Once cupcakes are cooled cut a cone shape out of the top of each one (don't worry-- this will look ugly but will be covered up with frosting) and set a cookie dough ball in the hole. Cover with cone "lid". Prepare frosting: Mix butter and brown sugar. Add powdered sugar and then the flour. Add the salt, then milk, then vanilla. Mix well. To frost the cupcakes I used a cake decorating bag (you could also use a ziploc bag with the tip of the corner cut out to make a makeshift decorating bag) without a tip on it (I didn't have any tips big enough for the effect I wanted). Practice a few times on a plate until you get the hang of it. It's actually really easy. Frost each cupcake (with TONS of frosting) and then garnish as you see fit. I top with sprinkle of chocolate chips and a mini chocolate chip cookie. Leave the cupcakes at room temperature before you serve them so the dough will be soft- I put my first batch in the fridge and the cookie dough got hard- not yummy.

~Dayna~

5 comments:

  1. Those look sooooo good. I've got to make them. :)

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  2. Hmmmm, no points on this one??

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  3. so do you put in refri. to store when done or do you just leave out???

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  4. Anonymous-- They need to sit out at least an hour before serving. Otherwise the frosting and the cookie dough center go hard (I learned this the hard way). If you are planning to serve right away I would leave them out. None of the cookie dough has eggs in it so you'll be totally fine =) I leave mine out on the cupboard till they are gone. =) Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

    ~Dayna~

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