Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

There is no weekend recap this week because (1) I was stuck at home car-less, and (2) my husband worked Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  I even slept until 9am on Saturday which NEVER happens.  Well when the husband's away the wife will...bake.  And let me just tell you, being stuck at home with a kitchen full of chocolate chip cookie dough CUPCAKES is not a good thing when summer is right around the corner.  I was able to limit myself to 2 though, but there's no telling how many I could've eaten to make up for eating spoonfuls of the cookie dough icing as I was making it.  Yikes.

Let me just go ahead and say I'm sorry for introducing you to a recipe such as this...


Cookie Cups
3/4 Cup of Softened Unsalted Butter
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Cookie Dough Frosting
3/4 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 Cup of Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Vanilla Almond Milk (Or Regular Milk)
1 1/2 Cups Mini Chocolate Chips

Make the Cookies
1.  Preheat oven to 350 and line 2-12 count muffin pans with cupcake liners. 
2.  In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy.
3.  Mix in Egg and Vanilla
4.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda & salt.  Slowly mix this into the first mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  The dough will be thick like cookie dough, because it is cookie dough.
5.  Fill each liner 1/3 full with pressed dough.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Allow them to cool before frosting.

Make the Frosting
1.  Cream together the butter and brown sugar. 
2.  Add the vanilla and mix well.
3.  Stir in the flour and salt until it becomes a dough-like texture. 
4.  Beat in the milk until it becomes fluffy.
5.  Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
6. Frost those yummy cookie cups.

Enjoy.  Your kids and your husband will love you forever.


Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction


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