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Day 3 – Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

3 Aug

For those of us who like cookies and cupcakes alike, this is the cupcake for us!  Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes (recipe below from Wishes and Dishes).  C’mon?!  Is this for real?!

Yes.  Yes, it is.

Monter Cookie Dough Cupcake          Mini Monter Cookie Dough Cupcake

The cupcake itself is a peanut butter chocolate chip cupcake.  It’s a little dry, but a simple cake.  Ridiculously easy to make, which is fantastic!  (Note: the recipe calls to just put all the ingredients together except chocolate chips and mix.  I made them with the traditional wet ingredients/dry ingredients method of baking.)

But here’s where the fun begins!

Monster Cookie Dough Frosting

To quote my mom, “I’d eat this with a spoon!”  Yeah.  That’s real.  It’s a thick, creamy bowl of cookie dough, but no eggs, so no worries.

Monter Cookie Dough Cupcake          Monter Cookie Dough Cupcake

I mean, look at those!  They’re so adorable!!  Now, I personally prefer the mini version of these cupcakes, it’s like a bite-size party snack.  But, that’s (clearly) a matter of opinion as several of my friends can eat the full-size with no complaints.  So, they both work.

The cupcake really serves as the ‘canvas’ for the (superior) frosting.  This frosting could easily be used on your favorite vanilla or chocolate cupcake as well. It is a fun, “happy” dessert and insanely easy to throw together.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 1

– Frosting Taste: 4

– Overall Taste: 3.5

– Appearance: 5

– Ease of Making: 4.5

– TOTAL: 18

RECIPE

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes (from Wishes and Dishes)

INGREDIENTS:

*makes about 12 cupcakes*

For the Cupcakes:

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

For the Cookie Dough Frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened (don’t use reduced fat or fat free!)
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1- 2 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oats
3/4 bag plain mini M&Ms
3/4 cup mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips

For directions visit Wishes and Dishes

*Tomorrow: Toffee Crunch Cupcakes*

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