Day 39 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

8 Sep

Again.  Cookie fan here.  Cannot pass up a cookie/cupcake recipe.  Ever.  (In case you’ve forgotten…)

So, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes (recipe below from Our Life Tastes Good) were definitely gonna happen.

Chocolote-Chip-cupcakes     Mini-Chocolate-Chip-cupcake

The cake is moist, almost wet.  Chocolate chips are still very soft, as they should be in a chocolate chip cookie.  It tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie.  One of those big, soft ones.  Now, the cake itself is really plain, it’s the chocolate chips that give that feeling.  The cake alone is almost like a banana muffin, but without the banana…or the spice…if that makes sense.

Marshmallow-Frosting

The frosting seems like it’s supposed to be a 7-minute frosting.  But it’s missing a thickening agent (other recipes call for cream of tartar or corn syrup) so it never got thick.  The only way I could get it to stay on the cake was to pop em under the broiler to toast.  It’s also missing any flavoring (vanilla, or anything similar) so it just tastes like sugar.

Cupcake-finished     Mini-cupcake-finished

Together they are better.  The cupcake nudges the frosting to a sweetness that complements the chocolate chips.  I was surprised that it was better whole than the parts, but it is.  And, as the baker states at the end that she picked this frosting because it’s what she had in the house, the combination is even more impressive!

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 2.5

– Frosting Taste: 2.5

– Overall Taste: 3.5

– Appearance: 3 (might be better if the frosting could thicken and be piped)

– Ease of Making: 3.5

– TOTAL: 15

RECIPE

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes (recipe from Our Life Tastes Good)

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Marshmallow Meringue

3 egg whites
1 cup sugar

For direction visit Our Life Tastes Good

*Tomorrow: Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes*

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