Day 346 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

12 Jul

Today is another birthday in my world!  This adorable little girl:

Happy Birthday, Ainsley!!  I hope you enjoy these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes (recipe below from Shugary Sweets).  I know I would enjoy them on my birthday!!

Cookie-Dough-cupcake     Mini-Cookie-Dough-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy, but not dry at all. They have a sweet vanilla flavor. Very similar to the flavor of the broken up cookie pieces on the inside.

Cookie-Dough-frosting

The frosting is thick, but not too thick to pipe. Just make sure you use a big enough piping tip to fit the mini chocolate chips through without an explosion. The frosting is sweet with that sugary texture of cookie dough. I could personally use more brown or white granulated sugar, cause it’s missing a little of that sugary flavor and texture. The powdered sugar just makes it too smooth for cookie dough. It is very sweet though, just like cookie dough should be.

CC-Cookie-Dough-Cupcake     Mini-CC-Cookie-Dough

This doesn’t taste as much like a cookie dough cupcake to me. It tastes like a thick, chewy chocolate chip cookie topped with cookie dough. (I didn’t say it was a bad thing…) The cookie flavor is definitely coming across loud and clear. Sweet, chocolate and vanilla are the main themes. It’s just not as smooth overall as I expect a “cookie dough” cupcake to be.

Cookie-Dough-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5

Mini-Cookie-Dough-top

RECIPE

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes (recipe from Shugary Sweets)

Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 15 Chips Ahoy original cookies, chopped
Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp evaporated milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 14-15 mini Chips Ahoy cookies (for garnish), broken in half

For directions visit Shugary Sweets.

*Tomorrow: French Toast Cupcakes*

3 Responses to “Day 346 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes”

  1. icookandcode July 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Looks amazing going to pin this on pintrest!

  2. Stephanie July 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    This sounds wonderful! I think I’ll try these, and add a little more brown sugar to the frosting like you suggested. Was the chewy a GOOD thing, or should I make a modification to THAT too? P.s. You’re almost done your year!!! So exciting!!!

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