Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I'm not sure how I stumbled upon these yummy cupcakes, but as soon as I saw them I HAD to make them. Um, a cookie dough ball in the centre of a moist vanilla cupcake...my idea of pure heaven! The original idea came from sugar on top, I used her icing recipe, my own cupcake recipe and the cookie dough recipe from Alton Brown.

Be warned, there is raw egg in the cookie dough so if that worries you this cupcake is not for you... and you are totally missing out.

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes (Cake)

1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, seeded (optional, vanilla beans are a great touch but not necessary if you don't have any)
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 c.milk


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
3. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
5. Split vanilla bean length-wise and scrape seeds out with a knife and add to batter.
5. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
6. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth.
7. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.

Note: It is very important to whip the batter between each step for an extended amount of time. This will create a nice fluffy batter and cake.

Cookie Dough

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 c. semisweet chocolate chips


1. Melt butter.
2. Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
3. Pour butter and sugars into mixer bowl and beat on medium speed.
4. Add egg, yolk, milk, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
5. Slowly add flour until thoroughly combined.
6. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Scoop dough with a small scoop (about an inch in diameter).

If you're planning on making actual cookies, scoop with a larger scoop and bake at 375 for about 14 minutes. Cool on sheet for a few minutes.

8. Roll into little balls and place on cookie sheet.
9. Freeze for 1 hour or more.


2 sticks butter, soft
1 lb. powdered sugar, sifted
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 c. heavy cream


1. Cream butter and sugar on low.
2. Once blended, add vanilla, salt and cream and whip for 5 minutes.

To assemble cupcake:

1. Fill cupcake liner with batter.
2. Place frozen dough ball on top, do NOT press down.
3. Bake. As batter cooks it will rise up and surround dough ball.

1 comment:

  1. OMG. Heart attack in a paper liner. They definitely don't look as cute as yours do but DAMN they are good! I don't usually like icing and I was eating it with a spoon!!