Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake ...
Cookies, cupcakes? You don't have to choose. These cupcakes have a hidden chocolate chip cookie dough center for the undecided among us.
These are amazing! It's VERY IMPORTANT to freeze the cookie dough and not overbake them (the recipe author posted some revised times in his review). I've made them with chocolate cake instead of yellow and covered with chocolate ganache (melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in 1/2 cup of heavy cream + 1 tablespoon corn syrup). Success, success, success! (I even use the leftover ganache to drench mine in because I like them extra-decadent -- it almost turns into a lava cake if you spoon hot ganache on the cupcakes as you're serving them)
The kids think making cupcakes is pretty awesome, but when I pulled out the cookie dough from the freezer and told them to put one in each cupcake batter they screamed with pure excitement! Oh, what fun these cupcakes are for children and adults alike! I had no problems with the batter baking, being dry/overbaked or crumbly! Excellent all the way around. I used some CCC dough batter from another recipe from here (purposly saved enough batter just to make these). Thank you for a very fun, creative recipe!
I cheated. I used boxed yellow cake mix and pre-cut cookie dough (placed in freezer for 5 hours). I did use the "Rich Chocolate Frosting" recipe from this site to top. I would advise users not to make their cookie dough balls too small, remember, they're not going to expand, but the cupcake is. Also, just set the dough balls on top, they'll sink on their own. Some reviewers suggested tipping the cupcakes onto a plate to avoid a dent in the top. I did this with the first batch and then the tops stuck to the plate, so I opted not to do it on the second batch and I had no dents after cooling. Mine took about 17 minutes in the oven to bake, until the top isn't shiny in the middle and the edges are getting golden. I love this recipe for the ease and possible combinations - maybe a double chocolate chunk cookie in yellow cake mix would have been a better choice...
Such a fun cupcake! Mine came out deliciously, in spite of two slight issues. First, I made up my 24 dough balls using ALL of the dough made in the recipe, and thought the balls seemed kind of large but continued on. Then, I filled my cupcakes slightly too full (since the balls were big) so I didn't have a full 24, but even will the filled-ness, the cookie dough wasn't completely covered. Solved that problem by covering the "dips" with icing and topping each with a mini chocolate chip cookie. I used a Devil's Food cake mix and Special Buttercream Frosting. I froze the dough for 24 hours and since they were on the larger side, I baked them for 19 minutes and they came out perfectly. Can't wait to show people tomorrow!
My family enjoyed these. Used a boxed cookie mix added a few extra chocolate chips. My husband felt the chocolate frosting really enhanced the cupcake. If you live in an area here you can get "jiffy" mixes, the smaller size packages of frosting ,cake and choco chip cookie mix work perfectly to make 12 yummy frosted cup cakes.
These cupcakes are sooo goood! What a great idea. Definetly different. My only problem on some of my baking tays- they didn't raise enough to cover the cookie dough and ened up with a whole in the middle where the cookie dough was. Frosting fixed that problem but, they were still good and moist. I used chocolate frosting. YUM!