Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I am so excited to share today’s recipe!  I originally saw these on Tidy Mom, and I’ve wanted to make them ever since!  Noah celebrated his birthday last month, and it seemed like the perfect excuse I needed to finally make them!  And I was VERY pleased with how they turned out.

I haven’t made a lot of homemade frostings, only a dozen or so, but I have to say this is my favorite homemade frosting I’ve tried, hands down!  It’s so rich and creamy….and yes! It does taste JUST like cookie dough!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Noah also loved the cupcakes.  He really liked the chocolate chips inside the actual cake, and he loved the cookie dough flavored frosting.  He even told his gaming buddies about them while on skype. (Yes! I’m a rock star!)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


For Cupcakes:

3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

1½ cups light brown sugar, packed

4 large eggs

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

1 cup milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet)

For Cookie Dough Filling:

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature

6 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed

1 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

7 oz. sweetened condensed milk

½ tsp. vanilla extract

¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For Cookie Dough Frosting:

3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

¾ cup light brown sugar, packed

3½ cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

¾ tsp. salt

3 tbsp. milk

2½ tsp. vanilla extract


For Cupcakes:

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar. Cream together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, approx 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl .

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Alternating add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl with the milk on low speed, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated.

Blend in the vanilla.

Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

Divide the batter evenly between 24 cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For Cookie Dough Filling

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy(approx2 minutes).

Add flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, (approx1 hour).

After cupcakes have cooled, fill the cupcakes by cutting a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.

For Cookie Dough Frosting

Beat butter and brown sugar with the paddle attachment on high speed until creamy and fluffy.

Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

Beat in the flour and salt.

Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.

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If you like chocolate chip cookie dough, I HIGHLY recommend these!  I promise there will be no leftovers!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes



  1. This looks so yummy! Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  2. I am absolutely obsessed with cupcakes and can’t wait to try these! Definitely pinning them to make later!

  3. Those cupcakes look so good!

  4. The hubby would love these! Amusingly though, he’d be the only. The munchkin doesn’t like cake or cupcakes (huh!?) and I don’t like chocolate chip cookies. (HUH?!?!)

  5. Oh my gosh, these look delicious! I’ve been dreaming of sweets all day.

  6. These look so yummy.

  7. Yum — cookies and cupcakes both in the same bite!

  8. These cupcakes look delicious. I will also be a rock star in my home once I make them. Thank you for the recipes.

  9. Natalie Lyons says

    These look so good, I would probably eat them all and hide them from my kids, lol


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