Amaya loves cupcakes more than any other special treat. Most cupcakes are not that interesting to me so I understand when she just eats the frosting and tosses the rest. It’s hard to find a cake that’s special enough to hold its own as a cupcake and wouldn’t just be better as a cake.
I googled this exact title (thinking, somehow, that I had just created the most original cupcake ever and that I was a genius. HA!) and the first hit was AllRecipes.
Ummmmm, yellow cake mix, and a lot of people were saying “store bought cookie dough.”
That’s not a recipe. That’s a shopping list.
The second hit was Annie’s Eats, and I’ll say she’s the genius.
When I was making these I thought of my friend who had told me she had a hard morning. I was thinking, I know she doesn’t like cupcakes, but she would love this. We made lots and lots of cookies when she was here.
Plus, she (and Paula Deen) would not in the least be surprised about how much butter was in the recipe. And it wouldn’t change how much she ate.
Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes taste exactly like they sound. The cupcake, the frosting, the cookie dough balls—every texture is different even though it all tastes like cookie dough which makes it more interesting than just raw cookie dough. If you’ve got a significant other who likes cookie dough more than cookies, this is going to keep him tied to you forever. Or maybe you love cookie dough yourself and you’ll just continue believing in your own awesomeness for years after you make these even if you don’t cook another thing.
So buy yourself some butter and then make these.
The only thing I changed up was that I froze the cookie dough balls beforehand and then put them in the cupcake liner before putting in the batter and before baking. No need for me to cut out cute cones from the baked cupcake and fill these with the filling afterwards. I liked how it was firmly in the middle of the cupcake. Plus it was a lot easier.