Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

This is a chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes recipe made with a chocolate chip cookie dough cake and a rich cookie dough buttercream frosting topped with mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

These cupcakes are for all those chocolate chip cookie dough lovers to revel in. The cake itself is a chocolate chip cake and it’s topped with a buttercream frosting that tastes just like cookie dough!

Cookie cupcakes are my favorite flavor or cupcakes. If you’re as big of a fanatic as I am here are some more cookie cupcakes to bake:

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Egg Whites
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Shortening
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Milk
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Confectioners’ Sugar
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a regular-sized cupcake pan(s) with 24 cupcake liners.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, mix sugar and butter together until creamy. Add vanilla extract.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Begin slowly adding dry ingredients and milk, alternating until each is well blended.
  • Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle attachment to allow all ingredients to combine evenly. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, add egg whites and whip until they form stiff peaks. Fold egg whites gently into the batter.
  • Fill each cupcake liner with approximately 3 tablespoons of batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cupcakes are cooked through the center.
  • Test with a toothpick in the center of a cupcake to check for doneness. Allow to fully cool before icing.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
  • Cream together butter, shortening, and brown sugar. Add vanilla extract and milk. Add flour and slowly add confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency.
  • Mini chocolate chips can be mixed into the frosting or they can be sprinkled on top.
  • If you plan to pipe the frosting I recommend sprinkling on top of each cupcake as the tiny morsels easily clog decorator tips.

Which tip to decorate cupcakes?

I used Wilton’s 6B tip for these cupcakes in the photos, but you can also use 1M which is more versatile and allows you to pipe a taller stack of frosting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

How do you decorate a cupcake?

If you plan to use decorator tips, I recommend not adding chocolate chips to the frosting. The mini chocolate chips clogged the tips, and even with the largest tip opening I still had trouble.

The best way to go about this is decorating the cupcake and then sprinkling mini chocolate chips on top. They will look just as pretty!

Check out my cupcake baking guide that answers all of your questions about baking, ingredient substitutes, and decorating the perfect cupcakes!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Tiffany
Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes with a vanilla cupcake mixed with chocolate chips and a rich mini chocolate chip cookie dough frosting.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 367 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 ½ cups cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 ½ cups cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 ¼ cup cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • ¾ cup Mini or Regular Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Shortening
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 ½ cups cups Confectioners’ Sugar
  • ¼ cup cup Mini Chocolate Chips for topping

Instructions
 

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla extract. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Begin slowly adding dry ingredients and milk, alternating until each is well blended. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, add egg whites and whip until they form stiff peaks. Fold egg whites gently into the batter.
  • Fill each cupcake liner with approximately 3 tablespoons of batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes until cupcakes are cooked through the center. Test with a toothpick in the center of a cupcake to check for doneness. Allow to fully cool before icing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Cream together butter, shortening, and brown sugar. Add vanilla extract and milk. Slowly add confectioners' sugar until desired consistency.
  • Mini chocolate chips can be mixed into the frosting or they can be sprinkled on top. If you plan to pipe the frosting I recommend sprinkling on top of each cupcake as the tiny morsels easily clog icing tips.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 51g

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