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Cookie Dough Frosted Cupcakes

Cookie Dough CupcakesChocolate cupcakes topped with rich chocolate chip cookie dough frosting….my new favorite thing!

I love cookie dough.  When I was a little girl we always got little nibbles of it when mom was baking.  Now, of course, we know that those raw eggs could kill us…but I think that cookie dough might be worth that risk!!  

The best part of this recipe is that the frosting truly tastes like cookie dough (a light creamy cookie dough) and there are NO eggs in it.  So you could just eat it straight out of the bowl and forget the cupcakes….not that I would do that….ever….well…maybe just a little….

I made my cupcakes into minis- simply because I wanted to put a “scoop” of frosting on top and a full-size scoop would be a HUGE amount of frosting…I don’t have a problem with that, but I think most people might 😉

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  • One boxed chocolate cake mix (plus water, oil and eggs to make according to box)

***OR use your favorite cupcake recipe.  This is really all about the frosting– so do your favorite thing with the cupcake recipe/ flavor***

  • 2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted butter(softened)
  • 2 sticks (8 oz.) salted butter(softened)
  • 2 c. powered sugar
  • 1 c. brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 T. vanilla
  • 1/3c. flour
  • 1 12 oz bag of mini chocolate chips.


  • Make cake mix (or your favorite cake recipe) and divide into mini cupcake liners in a mini cupcake tin. (makes about 48 mini cupcakes)
  • Bake according to box/recipe (mini cupcakes take less time, so adjust accordingly!)
  • Cool cupcakes completely.
  • Place all frosting ingredients except mini chips into a large mixing bowl and beat with mixer on low until combined and then high until light and fluffy.
  • Add mini chips (keep about 1/4 of a cup aside to sprinkle on top) and beat on low until fully combined.
  • Frost cupcakes.  You can use a knife to just spread it on or use a small or medium Cookie Scoop to make your cupcakes look like mine do.
  • Sprinkle remaining chips on top and gobble these cupcakes up!!!

Cookie Dough Cupcakes2My thoughts: These are dangerous cupcakes for me.  I had to get them out of my house FAST.  I seriously wanted to eat them all.  Ah….cookie dough….sigh.  Enjoy these so much!!!!  ~r

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Chocolate chips are an important ingredient here at easybaked~  click on an image to be taken to the recipe:

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About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

51 responses »

  1. Great idea and those cupcakes look delicious, who doesn’t love cookie dough!

  2. I know what I’ll be baking later today, these look so tasty!!

  3. genius! I’d go with the mini cakes too, mouthfuls! these look soooooo good xxx

  4. Gorgeous cupcakes! And covered in cookie dough frosting – oh man this is a dream come true 😀

  5. That mound of cookie dough on top is making me drool – yummy!

  6. That cooke dough frosting looks amazing! I’d be happy with just that and forget about the cupcake too!

  7. What a great idea! These look like they’d taste dangerously good…will have to try! 🙂

    • Thank you- I really hope you get a chance to try them! Speaking from personal experience: don’t make them when you are dieting…they are so hard to stop eating…one is NOT enough…!

  8. sounds delicious ready to make some

  9. Wow yum, that frosting looks ridiculously good!

  10. petit4chocolatier

    Wow, love the cookie dough on a cupcake 🙂

  11. These would be dangerous… already have a real issue with the amount of dough that I eat when making cookies (at least this takes out the raw egg factor!). I’m going to have to investigate this cookie scoop, I don’t have one and I think I need one.

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  13. Reblogged this on Ethan Eats! and commented:
    WHAT?! O_O


  14. Can’t wait to try these this wknd! Did you use light brown sugar or dark brown?

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  16. Saw these on dessertstalking! OMG-yum!!!

  17. Excited about this post! Cookie dough is one of my all time favourite things.

  18. I am making these now and the dough is soooooo good!! Not doing my diet any good lol So easy to make! I am getting addicted to your blog! xx

    • I looooooove this frosting. I can’t even look at the pictures on this post because I want them so badly every time I do- lol! Sorry about your diet– but I understand COMPLETELY! 🙂

  19. I have a really dumb question about your abbreviation. Is the T a teaspoon?

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  23. Debbi Spencer

    The 2 sticks of butter in the frosting recipe is listed twice…I’m assuming it is really only 2 sticks, NOT 4, correct?
    My family always used T and t for Tblsps and tsps too. I actually thought it was a universal thing! Makes sense and saves space.
    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Hi Debbi- it is 2 sticks of salted butter and 2 sticks of unsalted. It makes a big batch of frosting – enough to put a scoop on 48 mini cupcakes.
      We always used the T and t abbreviations, but it gets confusing for my international readers (who already need to convert to metric!) So I am gradually changing over to using the full words for things like cup, tablespoon and teaspoon. It’s a little extra time for me, but if it saves confusion and questions it’s worth it!!!

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