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Cookie Dough Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes are stuffed with cookie dough and topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting and mini chocolate chip cookies for the ultimate chocolate and cookie dough lovers dessert.
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Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 24


For the Cookie Dough Filling:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup Imperial brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix and necessary ingredients eggs, water, oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 cups Imperial powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2-4 tablespoon whole milk
  • pinch of salt

For Topping:

  • mini chocolate chip cookies homemade or store bought


For the Cookie Dough Filling:

  • Add butter, brown sugar and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed for 3-4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Meanwhile, add flour, baking soda and salt to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Add the milk and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Slowly add in the flour mixture until dough is formed.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips by hand.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Roll out 24 tablespoon-sized pieces of the cookie dough and place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.

For the Cupcakes:

  • Line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • Combine cake mix and ingredients and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Divide batter into cupcake pans, filling each ⅔ of the way full.
  • Once cookie dough has been frozen for 30 minutes, remove it from the freezer and place a ball of the dough in the center of each cupcake batter.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted just into the top of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Chocolate Buttercream:

  • Add butter to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Add in the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Add in the cocoa powder and mix until fully combined.
  • Thin frosting by adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. Mix in pinch of salt, adding more to taste if necessary.

To Assemble:

  • Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large tip and pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Top with a mini chocolate chip cookie.

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword buttercream, chocolate cupcakes, cookie dough, cookie dough stuffed cupcakes, cupcakes
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