Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

by Melissa on June 23, 2011

 So a couple of days ago I posted a pretty healthy recipe, well today, I am posting the complete opposite. But, these cupcakes are worth every single calorie they contain. Chocolate chip cupcakes are stuffed with a cookie dough filling, topped with cookie dough frosting and more chocolate chips and a cute little cookie for decoration. These are the cookie dough lovers dream!

Keep in mind this recipe makes 24 cupcakes and could easily be halved.  Don’t even think about the amount of butter and sugar in these cupcakes, just make them!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 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)

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F.  Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total).  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Stir together to blend.  Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl on low-speed, alternating with the milk, 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 the prepared cupcake liners.   Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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

Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, about an hour.


  • 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

Beat together the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until creamy.  Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth.  Beat in the flour and salt.  Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and well blended.

For decoration:

Assembling the cupcakes:

To fill the cupcakes, cut a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake.  Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.

Frost the filled cupcakes as desired, sprinkling with mini chocolate chips and topping with mini chocolate chip cookies for decoration.

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Note: I frosted my cupcakes with a Wilton 1M tip, and the cupcake liners are from Michaels.

Source: Annie’s Eats, who adapted recipes from Cupcake BakeshopThe Cupcake Review and How to Eat a Cupcake.

P.S. I have also linked this post to Sweet as Sugar Cookies Saturday Sweets Link-Up, check out all of the other great sweets posted!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kut's Kitchen June 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Yum!! I printing this out and adding it to my “must bake” list. I know my husband would go crazy for these!!


Dana June 24, 2011 at 8:45 am

Chocolate chip cookies are my stepdad’s absolute favorite, and we happen to be celebrating his birthday this Sunday… I bet he would LOVE these… I know I would!


Sues June 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm

These are adorable! I love the little cookies on top :)


Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies June 25, 2011 at 6:28 pm

What delightful little treats. They’d be so much fun to eat. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I would love it if you’d come by and link your cookie dough cupcakes up.


Melissa June 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Thank you! I will check it out. :)


Kim McCallie June 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous. Your swirl is beautiful and I love the small “bonus” cookie on top. You’ve done a great job here! I’d like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


Jolene ( June 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Your frosting is so perfect!


Sandra July 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Made these this weekend and they were a hit with everyone!


Jasmin August 22, 2012 at 2:43 am

Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! The only thing may do differently next time is opt the cookie dough filling, and use the mini chocolate chips inside of the cake batter instead of the regular size chips. I found the cupcake just to be a bit overpowering with the filling, but all in all it is a wonderful recipe and surely satisfies any cookie dough lovers palette!


Christy Neigel August 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

These are amazing. Every part of it tastes like cookie dough even the cooked cake. You are a genius my dear. So excited to share this recipe with others.


Crystal October 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

Made these last night for boss’s day and they are amazing! My son said “Best. Cupcakes. Ever!”


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