Saturday, September 17, 2011

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CUPCAKES

A big Happy Birthday to Kathy, I am her Auntie.  So when one turns 50 years old then we must celebrate.  I can't think of anything better then with cupcakes.  Being the sugar addict that I am I sent her a e-mail giving her about 6 recipes to choose from and this is what she picked.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.  What a treat, they were fun to make.  I made the cupcakes and froze them, made the filling and placed in the refrigerator overnight.  Then a couple of hours before the gathering I made the icing and competed the task.  I kept wondering, this is a chocolate chip overload, these are not going to go over well,  Guess what, they are wonderful, the cupcakes puffed up high with a golden brown edge when I took them from the oven. They looked like a cookie but then they sunk.  The filling is sweet but not overpowering, and the icing is a sweet combination of cookie dough.  A keeper for sure.  The recipe came from Annie's Eats, and she has many amazing recipes.    



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
annies-eats


Cupcakes:
3 sticks of unsalted butter, softened and at room temperature
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
2 2/3 cups ap flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet) I used mini chips
Cookie dough filling:
4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tbsp light brown sugar, packed
1 cup plus 2 tbsp ap flour
7 ounce condensed sweetened milk (about 3/4 cups)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Icing:
3 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk or a little more to get the right consistency
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Decorations:
mini chocolate chips
tiny chocolate chip cookies (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin pans with paper liners. Using your large mixing bowl combine the butter and the light brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy about 3 minutes. Scrape bowl a few times. Add one egg at a time and continue mixing well after each egg. Scrape the bowl as needed.
In another bowl add the dry ingredients and whisk together. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternating with the milk, begin with the flour and end with the milk. Mix this until just incorporated. Blend in the vanilla and fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
Divide the batter evenly between the 24 cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before moving the cupcakes to a cooling rack.

Making the cookie dough, combine in a medium bowl the butter and the light brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla Mix until smooth. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until the mixture has firmed up. About 1 hour.


The finished product, cut a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake using a small sharp knife. Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough. I used a small ice cream scoop and made 24 dough balls. Then I pressed one in each cupcake center.

Making the icing: This recipe makes plenty of icing to put a good swirl of icing on top of each cupcake. Beat the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer and mix, scraping the bowl often to incorporate the butter into the brown sugar. Slowly add the confectioners' sugar and blend till smooth. Add the flour and salt. Then slowly add the milk and vanilla. The recipe calls for 3 tbsp of milk I added a little more only a few drops at a time. The icing is thick, I filled my decorator bag with the icing and swirled each cupcake with icing. Sprinkle each cupcake with mini chocolate chips or top each with a small chocolate chip cookie and some mini chips.

Happy Baking,   Andi

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9/24/2011  Kim at A Well-Seasoned Life choose this cupcake as her number 2 spot for the week.  Check out her blog  A big thank you to Kim and a Happy Birthday to her also........

6 comments:

  1. These look delicious! And what a wonderful auntie you are!

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  2. Oh, goodness! The filling looks amazing. I love the thick swirl of frosting on top, too. These are the perfect birthday cupcakes. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  3. These are so pretty and look delicious! The filling makes them a real treat!

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  4. Hi! Just stopping back by to let you know your recipe was #2 on Sweet Indulgences Sunday last week. Hope you'll stop by again this weekend to share a recipe.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-23.html

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  5. This sounds fantastic! Really, I can't think of anything better than chocolate chip cupcake.

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