Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

                   Hey!!I just noticed that I’ve had this blog for more than a week! So, I wanted to attempt to make cupcakes, and I got an idea from a twitter follower to make them look like cookie monster. It did take a little more effort, but they are just sooo cute! It took me a while to pipe the frosting beacuse I used a plastic bag. The eyes were easy though, because you just melt white chocolate and put chocolate chips in the center. I adapted this recipe from Mini Baker .(But I did change a few things.) The cupcakes have Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough in them because Cookie Monster loves Cookies, right? I also made the cookie on top of his mouth using my “Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie” recipe. The buttercream frosting is my favorite part :)Its really chocolatey and sweet. I hope you love them!!!

Yield- 4-5 cupcakes

Cookie Dough Center-
1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
1/8 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of light brown sugar
1/2 teablespoon of milk ( I used 1% milk)
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of chocolate chips ( can be milk or semi-sweet chocolate)


Cupcakes-

1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa-powder
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of hot water
1/4 cup of vegetable or canola oil
1/2 a large egg
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Buttercream Frosting-
3 cups of confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup of butter
3 tablespoons of heavy cream
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1. Cookie Dough- In a large Bowl, mix together the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Then, add in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips, and mix well. Form the dough into 4 little balls ( I had extra cookie dough) and refrigerate them for 15 minutes or until they are firm.



2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the ingredients untill the mixture looks like the picture above.
3. Line a cupcake pan with 4 liners and divide the batter into the 4 liners. Drop a frozen ball of cookie dough into the center of each cupcake. If you like the cookie dougha little baked, let the cookie dough pop out of the pan a little bit. If you want the cookie dough raw, place t in the bottom of the cupcake wrapper, make sure that the batter is covering the cookie dough.
4. Bake the cupcakes for 22-24 minutes. Once they are done baking, let them cool in the cupcake pan for 15-25 minutes.
5. Once they have cooled, take the cupcakes out and put them on a cooling rack. Let them cool while you are making the frosting. To make the Frosting- In a large/ medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream using an electric mixer.  When the frosting is at a thick, fluffy consistency, you are done. (You may add food coloring to make the frosting different colors.) Finally, quickly pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and place them in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes so the frosting will be firm.



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