Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

These cupcakes are magical. The icing truly tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough! They are very addictive! I sold these cupcakes at a recent film festival I volunteered at. The chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes were by-far the best sellers of the day! They sold out in less than an hour. To be honest, I kept 2 at home and indulged after volunteering this past weekend. *hehe*


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of butter; at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of light brown sugar; packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 and 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of unsalted butter; at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar; packed
  • 3 and 1/2 cups of icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • mini chocolate chips


1. Pre-heat oven to 350’F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total).

2. With an electric mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar. Beat together on medium-high speed until the butter/sugar mixture is light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). 

3. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Make sure to beat the mixture well after each egg addition. You want the egg to be well incorporated. Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir together to blend.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar batter at low speed alternating with the milk (beginning and ending with the dry ingredients). Blend in the vanilla and fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.

6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean/yields a dry crumb). Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

7. To make the frosting, beat together the butter and brown sugar in a bowl on medium speed until creamy. Mix in the icing sugar until smooth. Beat in the flour and salt. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until the icing is smooth and well blended.

8. Frost the cupcakes as desired. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on the top of each cupcake. Enjoy!

Source: Annie’s Eats


  1. says

    What is icing sugar? I want to make these becuase they sound amazing, but am the type of baker that needs to have everything in the recipe exactly as it says.

  2. Anonymous says

    Hi, I thought these were made without eggs? was it a different cupcake? Is there an egg-less version available? my friend is allergic :)

  3. says

    so I just made these Courtney and they turned out pretty killer! First time making a cupcake from scratch and your directions were wonderful! I almost forgot to add the eggs (silly me) but remembered before I had to add the last bit of flour, so all turned out well. Thank sweetie! Taking them in for my team at work tomorrow.. :)

  4. Anonymous says

    I just made these cupcakes and they are delicious!
    Definitely a “keeper”:D Thanks for the great recipe

  5. Deanna says

    I know this is an old post but came across it when I googled Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.

    Looking at the frosting – the recipe says butter and brown sugar…is this right???

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