Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Birthday Cupcakes

I have a cookie dough addiction. Along with my cookie addiction, cake batter addiction…do you see a pattern? There are worse addictions out there…so I’m okay with it, and when a birthday rolls around…I succumb to my addictions. Since one of my co-workers celebrated her 25th today (the last major birthday until 30 in my opinion!) , I figured she needed some killer cupcakes to celebrate. What’s better than chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes with cookie dough frosting? I can’t think of much!

birthday cupcake

These are surprisingly simple to put together, and truthfully taste 100 times better than boxed cupcakes. Seriously, I love my Funfetti, but these put them to shame! Plus, I used part whole-wheat flour and skim milk, so they’re healthier, too. All you really need is a hand mixer, two medium-sized mixing bowls, and a spatula (for scraping and licking of course). The ingredient list is pretty short, the dough is darn tasty, and don’t even get me started on the frosting…thick, creamy, sugary, perfection…with a birthday sprinkle twist.

I’ve been in a sugar coma since making it last night, but since I licked the bowl clean, I deserved it!

Make these and you’ll be in the same coma…it’s a great one, I promise!

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

makes 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour (I used 1 cup white flour, ½ cup whole wheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk ( I used skim)

1 cup chocolate chips



1) Preheat oven to 350.

2) Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until fluffy. Add vanilla.

the first mix

3) Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk.

gradually add the dry

4) Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients.

5) Add chocolate chips.

Line your cupcake tins and pour batter. (Make sure you save yourself a taste!)

Bake for 18-22 minutes at 350. Let cool, then frost.

cooling time


Cookie Dough Frosting ( I halved this recipe, it’s a lot of frosting!)

2 sticks butter, softened

1 1/2 – 2 lbs powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk ( I used low-fat)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix butter and powdered sugar together, adding sugar gradually to the mix. Add vanilla. Mix in milk, adding more if needed. Continue to add milk and sugar until it reaches the desired consistency. Mix in chocolate chips. (and sprinkles!)

i ate that spoonful...

the final batch


I had hoped the birthday girl liked cookie dough, I took a guess, and thank goodness she did. She ate one for breakfast! A few comments from my co-workers included “Best cupcake I’ve ever had” and “ I’ll be visiting your bakery”. A bona fide success! I’m off to eat the last one and remain in my sugar coma! Jealous?

What’s your favorite cupcake recipe?




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