Sunday, 15 January 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Finals weeks = lots of baking either out of stress or boredom because I don't want to study and everyone else is...
Recipe taken from here:
I left out the filling because that website did not have those ingredients listed and I didn't notice it in the directions until I got back--otherwise I would have checked the website they said they used! Oh well, still delicious.

  • For the brown sugar cupcakes:
    • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/3 cups flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet) (I used Nestle)
  • For the cookie dough frosting:
    • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/4 + 1/8 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • large pinch of salt
    • 1 1/2 TBSP milk (I found it necessary to use a lot more)
    • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate Chips to top with

1) To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a cupcake tin with liners and set aside. 
2) 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. 


3) Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. 

4) Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl, stir to blend. 
5) 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. 


6) Blend in the vanilla. 


7) Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula. 


8) Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cupcake tin, about 2/3 full. 
 9) Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
10) Allow to cool completely.


11) To make the frosting, beat together the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until creamy. 
12) Mix in the powdered sugar until smooth. 
13) Beat in the flour and salt. 
14) Mix in the milk and vanilla until smooth and well blended. 

15) Frost the cupcakes as desired, sprinkling with mini chocolate chips

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