Way back around Labor Day, I was baking chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cupcakes at the same time. I was thinking about those brownie cookies I made and wondering if I could make cupcake cookies. I decided to do a little experimenting. First I tried putting some cupcake dough in a cookie, that was just a mess. Then I tried putting cookie dough in the cupcake dough. That resulted in a cupcake, with a dry, baked cookie in the middle…not what I really wanted. Then I figured it out….freeze the cookie dough first!!! That was the ticket. The cupcake bakes, leaving the cookie dough raw in the center. For a cookie dough lover, like me, these cupcakes are fantastic. (I used a from scratch cookie recipe, but you can use the store bought stuff in a tube, or even those break and bake cookies.)
Here’s what you need….
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix, and the ingredients to make it according to the box instructions.
- 1/2 – 1 batch of your favorite cookie dough
Make your cookie dough and roll into about 2 dozen teaspoon sized balls. Place into freezer and freeze for at least 6 hours. (When I was making mine, I set aside some cupcake batter, and froze my cookie dough overnight.)
Make cupcake batter according to box instructions. Place paper cupcake liners into cupcake tray and fill about 3/4 full. (I used my 1/3 cup measuring cup and that worked perfectly.)
Remove cookie dough from freezer and place 1 dough ball into cupcake. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Check at 15 minutes by sticking a toothpick into THE SIDE of the cupcake, remember the center of the cupcake is raw cookie dough. So don’t stick the toothpick into the center. You don’t want to bake these as long as you would bake regular cupcakes. There is not as much cupcake to bake, and you don’t want the cookie dough to bake. If you need to, bake a few more minutes, but I found that 15-16 minutes worked great for me.
Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes in the cupcake tray, then remove to cool completely on wire cooling rack. When completely cool, frost and decorate as desired. When I made these, I just decorated with chocolate sprinkles, but I picture them frosted with some chocolate chip cookies crumbled on top. Or one of those small, bite sized cookies stuck in the frosting as a garnish!
Mmmm! So yummy!
*****Disclaimer**** These cupcakes contain raw eggs in the cookie dough. For the majority of people, eating a small bit of this raw egg will not hurt them, but use your discretion. Small children, elderly and anyone who is sick, may be at higher risk for food borne illness from raw eggs.