Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cookie Dough?

In cupcake form!

These chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes were birthday treats for Max.
They are pretty awesome. I was a little disappointed with the last cake I made. I thought that it was a little dense and heavy. With this recipe I used cake flour and the result was a very light and fluffy, very buttery, cupcake. I was very pleased!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
1 1/2 sticks butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cup flour (I used cake flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the Frosting:
1 1/2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup flour ( I know this seems odd, but the result is a frosting that tastes just like cookie dough!)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

To make the cupcakes: preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
Combine the butter with the brown sugar, and cream until fluffy. Mix in the eggs.
Combine the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the butter mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips and scoop into cupcake liners. Bake about 15 minutes.

To make the frosting: Beat the butter and the brown sugar until creamy. Mix in the powdered sugar. Beat in flour, vanilla, and salt.
Frost cupcakes and decorate with chocolate chips. ( I used regular sized chips, but I think the mini would have worked better!)

1 comment:

The Traylor's said...

I don't have any cake flour, but that isn't going to stop me from trying these out right now! I just might have to make them for Benjamins birthday next month.