Tuesday, May 3, 2011

cookie dough stuffed cupcakes [recipe]

remember when I mentioned these completely mouth watering cupcakes (that I discovered via Pinterest) in this post? well guess what? 

I finally made them. 
and they were everything I thought they'd be 
but about 1000x more delicious than I imagined possible. 

this recipe made enough for 24 cupcakes... I quickly (and somewhat somberly) made the decision to send Sean to work with half of them, just to get them out of my house.


[Ingredients]:
  • cupcakes: (1) box Betty Crocker Supermoist butter recipe yellow cake mix (cheating? maybe. delicious? for sure)
  • cupcake frosting: 12 oz (1 can) Betty Crocker Whipped milk chocolate 
: for the filling :
  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 7 oz (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used regular sized chocolate chips and increased the amount to a full cup)
  • optional: Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough for garnishes

[Directions]:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Make cupcake batter according to directions. Bake cupcakes according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. To make the cookie dough filling, combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (aka not crumbly), about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, about a half hour.
  3. To fill the cupcakes, cut a cylinder shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake. An apple corer spoon works great for this. I just carefully edged the spoon into the cupcake in a circular shape and took out the middle. Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.
  4. Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I like to put the frosting in a plastic storage bag and snip off a nickel sized hole in one of the corners to pipe the frosting on in a cone shape have no idea how to properly (or aesthetically) frost a cupcake.
  5. Garnish with mini chocolate chips and mini chocolate chip cookies (See tip below).
  6. To fancy up your cupcakes, garnish with mini chocolate chip cookies. I used 1/4 of a package of refrigerated cookie dough. I placed little balls of dough on a cookie sheet and baked for 8-9 10-14 minutes (which was slightly too long, haha) at 350 degrees. My cookies were a little big, which is why the garnish is a broken-in-half piece of cookie. 
and now, here are some pictures of what I consider to be the baking masterpiece of my life. please keep in mind that I have no idea how to frost a cupcake... and I think next time I'll go with normal frosting instead of whipped. the whipped stuff kind of resembles dog poop. but don't think about that, cause they tasted AMAZING. aka not at all like dog poop. 


enjoy! 

4 comments:

  1. Comparing them to dog poop definitely helps me stave off cravings... Yet those pictures sure are tempting.. Dog excrement.... chocolate..... dog mess..... cookie filled cupcakes....

    Its a disgusting miracle, but somehow the dog poop discussion hasn't completely dissuaded me from wanting a cupcake. Haha!

    You're hilarious Miss Mandee!

    <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  2. Mmmmm, these remind me of the brownie stuffed cookies I made once!

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  3. These look absolutely amazing! We're having a going-away party for a friend soon and I'll definitely be making these

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