If you love chocolate chip cookies,
and you love cupcakes....
why not combine them!
A cupcake with a cookie on top and cookie dough inside!
I'm not sure where I originally got this idea (may have been on another blog) but it's fun and simple and yummy. Last night I decided to make this easier by buying the cupcake mix, frosting, and cookie dough! You don't always have to make everything from scratch and these are so yummy using mixes.
Okay, first gather a package of already-made chocolate chip cookie dough, a package of cake mix, and some frosting. I like to use vanilla cake mix and chocolate frosting.
Step 1: separate the cookie dough into quarter size pieces and roll them between your hands so they form a ball. Place the balls of dough on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer.
|balls of cookie dough freezing|
Step 3: line the cupcake "tin" with papers. Now, pour a little bit of the mix into the bottom of each cupcake paper. (i bought theses cutesy papers at Michaels but i'm disappointed with how they fold in on themselves).
|mix, cookie dough, all ready!|
NOTE: if you don't want the cookiedough to sink to the bottom of the cupcake you can dust them in flour- this works for all add-ins including fruit. But, i think it's fine without that step.
|drop em in|
|one cookie dough ball for each cupcake|
|cover them up|
Step 7: use the rest of the cookie dough balls to make the cookies that are going on top of the cupcakes! just bake the rest of the balls to make tiny cookies. these should only bake for a few minutes because they're so tiny they may burn quickly.
|bigger works better but small is cuuuute!|
Step 8: Open the package of frosting and, with a knife, stir it around. you can also put it in a bowl and whip it- aerating it adds fluffiness and you'll double the amount your originally had! But, I just stick my knife in there and mix it for a few minutes. Then, pour the frosting into a small plastic bag (like a ziplock) and cut off one of the bottom edges. Only make a small cut. Now you have a pastry bag and can swirl the frosting on to each cupcake.
Step 9: Once each cupcake is frosted all you have to do is add one cookie to the top of each. Or, make smaller cookies and add two to each!
|this photo does not do them justice bc i had refrigerated it hehe!|
|All set to go to a potluck dinner with friends!!|