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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

July 31, 2014
Yellow cupcakes with chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle and topped with brown sugar frosting!

Today, we celebrate my Wesley. He is 3 years old! My husband commented that it should mean he wakes up today completely potty trained.

Apparently, that's not the case. :/

Despite our potty training issues with this one, we are over the moon in love with him still! Every day he amazes me with how much he knows and how curious he is about the world and the people around him. As is tradition, here is a list of Wesley's 3 year old top 10 favorite things in the world:

1. Cookies

2. Doughnuts

3. Hot dogs

4. Popsicles (noticing a pattern here??)

5. Eggs, in any way, shape, or form

6. Spicy things. Like medium and hot salsa. Not even joking.

7. Trains, or as he affectionately refers to them, "chugga chuggas"

8. Riding bikes

9. Smashing bugs. Sometimes with his bare feet.

10. Silas and Elliott. "Because they are my best friends, Mommy." :)

He will for sure be the one putting all the gray hairs on my head, but he makes me laugh every. single. day. It's starting to look like he's going to be a real foodie, can you tell? I'm SUPER excited over that! So of course in honor of my hilarious kid, I give you: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes. 

Like really, there's a ball of cookie dough in the middle of the cupcake. And it's topped with brown sugar frosting. Just go make these now. :)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes

For the cookie dough balls:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup miniature semi sweet chocolate chips

For the cupcakes:

15.25 oz package yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil

For the brown sugar frosting:

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Prepare the cookie dough balls by beating together the butter, sugars, milk, vanilla, and salt until creamy. Add in the flour and beat until well mixed. Stir in the miniature chocolate chips. Roll into tablespoon full balls, place in a plastic container, and freeze until completely solid (overnight is best). DO NOT skip the freezing part or the cookie dough will cook along with the cupcake in the oven and you won't have the "stuffed" effect. Once the cookie dough is frozen solid, prepare the cupcake batter by beating the cake mix, oil, water, and eggs until smooth. Fill 24 cupcake tins lined with paper liners two thirds full with batter. Place a frozen cookie dough ball in the center of each cupcake on top of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes or until tops are golden. Remove and cool completely. For the frosting, beat together the butter, brown sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla. Add in the powdered sugar gradually, scraping down the sides halfway through. Add an additional 1/2-1 tablespoon milk if needed. Pipe frosting on cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with additional mini chocolate chips if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

I'm so excited for my little guy and I can't wait to see what amazing things he grows up to do in this world! Ok... well, maybe I can wait. Happy Birthday, Wesley bear!!

Here are some more of my favorite cupcake recipes:

Lemon Pudding Cupcakes

Andes Mint Cupcakes

Glazed Doughnut Muffins

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1 comment on "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes"
  1. These were absolutely delicious! thanks so much for the recipe everyone loved them!!