Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Incredible Mind Blowing Dessert……….  These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes are THAT good!

Oh yes! you read that right!  We made THE most amazing cupcakes back in November for my oldest daughter’s 23rd birthday!  She’s a huge fan of cookie dough and couldn’t say YES fast enough to Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

You may remember, the year before she picked Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies for her birthday dessert……are you seeing a pattern here?  How am I going to top these two cookie dough recipes for her next birthday?!

Well,  let me tell you, these cupcakes DID NOT FAIL!

They were so good……….I wouldn’t even call them cupcakes, it’s not a big enough title……….maybe something like “Incredible Mind Blowing Dessert”.…….yeah, I think that’s MUCH better. Because these are nothing like you’ve ever had before! If you or someone you know is a cookie dough lover, YOU MUST make these!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes at

I know!!!!………Gorgeous to look at aren’t they?! Just imagine how they TASTE!

Grab your apron… we go……… they’re a little time consuming but SO worth every minute!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Yield: 24

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet or bittersweet)
  • Cookie Dough Filling
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cookie Dough Frosting
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
  1. preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar. Cream together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, approx 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl .
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  4. Alternating add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl with the milk on low speed, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated.
  5. Blend in the vanilla.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between 24 cupcake liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Cookie Dough Filling
  9. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy(approx2 minutes).
  10. Add flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  11. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  12. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, (approx1 hour).
  13. After cupcakes have cooled, fill the cupcakes by cutting a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.
  14. Cookie Dough Frosting
  15. Beat butter and brown sugar with the paddle attachment on high speed until creamy and fluffy.
  16. Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  17. Beat in the flour and salt.
  18. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.


While the cupcakes bake and cool, prepare your cookie dough filling.

Frost cupcakes using a pastry bag and 1M tip. Decorate with mini chocolate chips and a mini cookie.


Come to mama……….


recipe source: Annie’s Eats

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131 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes”

  1. Brandy O. posted on April 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm (#

    These cupcakes look great and I’m definately going to try these out. The fat content is pretty high from all the butter though. Is there any substitutions I can make that keep a good flavor?

  2. Cristina posted on April 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm (#

    I made these this weekend and they have been a hit! Yes, you got my attention with the cookie dough, you had me w the condensed milk! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll definitely make these again :)
    The cupcakes alone are delicious. The filling – mmmmm (I am thinking of rolling bite size bits and keeping em in a bag in the freezer for ice cream toppings, I can’t bear to throw away the extra I have in the fridge!) and the icing. Well, its the icing on the cupcake! Deeellish from start to finish!

  3. Amy @ Living Up posted on May 4, 2011 at 9:43 am (#

    With 6+ sticks of butter you know these have to be good! I think I might try halfing the recipe though and just doing 12 to start with. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Amy @ Living Up posted on May 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm (#

    I actually did try this recipe and I blogged about it. Here’s the link. Thanks again for posting this!

  5. Theresa Sea posted on May 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm (#

    I made these and LOVED them! :) Blogged and linked to you here:

  6. Rhea posted on May 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm (#

    I am making cupcakes for our Mother’s Day brunch and I have been trying to decide what kind to make. Problem solved. I will be making THESE! oh YUM. I can’t wait!!

  7. Kim posted on May 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm (#

    Beautiful cupcakes!! I used just the frosting recipe to go with the Easy Gourmet Cupcake recipe I found here (these were the BOMB!! YUM!!):

    The frosting was not a hit with the big group I served them to on Mother’s Day. :( When I asked (kids scraping off the frosting???), some told me it was extremely sweet and the main issue was that it is grainy. Maybe I did something wrong and the brown sugar should have been dissolved during incorporation??

    Thank you for sharing your recipe and inspiring me to make cupcakes!! I LOVE your blog.

  8. Ambrosia posted on May 26, 2011 at 11:53 am (#

    I just made these and Oh. My. Gosh!!! They are simply amazing. I accidentally dumped in a whole bag of chocolate chips instead of one cup for the cupcake batter – turned out just great, though. I think this will be my go-to recipe EVERY time I need to bring dessert to an event. YUM!!!!

  9. Lori posted on July 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm (#

    These are the BEST cupcakes!!!

  10. Lauren posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:15 am (#

    These were amazing! Thanks for sharing =) Such a huge hit!

  11. Dove Smith posted on April 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm (#

    Can this recipe be baked into a cake form?

  12. Hill Montgomery posted on April 10, 2012 at 9:43 am (#

    This is the best cupcake recipe I’ve ever come across. I made these for my air traffic controller buddies at work and they were all gone in a few hours. I use your cupcake recipe for everything from strawberry cupcakes to bacon cupcakes( i just switch out the type of sugar). Your cupcake recipe always makes the most moist and fluffy cupcakes. Your recipe is the best thing to happen to cupcake-holics. Thank you so much for sharing it! I’d be making hard flour tasting cupcakes if it weren’t for you!

  13. Nicole posted on April 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm (#

    These cupcakes look amazing i cant wait to try them :)
    Do i have to cook off the flour in the frosting or just add it staight in?

    • Rebekah replied on May 27th, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Hello! I was just wondering if you recommend tossing the chocolate chips that will be in the batter in a little bit of flour so that they won’t sink to the bottom? Thanks in advance.

  14. Nicole posted on April 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm (#

    do you have to cook off the flour before adding to frosting?

    • TidyMom replied on April 24th, 2012 at 6:56 am

      I’m not sure what you mean by cook off…….there’s no cooking involved in the frosting, just mix the ingredients

      • Lauren replied on November 27th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        Is it ok to add flour though since you aren’t cooking it? I thought raw flour was bad to eat

  15. Yelysaveta posted on April 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm (#

    Made these for desert with my 10 year old, must say it was rough getting through the recipe without hurting ourselves eating first the mini chocolate chips, cookie dough batter and the icing. My word this stuff is freaking fantastic. Thank you so much for the recipe. I pinned my picture and mentioned Tidy Mom as my recipe source. Thanks again.

  16. Jean Altadel posted on May 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm (#

    Thanks for the recipe! I blog about making them for my friend’s baby shower, check it out!

  17. Lex posted on May 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm (#

    Is the filling liquidy enough to be piped into the cupcake? Or is it more solid like real cookie dough?

  18. HeatherChristo posted on May 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm (#

    I can’t even believe that you have a 23 year old! These look wonderful- my kids (and husband) will go nuts for them!

  19. Shanon Tessier posted on September 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm (#

    LOVE this cookie dough frosting!!! I thought it was going to be too sweet but it was perfect and really tasted like cookie dough!

  20. Surina posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm (#

    OMG i made these cupcakes and everyone loved them. The only problem was they were a little dry so i wanted to replace the butter for oil i don’t know would that change anything else about the cupcakes like the chewy cookie like top? And how much oil would be needed to replace the three sticks of butter?

  21. Bakin Gal posted on October 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm (#

    Oh my gosh, these were way way way too sweet with the filling. Take out the filling, and they work great.

  22. Winter Benson posted on January 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm (#

    I have to say, thank you, the recipe for this frosting is by far, the best frosting I’ve ever made/tasted. Thank you again!

  23. Beth Johnson posted on June 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm (#

    These are absolutely some of the BEST cupcakes I have ever eaten!! The batter was as light as air. I have never seen batter that light & fluffy. If you love chocolate chip cookies, then you will love these cupcakes. This is as close to a real cookie as you could possibly get. The best part of this recipe? It is easy enough that my 12 old made them by himself!!

  24. andrea@pencils and posted on June 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm (#

    Holy butter!!

  25. Princess Cupcake posted on June 15, 2013 at 12:00 am (#

    WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS CUPCAKE RECIPE? (runs to the kitchen to take a load of butter out of the refrigerator)

  26. Kathleen posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm (#

    I am looking to make these but am curious about the cookie dough filling. I am bringing them to a soccer game so they will be out for about 2 hours, will the filling get mushy? I just want to make sure they don’t melt! Thank you!

  27. Adabellqa posted on January 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm (#

    Hello, great website! I would like to ask about stick of butter. How much is it in grams?

    • TidyMom replied on January 23rd, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      1 stick of butter is 1/2 cup

  28. Johanna posted on April 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm (#

    I made this recipe and the cupcakes and the middles where great HOWEVER, this frosting was absolutely bad. The granulated sugar is all you can taste and does not blend in…I tried everything to get it too but it just doesn’t I had to throw it away and make a different recipes. So disapointing


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