Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes? This seriously is real life. I am not kidding. These are not only ridiculously delicious, but they are generally easy to make! 

The other day, the kids and I decided we wanted to try something new. It was a boring day, the weather was crappy and we were craving something sweet. I mean, we usually always crave something sweet. We love baking together and we love to eat our baking together, even more. So we set off to the kitchen to create another fusion of yummy. We have created some interesting “mash ups” before, like Chocolate Chip Cookie Tarts filled with Fudge or Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cookie cups and they turned out so well! So, we decided… let’s create another treat Monster…  A Franken-dessert if you will. YUM. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

I love cookies and cupcakes and find it hard sometimes to choose between the two. Now I don’t have to and neither do you!  These darn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes are the absolute best cupcakes I have ever had in my entire life. Maybe. I mean, they were so delicious I am lucky I can still walk… I am so full from stuffing my face. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

These are mouthwatering and chocolatey! So delicious. Know what? The kids love them more than anything too! In fact, they keep asking to make some… almost every day. If you want something great to do over March Break then you should absolutely try making these with the kids.

These are harder to resist than they are to make, so you better be willing to pig out on some delicious cupcakes.

Cookies, cupcakes, icing. YES! Don’t forget to PIN this for later. You will want to make this all the time! Happy Baking!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
A delicious, light, moist and yummy cupcake topped with creamy icing and delicious cookie crumble.
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For the Cupcakes
  1. 1½ cups flour
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. ½ cup butter, softened
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. ½ cup mini chocolate chips
For the Frosting
  1. 1½ cups butter , softened
  2. 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
  3. 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  4. ½ cup milk
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Optional Cookie Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Mix in butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Fill your muffin liners almost to the top to achieve a domed cupcake. Bake until inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 18 minutes.
  5. Cool completely before frosting.
For The Frosting
  1. Sift the cocoa to remove lumps.
  2. Cream together butter and cocoa powder.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and 1 cup of icing sugar at a time, mixing between each addition.
  4. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added - adjusting for your texture preferences. (If frosting appears too dry or stiff, add more milk.If it appears to wet and soft, add more sugar.)
  5. Apply frosting with an offset spatula.
Optional Cookie Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and portion out with a tablespoon onto lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, until cookies are set and edges are browned.
  6. Crumble up cookies and place in a small bowl. Dip the cupcake into the crumbs on an angle to garnish.
Notes
  1. *You can use store bought cookies in place of home made.
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