I made these cookie dough cupcakes for a coworker’s birthday. I Pin/bookmark recipes and then just wait for the proper excuse to make something decadent, and it’s usually my coworkers who prosper. And me, of course, because I get to lick the spoon (and bowls, and forks…) when I’m all done baking.
Eating cookie dough is one of my favourite things about baking from scratch. I’ve always been aware that eating raw eggs is not the best thing to do, but when they’re in raw cookie dough, I don’t care. Finding this recipe with an icing and a filling that claim to taste like the real thing sounded too good to be true.
I found this set of recipes on Pinterest via Dine & Dish. She used a vanilla cupcake recipe from Restless Chipotle, and a cookie dough icing and filling recipe from Tidy Mom. The combination sounded perfect, so I did the same thing!
I didn’t have vanilla sugar or a vanilla bean, so I used vanilla extract and also some pure vanilla powder I have to get the double-vanilla-whammy.
I debated about the filling because I thought it would take up too much time, but with a sharp little paring knife, you can cut cones out of the top of cupcakes quite quickly – in less than one episode of Red Dwarf!
The recipes are for 24 cupcakes, and I needed 36, so I multiplied everything by 1.5. I had so much cookie dough filling leftover. Not that it went to waste, mind you, but we probably shouldn’t have eaten it by the spoonful. I could have just done the regular cookie dough cupcake filling recipe and been fine.
I found the best way to fill the cupcakes was to roll a little ball of filling and then press that into the hole I had cut out of the top of the cupcake.
I used the same big icing tip I used for my meringues last week to pipe the icing. Sidenote – this icing recipe has flour in it to get that cookie dough taste. Remember to put a sticky or a sign on the container at work, because gluten-free eaters are certain they can have the icing. A GF actor came up to me and told me they looked so good he ate the icing off of one of them…. oops.
Safeway had the tiny chocolate chips, I was very impressed with that.
The cupcake carrier got a good workout that week. I brought it to work full of these, another coworker brought it home when it was empty and returned it a few days later full of strawberry & cream cupcakes for yet another work birthday!