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Monday, December 5, 2011

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Once again it has been way too long since a recipe post! Work has been super busy with holiday events, but there are only a few more events to get through before my Christmas vacation can begin! One of the pluses of working for a college is we get about 2 weeks off for Christmas, and after the chaotic past few weeks it will definitely be a well-deserved break.

My little brother's birthday was back on November 4th and I really wanted to bake him something special to send him at college. I didn't want to just do a cookie, and I remember a while back reading about a cookie dough filled cupcake on another blog. The thought of eating something that tasted like raw cookie dough was incredibly tempting. If there is one food safety rule I completely disregard over and over without any concern, its eating raw cookie dough. As a hypochondriac and having an intense fear of food poisoning, I seem to let my guard down when it comes to cookie dough, cake batter, and brownie batter. What I like about these cupcakes is you can safely eat this since the mixture is made without any raw eggs!

-I used my mini-muffin tin and I used boxed cake mix, bake as directed. (yes I cheated, if you're in a baking mood just whip up your favorite vanilla cupcake recipe)

Cookie Dough Filling
-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
-6 tablespoons  light brown sugar, packed
-1 cup plus 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
-7 oz sweetened condensed milk
-½ teaspoon. vanilla extract
-¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until smooth.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the mixture has firmed up a bit, about an hour. **(Whoops, I completely missed this step when making mine)**

To assemble cupcakes, carve out a small hole in the center of each cupcake, fill with a spoonful of the cookie dough mixture. To top, use your favorite vanilla frosting recipe. Because I was shipping these, I chose to top them with drizzled melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.


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