This baked good is the perfect combo when you’re feeling indecisive and have a massive sweet tooth. Why would anyone eat just one dessert when you can have three at once in a single bite? These cupcake have the fudgy density of a brownie mingled with the light fluffiness of your run of the mill chocolate cupcake for a next level creation verging on perfection. A ball of chocolate chip cookie dough placed inside and a topping of chocolate chip cookie infused frosting makes this confectionary the epitome of baked goodness.

Chocolate Chip Cookie-Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Prep Time:1 hour
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour 20 minutes
  • Servings:12 cupcakes
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Step 1

Mix up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough by combining 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson

Step 2

Roll the dough into 12 small balls, put them on a plate, and stick them in the freezer while you prepare the cupcakes.

I adjusted the recipe to a smaller portion but there will probably still be extra dough. It’s eggless so feel free to indulge.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 325ºF and prepare your muffin tin with baking cups.

Step 4

Melt 2/3 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of butter together at 30 second intervals in the microwave.

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Photo by Julia Benson

Step 5

Let cool a few minutes and then add in 1 1/4 cups sugar, then 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 eggs, 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson

Step 6

Pour this batter into the muffin tins.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson

Step 7

Insert a cookie dough ball into the center of each.

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Photo by Julia Benson

Step 8

Bake about 20 minutes.

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Photo by Julia Benson

Step 9

While the cupcakes cool, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 3/4 cup powder sugar with an electric mixer.

Step 10

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons milk and beat until fluffy.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson

Step 11

Mix in chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson

Step 12

Generously frost each cupcake.

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Photo by Julia Benson

Step 13

Indulge in this heavenly dessert medley.

Photo by Julia Benson
Photo by Julia Benson