This cupcake is so decadent that it should be illegal. Seriously these treats are incredible and we guarantee you won’t find one person who’ll say, “No thanks, I don’t like them.” We promise. The best part about this recipe is the fact that you can choose to get as involved as you want. You can either make everything yourself from scratch, or you can buy cookie dough, cupcake mix, frosting, and so on and they’ll still be wonderful! Below you’ll find the recipe to make these lovely desserts. Enjoy!



For the Cookie Dough:

  1. 2 sticks softened butter
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 4 tbsp milk
  5. 1 tbsp vanilla
  6. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  7. 1/4 tsp. salt
  8. 1 cup mini chocolate chips

For the Cupcakes:

  1. 3 sticks softened butter
  2. 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  3. 4 large eggs
  4. 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  5. 1 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1/4 tsp. salt
  8. 1 cup milk
  9. 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  1. 3 sticks softened butter
  2. 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  3. 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp. salt
  5. 2 tbsp. milk
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract


To Make the Cookie Dough:

  1. Combine the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (takes about 2 mins).
  2. Beat in milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Beat in the flour and salt until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, shape the dough into balls or tubes. Freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet overnight.

To Make the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total).
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and brown sugar. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy (takes about 3 minutes).
  3. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir together to blend.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl on low speed, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, mixing each addition just until incorporated. Blend in the vanilla.
  6. Using a 3 tbsp scoop, fill the prepared cupcake liners 2/3 full with the cupcake batter. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
  7. Bake at 350 for 16-18 mins.


To make the Frosting:

  1. Combine the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in the salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
  3. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips!

Original recipe and pictures courtesy of Kevin & Amanda.

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