Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

These cupcakes are great for any cookie dough lover.  I made my ususal butter cream frosting and shaved chocolate into it, to make a chocolate chip icing on top to finish it off.

I baked these cupcakes in silicone cupcake liners.  They work really well and look great too!

Cookie Dough
1 ½ cups flour
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips  

White Cake
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs
4 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
3 ½ tsp baking powder
1 cup milk

For cookie dough:
Mix the flour, baking soda, and sea salt and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth.
Add the egg and the vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
Mix the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until it is all incorporated.
Fold in the chocolate chips just enough to evenly combine.
Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto a baking sheet or plate and freeze until solid (about 2 hours).

For cake & adding cookie dough:
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in the milk until batter is smooth.
Pour or spoon batter into the prepared cupcakes liners, filling each 2/3 full.
Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion of the cupcake (not the cookie dough ball) comes clean, about 20 minutes.
Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Once wool, mix chocolate shavings into butter cream frosting and spread on to cupcakes.  Top with chocolate shavings and enjoy!

Ready to go in the oven

The finished product.
Buttercream icing with chocolate shavings mixed in.
Topped with chocolate shavings.

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