This cupcake actually has chocolate chip cookie dough in it! It would be easier to just buy chocolate cookie dough ice cream to serve with cupcakes, but that just would not be as awesome! lol
You can decorate these cupcakes any way you like, but I love the pictured version. It just seems so appropriate to have some chocolate cookies coming out of Cookie Monster’s mouth! If these are for kids, be sure they are not too young because of the raw egg that remains in these even after baking. Also if you use marshmallow for the eyes they can be a choking hazard. You might want to remove them for younger children and/or give them another treat in trade.
You make a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough (any recipe) and form the dough into small balls that you freeze. Use miniature chocolate chips for the balls to form better. Then make a yellow cake mix (or other flavor) according to directions & put a frozen cookie dough ball atop each unbaked cupcake, making sure to not fill the cupcakes as full as usual. You can use prepared chocolate chip cookie dough for this, but you MUST freeze the cookie balls to make this work right no matter what chocolate chip cookie dough you use.
Be sure to freeze the cookie dough the day before or even longer to be sure the dough is really frozen. The idea is to get uncooked cookie dough in the middle of the cupcake. If the cookie dough isn’t frozen enough it will bake along with the cake & just make the whole thing get really dry. If you don’t like to eat raw cookie dough this is not the recipe for you.
The recipe contains a warning that there will be raw egg in the finished product. Pregnant women, young children, and the elderly are not supposed to eat these. Again, you might want to have some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream to have with regular cupcakes. Probably the cupcakes should be kept in the refrigerator because of the raw eggs.
From the reviews:
“It’s . . . imperative you don’t overbake . . . I actually usually only bake about 16-18 min. I CAN’T STRESS ENOUGH, DO NOT OVER BAKE! It will seem like it’s too early to take them out, but it’s not. Check the outer ridge of the cupcake (otherwise you’re getting the dough on your toothpick which should stay *wet*) . . . When I try a new chocolate chip cookie dough recipe (or even bake old favs), I always double it and freeze some cookie dough balls for future batches of these!”
“I used a chocolate cake batter, a vanilla buttercream, and garnished with a mini chocolate chip cookie. Too cute. And the inside? A delightful, gooey, chocolate chip cookie dough surprise”
“I dunked my cupcakes in chocolate ganache (1 cup choc chips & 1/2 cup heavy cream in a double boiler)…as if there wasn’t enough choc in this recipe. Chocolate chip cookies in a cupcake covered with MORE chocolate- who could ask for anything more in a dessert?”
Click title for link at AllRecipes where it is the most popular cupcake recipe. Once you have the cookie dough balls frozen it comes together pretty quickly.