Sweet Tooth Friday Guest Post: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on August 11, 2011

I’m am crazy about cupcakes. There’s this little cupcake shop in town that, if I wasn’t careful, I’d spend just about every day in. They have the most delectable cupcakes, and the best flavors. Thank goodness for today’s Sweet Tooth Friday guest blogger, who’s showing us how to make one of my favorite types of cupcakes. 

I am truly thrilled to be a guest blogger at Alli ‘n Son! I hope Allison is enjoying her sweet baby boy and settling into a routine with her newly expanded family. Let me introduce myself…My name is Brandy and I LOVE to bake. I am currently a stay-at-home mom to two kiddos that light up my world. I also have a small baking business, so I stay very busy. A little less than a year ago, I started a blog to chronicle my adventures in baking and help keep my ever-growing repertoire of recipes organized. Blogging has turned out to be so much fun! I enjoy sharing recipes, connecting with readers and meeting inspiring bloggers-like Allison. Stop by and visit me sometime!

Shall we get to the good stuff, then? I have one of my favorite cupcake recipes to share with you today.

I give you…

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes!

Can’t decide between a chocolate cupcake and a chocolate chip cookie? I don’t know about you, but I find myself in this predicament quite frequently. This little cupcake is the solution–have both! It’s a very tasty chocolate cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream, mini-chocolate chips and an itty-bitty chocolate chip cookie. That’s not all though! There’s a delicious bit of chocolate chip cookie dough baked in the center of the cupcake.

You know you want one…or two!

I really appreciate the opportunity to guest blog.  Thank you, Allison!

Now friends, go forth and make cupcakes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Cookies and cupcakes finally meet in one delicious dessert.


    Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 small tube of prepared cookie dough
  • Frosting
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 24 mini chocolate chip cookies, for decoration (I used Chips Ahoy)
  • Mini-chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles, for decoration


    Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 cupcake/muffin pans with paper liners (24). In a small bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder and salt. Stir with a whisk or fork to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Alternately whisk in flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; whisk until smooth.
  3. Scoop batter into prepared pans. Place about 1 tsp of cookie dough into the center of each cupcake and press down lightly, making sure to cover dough with batter. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until tops of cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in pan on rack for 5-8 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.
  4. Frosting
  5. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar, and continue creaming until well blended. Add salt, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add an additional 1 to 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or milk until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  6. Frost the cupcakes and decorate with mini-chocolate chip cookies and mini-chocolate chips and/or sprinkles.


Cupcake inspiration and frosting recipe (slightly adapted): My Baking Addiction


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1 BrandyK August 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Thanks again! I really appreciate the guest posting opportunity. :) I hope everyone enjoys the cupcakes!

2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

You are so welcome Brandy. Thanks for helping me out!

3 Angie August 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

@Brandy: I tried your Malted Espresso Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream…They were awesome!!! Thanks!

4 BrandyK August 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Angie-Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! :)

5 Kim McCallie August 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Brandy – great recipes! Your cupcakes look delicious like everything else you make! Visit Brandy’s blog. She’s one of the best!

6 BrandyK August 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Thank you, Kim! You are so sweet!

7 Ambreen August 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

Wow, what an awesome idea! That looks amazing! I would like one, please 😉

8 Katie from Katie's Cucina August 12, 2011 at 7:06 am

This looks wonderful! I make a similar cupcake but with a cookie dough batter! Thank you for hosting your party!

9 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I’ve been looking for an excuse to make cupcakes with cookie dough. How did they turn out? What recipe did you use?

10 Christina @ Mrs Foxs Sweets August 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

These cupcakes from Brandy look super good! I pinned them, definately on my list of things to try! Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

11 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Awesome! Thanks for pinning them.

12 Miz Helen August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

Hi Alli,
I am sharing my Apricot Pie today. I hope you will be having a great week end and thanks for hosting!
Miz Helen

13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Ohhh, Apricot Pie sounds wonderful. Off to check it out.

14 Kitchen Belleicious August 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Oh la la! My favorite two things combined in one dessert! Loving it and could they look any cuter! Just sayin:)

15 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

They are super cute, aren’t they? Almost too cute to eat. Almost. 😉

16 carolinaheartstrings August 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I am a cupcakalohlic. Love them above all else. This recipe looks fantastic.

17 teri@thefreshmancook August 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I linked my summer days cupcakes today. Your chocolate chip cookie cupcakes look incredible. Thanks for hosting!

18 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Summer days cupcakes? I’m intrigued. Off to check them out.

19 Ambreen August 14, 2011 at 2:18 am

Hi Alli! Thanks for hosting. Linked my Iced Sugar Cookies :)

20 Kathryn August 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Yummy! Please link these fabulous cupcakes up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Thanks!


21 Kristine @ SugarBeams August 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

LOVE the tasty cookie dough filling!! I was always told as a kid the raw cookie dough would give me worms, I suspect this was to keep my sticky paws out of the bowl, but since this gets cooked in-no worries!

22 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Worms? I’ve never heard that one. Hilarious!

23 Trisha August 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

here from It’s a Blog party link up…wow, those cupcakes look so fun and so cute…pinned for future use.

24 Allison @ Alli 'n Son August 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Thanks for pinning them, and for stopping by!

25 denise August 17, 2011 at 5:53 am

These look delish and are soooo cute!

Stop by and link up at What’s Cooking Wednesday!

26 Pati @ A Crafty Escape August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm

These look AMAZING!!!

27 Miz Helen August 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

Thank you so much for sharing with FULL PLATE THURSDAY. Hope you have a great week end!
Miz Helen

28 ButterYum September 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Wow… just wanted to tell you how fabulous your photos are (… no big shock since they always are). Fabulous!


29 Rachel September 18, 2011 at 4:04 am

Yummy! I saw these on Cupcakes Take the Cake and they just look delicious! I will definitely need to try and make them soon!

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