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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

by Courtney on August 3, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes



For the Cupcakes:

  • I box yellow cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 eggs (or egg 3/4 cup egg substitute)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For the Cookie Dough Filling:

(original recipe for filling can be found here)

  • 4 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 7 oz. fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tbsp milk


To make the cupcakes, prepare as directed on the cake mix box. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-22 minutes (or whatever the box mix tells you) until lightly golden. Allow to cool completely.

To make the cookie dough filling, combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the flour, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla until combined and smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate until the mixture is firm, about an hour.

To fill the cupcakes, cut a cone-shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake. Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.

To make the frosting, cream together butter and sugar.  Add vanilla and 1 tbsp. milk.  Continue to add milk until your desired consistency is achieved. (I ended up using almost 3 tbsp).

Frost the filled cupcakes, and decorate with mini chocolate chips and mini cookie dough balls (I used whatever was left over and I still had a lot left) for decoration. ENJOY! :-P




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1 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices August 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

I WILL be using some of your cupcake recipes, including this one, for Craig’s birthday party! :D Can’t wait to try all of these! They all look absolutely AWESOME!


2 Courtney August 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Thanks, Holly! :-D


3 Chicago Cuisine Critique August 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm



4 Lauren August 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I was JUST on here looking for the recipe today and noticed you didn’t have it posted yet. These look so delicious! I’m a cookie dough addict! Love the blog, it’s super fun!


5 Courtney August 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Haha, perfect timing!
Thanks Lauren! :)


6 Lizzy @ LBBakes August 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Those look delicious! I think they were my favorite from your triple cupcake fest over the weekend. :)


7 Lauren (Healthy Delicious) August 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

holy cow these look good!! I’ll be trying the cookie dough recipe soon, for sure!


8 Liz @ Blog is the New Black August 3, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I made these cupcakes, too! I didn’t do the cupcake balls, though. They were AMAZING and everyone is requesting that I make them again. :)


9 Lindsay August 4, 2010 at 12:03 am

Wow! Wow! Wow! I dont think I could say anything else. These look absolutely amazing and I am going to have to make these for an event in the future!! :)


10 Jessica @ How Sweet August 4, 2010 at 8:36 am

I want 3 of these for breakfast! They look amazing!


11 Laura J. August 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm Those look amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe!


12 Beverly September 24, 2010 at 7:46 am

Wow! These look amazingly delicious and like something I should definitely NOT make cuz I’d be eating an entire kitchen full! LOL

I suppose I’ll have to keep your blog readily available though for those “special” times when I allow myself to misbehave a bit and enjoy a splurge…. AND have some place to take the rest so I’m not tempted!

Found you from your CnC guest blog post & glad I did!


13 McKenzie T February 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

I made these cupcakes this weekend and they are amazing! I look forward to trying out so many more of your recipes because I have a feeling they are all winners. I look forward to all your posts!!


14 Courtney February 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thanks McKenzie! I’m so glad you liked them :-D


15 Kayla June 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I was wondering what i could use instead of applesauce and fat-gree sweetened condensed milk??ASAP!!


16 Courtney June 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Oil instead of applesauce, but I don’t have any substitutes for the sweetened condensed milk. Sorry!


17 Kayla June 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Wat about just plain milk


18 Courtney June 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I doubt it – the consistency would be way too different. :(


19 Kayla June 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Thanks for the advice!


20 Aqiyl Aniys April 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Beautiful looking cupcakes, I love the mini chocolate chip and mini cookie dough ball topping.


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