Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cookie dough has always been one of my favourites, with my mum telling me not eat it raw because of the eggs. Now, i can eat it to my hearts desires as the cookie dough in the cupcake is egg-less! The obsession with cookie dough continues with cupcakes.  I’m sure my fellow cookie-dough lovers can relate.

This recipe is for 12 cupcakes.  If you want 24, just go ahead and double everything.  I first started with a vanilla cupcake recipe, that has a super surprise in it, topped with cookie dough icing!



For the Sponge:

  • 120g Plain Flour
  • 140g Caster Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 40g Unsalted butter
  • 120ml Whole Milk
  • 1 Duck Egg
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Paste

For the cookie dough frosting:

  • 112g  Unsalted Butter, at room temp
  • 175g Icing Sugar
  • 15g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 15g Plain Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • 1tsp Vanilla Paste

For the Cookie Dough:

  • 56g Unsalted Butter, at room temp
  • 2 Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • 105g Plain Flour
  • 50g Chocolate Chips

For Decoration:

  • 12 Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, such as Maryland
  • 20 Chocolate drops



  1. Start off by making the vanilla cupcake.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170C
  3. Put the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter in a electrical mixer and beat on slow until it looks like fine crumbs.
  4. Gradually pour in the milk with the mixer on.
  5. Add the egg and the vanilla paste.
  6. Slowly add the flour to the batter. Until it is just combined. Don’t over mix!
  7. Spoon the batter into the prepared cupcake tin, and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  8. While the cakes are cooling start the cookie dough surprise.
  9. To make the cookie dough, cream together the butter and sugar.
  10. Add the vanilla, flour, milk and salt and mix together until it starts coming to together.
  11. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and stir in with your hands.
  12. Once the cakes are cooled, push a large circle nozzle tip into the middle of the cake and remove. Stuff a bit of cookie dough into the cake and put the cake back on top.
  13. Once you have done all the cookies start making the frosting.
  14. Cream together the butter and the icing sugar until combined.
  15. Add the brown sugar, flour, vanilla and the milk. Mix until this is fully combined.
  16. Add the icing into a piping bag with a large star tip, and swirl the icing onto the cakes.
  17. Sprinkle on the chocolate drops and decorate with a cookie.
  18. Enjoy!!!

-Charlotte & Deborah x

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