These cupcakes are a spin off of the popular cookies and cream cupcakes, which I am still having dreams about.

Dreams so vivid, that I can taste them in my sleep.

Or . . . maybe that is just the cookies I was eating in bed.

Kidding! (Sort of.)

These cupcakes are dreamy, too.

I used the good ole’ recipe for my vanilla bean cupcakes, and simply added some chocolate chips.

They came out super moist and tasty.

It’s like a cookie in cupcake form.

I would be lying if I said these stuck around for a few days. Heck, they barely stuck around for a few minutes! And this time, we didn’t share. We hoarded the cupcakes.

That ooey, gooey frosting down there? It tastes just like cookie dough. And you may as well just slather it on the cupcake, because there is no way the chocolate chunks are fitting through a pastry bag.

That’s fine by me. I’ll suck it up for the chocolate chunks.


Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

makes 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until fluffy. Add vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and mix if you’d like them in smaller pieces.

Pour into cupcake tins and bake for 20-25 mins at 350. Let cool, then frost.


Cookie Dough Frosting

2 sticks butter, softened

1 1/2 – 2 lbs powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix butter and powdered sugar together, adding sugar gradually to the mix. Add vanilla. Mix in milk, adding more if needed. Continue to add milk and sugar until it reaches the desired consistency. Mix in chocolate chips.

I refuse to let Mr. How Sweet eat any cupcakes for fear of the frosting getting stuck in the moustache.

Yep, the ‘stache is still going strong. As this point, I am just thoroughly disgusted. He is already 10 years older than me, and now he looks 20 years older than me.

 If he is going to look that much older, he should at least pretend to be a sugar daddy and buy me some expensive shoes. Or a new car. And stuff for my friends. What do you want? I’ll start taking order now.

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109 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.”

  1. #
    Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES — March 5, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Im still dreaming about the first recipe. Neeeed to make it soon. Except you’ve just bestowed two TDF recipes upon me–so you’ll have to clarify… which is better?


    • Jessica — March 5th, 2010 @ 7:21 am

      I can’t choose!


  2. #
    Ashley — March 5, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    Wow, you have will power!! Although frosting in the stash is pretty sick, crack me up girl!


  3. #
    Andrea @ — March 5, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    So so good! I love cupcakes. I prefer them to a whole cake, probably because I feel like I get more frosting to cake ratio. Delicious recipe! Thanks!
    I’m loving the ‘stache saga


  4. #
    Ally @ Sweet & Savory — March 5, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    Tell him, I’ll take a new vacuum….I know lame request, but I really need one!


  5. #
    Stephanie — March 5, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    K first of all my eyes just bugged out when i saw the title of this post in my reader, holy crap… can i move in & eat all these delicious treats? please? sounds like your about to rid yourself from ‘stache-man for a hot second anyways until he reforms his shaving ways, just sayin’ ;)

    stay strong sista!!!


  6. #
    Erin of Brownie Bites — March 5, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    How ’bout I just mix up a huge bowl of the frosting and eat the entire thing in one sitting? The cupcakes are merely a vehicle, you know.

    How long till lunch?!


    • calories in blueberries — June 3rd, 2011 @ 4:59 am

      Hey thanks a lot for that post! I really like your website, could you tell me where you got your template design? Are you using wordpress? Would be cool if you could contact me!


  7. #
    Liz — March 5, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Oh my those look delish! I am going to have to make a batch this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!!

    Loving This Mom Stuff


  8. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — March 5, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    oh, i’ll take some new jeans and a new car :) oh, and a stack of those cupcakes please :)


  9. #
    Abby — March 5, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    How about he send us on a trip to Italy? He doesn’t have to come. Maybe he would enjoy the time alone with no one bothering him about his ‘stache? It’s a win-win situation.


  10. #
    Mellissa — March 5, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    I would like a new vacuum too- the Dyson please :)


  11. #
    Bethany — March 5, 2010 @ 8:58 am

    Cookie dough frosting! brilliant! I wouldn’t have thought that sweetened condensed milk would do the trick to make it taste like dough — this I have to try!


  12. #
    Kelly — March 5, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    ok whenever we get around to finally having our dinner date, you’re bringing these :)


  13. #
    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly — March 5, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    Another hit…not surprising!! Have a happy Friday Jess!


  14. #
    Amanda — March 5, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I am SOOOO stealing this recipe. Are you seriously?? WOW. Just wow. Amazing!!


  15. #
    Lara (Thinspired) — March 5, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    Cookie in a cupcake form?! I don’t think I can picture a baked good more heavenly. I MUST try these. I am obsessed with all things cookie dough lately!


  16. #
    Jil — March 5, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    UM amazing!!! Happy Friday!


  17. #
    Christie @ Honoring Health — March 5, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    These looks delish!


  18. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — March 5, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    If my husband grew a mustache I would feel like I was kissing someone’s dad… gross! Hopefully he’ll shave it off soon ;)


  19. #
    kay (eating machine) — March 5, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    mmmm that looks tasty. cupcakes + cookie dough = my favorite things


  20. #
    Madeline - Greens and Jeans — March 5, 2010 @ 10:05 am

    It’s definitely a cupcake kind of day! That cookie dough frosting is definitely a must try


  21. #
    Teri [a foodie stays fit] — March 5, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    my list of recipes I want to make has been growing exponentially since I started following your blog!!


  22. #
    Jolene ( — March 5, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    If I lived in your house, I would be 10,000 pounds. But would I ever be happy :-)


  23. #
    Angela @ A Healthy Fit — March 5, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    I have just drooled all over my keyboard.


  24. #
    Mr. How Sweet It Is — March 5, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    darling wifey,

    not only is mr. how sweet not shaving off the mustache, he is going to trim it up very nice so that a picture can be posted for your reader’s delight. he is also going to talk about himself in the 3rd person. but he digresses. i think i know what has been missing from those blog and that thing is a killer ‘stache. my ginger/blonde/platinum 1980’s stock car driver ‘stache is where it’s at.

    remember, it’s not the man that makes the mustache, it’s the mustache that makes the man.

    i think my coworkers are actually looking to my mustache for guidance. if i worked with someone with a tight ‘stache like this, i’d certainly feel as though there was a stabilizing force in the office.


  25. #
    Katie — March 5, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    I usually prefer a slice of cake…but you’ve got me with these cupcakes. Maybe it’s the frosting, I don’t know. Either way – tell Mr. Mustache that he can start his sugar daddy status off right by buying me a plane ticket to your house for dinner sometime. I’m inviting myself, I guess. ;-)


  26. #
    Jenn ( — March 5, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    I love cookie dough! These look SO delicious. *drool*



  27. #
    Jenn@slim-shoppin — March 5, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    Those look fantastic!

    I love the frosting part too, my kids would love that!! I think I will make those for my son’s b-day party in a few weeks. I think a bunch of his 14 year old friends would like it….I’d better make a double batch!


  28. #
    Jessica — March 5, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    You know, Mr. How Sweet His Mustache IS NOT might have completely refused to shave his stache in the comment above but he did not refuse the idea of being your sugar daddy… sooo…in that case… I think a few trips, new cars, expensive shoes, jewelry, and whatever we can conjure up is in order! :D Bring it on moostache man! hahaha!

    Not to mention a batch of those delishious looking pieces of heaven in cupcake form above. :) *mMmMmMm….cookie dough!*


  29. #
    Kacy — March 5, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    Haha, frosting ‘stache has to be the grossest visual ever. Except for maybe cereal milk dripping off of it. Ick!


  30. #
    Therese — March 5, 2010 @ 1:02 pm

    I’ll skip the cupcake and just eat the frosting. On second though give me both :)

    Hunny I feel your pain with the stache. At least his isn’t of the handle-bar variety…


  31. #
    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete — March 5, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Your husband is hilarious! I don’t think it makes anyone look credible in the office, only outdated–severely. Here’s a tip: Don’t smell it after he has drank milk. The milk holds on to the hairs, and starts to stink. Gross!

    I’m telling you, the only way to squash this situation is to withhold. It is the only thing that we can hold over their heads! Battle on!

    P.S. Those things look amazing!


  32. #
    Annie — March 5, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Oh! I would like a mixer so that I can cream butter and sugar and get to bake!


  33. #
    peony — March 5, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    making these rightttt now!

    xxx peony


  34. #
    Sarah.j.s. — March 5, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    You made…more sweets?? How dare you! I want some. *sulks* :D


  35. #
    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaires — March 5, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    There you go again!! I am NEVER showing Mr. Ketchup Diaries your website for fear he would leave me on a plane to Pittsburgh :wink:

    When I get married some day, can I hire you to bake cupcakes instead of the traditional cake?!?


    • Jessica — March 5th, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

      Of course! ;)


  36. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — March 5, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    I love the idea of chocolate chip cupcakes. Wishing I had one right now, but it’s probably best that I don’t. Not sure I could eat just one!


  37. #
    Kalli@fitandfortysomething — March 5, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    Those look so good!
    The other night I dreamt that I was in an ice cream store trying to decide what kind of ice cream I should order….Very funny!


  38. #
    Simply Life — March 5, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    wow! this is like combining the best of everything!


  39. #
    Pure2Raw Twins — March 5, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    Amazing! We love anything with chocolate chips in it ;) Yummy!!!!


  40. #
    megan — March 5, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    i’m making these. it’s official. I just need a reason to give them away so that I don’t eat all of them in one sitting. yum yum yum. I might try mini chocolate chips though…i’m obsessed with them :)


  41. #
    Joe @ Eden Kitchen — March 5, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

    I would like a 100mm Macro lens for my camera :). I rented one last week just to try it out and fell in love!


  42. #
    Blond Duck — March 5, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    Quesdillas and chocolate chip cupcakes? I love you.

    Any tips on a new running shoe? I’ve got to get new ones and have no clue which brand is best…all the past shoes I’ve had have failed me in some way…nike and underarmour…


    • Jessica — March 5th, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

      I’m not a big runner, but I have heard that NIke/Under Armor shoes are pretty much crap for running. My hubby who runs marathons feels that way. We really like Brooks! Asics also have a pretty good reputation.

      Is there a store that will fit you and test you on a treadmill? We have a few around here and they are super helpful.


  43. #
    Melissa — March 5, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    Wow, you always make the most amazing things. But I think this one is the BEST by far. Cupcakes are awesome. :)


  44. #
    Morgan — March 5, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    Wow those cupcakes look so good! Do you eat all these treats you make?


  45. #
    Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — March 5, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    What a GREAT idea! I also think the cookies and cream cupcakes look divine as well!


  46. #
    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — March 5, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    Oh your desserts do it for me everytime….you need a bakery asap. and i’ll come to where you live so I can buy stuff…repeatedly.


  47. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 5, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    Oh Jessica, you rocked this one!
    I love:They came out super moist and tasty.

    It’s like a cookie in cupcake form.”

    Oh yeah baby!

    So if you say the frosting tastes like cookie dough, would you say it’s the butter and sugar that make it? Just trying to think dairyfree what i can do or what that special thing is to make it vegan.

    Thanks for the sweet commetn you left on mama pea’s site for me. ROCK your kale and nooch!!


  48. #
    Katrina — March 6, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    I’m throwing all self control out the window to bake these!


  49. #
    homecookedem — March 6, 2010 @ 6:39 am

    You had me at cookie dough. I’ve never heard of cookie dough frosting, but here’s my idea. For my birthday I think I want your chocolate chip cookie pie with chocolate chip cookie dough icing on top. How amazing would that be?!!!!! :)


  50. #
    Melinda — March 6, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    Yummy looking cupcakes. I love the cookie dough icing idea.



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