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. #
    Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition — March 6, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    Those cupcakes look delicious!! I want some : )


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    nikki — March 6, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    I’m sure you’re cooking is amazingly good, but if you really want that ‘stache gone I think we all know what must be withheld….enough said


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    The Chocolate Priestess — March 6, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    Very nice! They look beautiful and I’m betting they didn’t last too long after you made them.


  4. #
    Elie's Papel — March 6, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    absolutely delicious! have a nice weekend!


  5. #
    Lele — March 6, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    I read “cookie dough frosting” and my head basically exploded. Cannot wait to make!


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    Fit Chick in the City — March 6, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    I want him to send you to NYC for the week so you can bake me treats and talk shop.


  7. #
    Jessica @ The Process of Healing — March 6, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    I think I just died and went to cupcake heaven.


  8. #
    katie — March 6, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    DELISH jess! once again! amazing!


  9. #
    Gliding Calm — March 7, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    cupcakes are so dang magical!


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    Biz — March 7, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    Ha! My husband is 8 years older than me and grew out a goutee (sp??!!) and when it came in all grey (his hair is still jet black!) it didn’t last very long!

    Um, those cupcakes? Definitely insulin worthy!


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    Comfy Cook — March 7, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    How yummy these look. You have some great recipes.

    Cookware giveaway at


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    Erica — March 7, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    hahahhahahah the comments at the end of this post about the “stache” are priceless. I agree….so nice shoes or a bag are a necessity at this point. And these cupcakes? Please open a bakery! You would be the hit of the town. I’ve missed your “sweet” posts! And now I’m hungry. Hope to have a post up later tonight


  13. #
    Danielle — March 7, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

    This post is evil ;) I’m drooling.


  14. #
    sophia — March 7, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    Jessica, you crack me up sooo bad! Hahaha! Loved the quip about Mr Sweet.
    If I made this, I would become very very popular….all the favorites in one!


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    Katie @ Cozydelicious — March 7, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    Cookie dough frosting! Brilliant!! These look amazing and lovely and dangerous! I SO want to make them, but I’m afraid that I would eat al of the frosting before it ever got onto the cupcakes.


  16. #
    Cheryl — March 7, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    they sounded amazing even when i just read the title! will have to try these ones!


  17. #
    Barbara Bakes — March 7, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

    A cross between a cookie and a cupcake sounds like a fabulous idea to me!


  18. #
    Shelley — March 7, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    wow, this honestly sounds incredible. two of my favorite things combined <3 delicious


  19. #
    kate — March 7, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    its like a muffin with frosting! adding frosting to anything is fine by me.


  20. #
    Anne — March 7, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    Hey Jessica!

    I finally did it and now I have my own blog! would be GGGGREAT if you would stop by :)

    Have wonderful day!



  21. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — March 8, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    hahah i can’t believe your hubby is still rocking teh ‘stach I think its time for a pic :) tell him you won’t bake any delicous treats until he shaves it off!!


  22. #
    Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) — March 8, 2010 @ 6:01 am

    I’ll take 2 dozen. Please.


  23. #
    Steph (@ mediterraneanmiss) — March 8, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    What I way to visit a blog for the first time – these look delicious and are more than enough to make me start thinking about gluten-free substitutions. Delish!

    I agree with the majority of the above: a picture is needed of this stach!!


  24. #
    The Candid RD — March 8, 2010 @ 7:59 am

    LOL, you crack me up. I’d love to see a picture of that stache! I always get Nick to grow me a beard (I love him in a beard) but it never lasts more than 2 weeks…booo.

    These cupcakes look too good to eat, you’ve outdone yourself!


  25. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — March 9, 2010 @ 6:06 am

    I am definitely trying this frosting!


  26. #
    Jay — June 14, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

    I just made these with a few minor modifications. I used a 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1/2 c. granulated to make the cake more like a chocolate chip cookie. I added 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and 2 drops of yellow food coloring to make the frosting look more like cookie dough. Oh, I also added walnuts to both too, because I like my cookies with nuts.


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    Becky — November 6, 2010 @ 9:53 am

    Ok I made these and the cupcake turned was so greasy and flat nothing like yours. The batter was beautiful the cupcake well….. What did I do wrong:( I might try it again with only 2 sticks of butter.


    • Jessica — November 6th, 2010 @ 10:11 am

      Did you change anything in the recipe? It could really be anything – the temperate of your butter or of your oven, if you are using old ingredients, etc. I am sorry – I know what a pain it is to spend the time baking and something not turn out.


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    Emma Aubry (La Vie en Ginger) — January 26, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

    Hi Jessica! This is my first time commenting, but I’m a huge fan of your blog. I literally spent an entire day in December reading your recipe archive (and bookmarked approximately half of it).

    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I used a version of your cookie dough frosting on a batch of faux-Lofthouse cookies yesterday…PERFECT imitation of the classic grocery store goodness. I linked back to you on my blog. Here’s the post if you want to check it out:

    Many thanks from one lover of rainbow sprinkles to another.


    • Jessica — January 27th, 2011 @ 3:46 am

      Thank YOU!


  29. #
    Casey — February 5, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I just made these. THEY ARE AWESOME!!! almost too awesome… i somehow had leftover frosting and that of course couldnt go to waste! ive kept it in the fridge and good god is that stuff heaven. you are one evil girl i hope you know.


  30. #
    Rose Plated — March 18, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    This look fantastic! I love the cookie dough frosting idea. But it is kind of a sticky for me as I look at it on your photos. I really should give it a try.


  31. #
    Piano Schoenhut — March 20, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    OH MY GOD! This is really so mouth watering! I want it badly this for my snack while watching some movies with my friends. Thanks for the recipe.


  32. #
    Brittany — April 2, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    I’ve been craving some chocolate chip cupcakes and couldn’t figure out where I saw them. Then I googled it and came here. Makes sense!! I can’t wait to try these tonight!


  33. #
    Hids — July 4, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    is it okay if i don’t use the milk?


  34. #
    Kit — August 4, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    I want to try these, but the directions confuse me.
    “Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.”
    Does that mean I combine all of the dry ingredients and then split that in half, or combine only half of each to start with?


    • Jessica — August 4th, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

      Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Then add half of that mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, add the liquid, then the rest of the dry!


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    Brenda — September 10, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    I made these tonight for my family and have eaten so much batter, cupcakes, and frosting that I can’t eat another bite. This from the girl who made herself sick on birthday cake icing one year as a child and had to reschedule her birthday party to another day.


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    Hanna — February 2, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    So I’m in the middle of making these for a baby play date today and I started to make the icing..and I’m reading this right?! 1 1/2 to 2 LBS!!!! of powdered sugar?! surely you mean tablespoons…right?


    • Jessica — February 2nd, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

      Nope – it is pounds. That is only roughly 4-5 cups of powdered sugar and is a traditional buttercream frosting, which is only made of butter and sugar.


  37. #
    Katy — April 11, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Hi! This is the BEST cupcake recipe EVER! Really not kidding! I just made them and didn’t find chocolate chips so I bought a black chocolate bar and cut it in chunks instead of the chocolate chips Oh my God !!!!! This is the best recipe it’s simple and delicious !!!!!
    Thanks !!


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  39. #
    Brooke — June 4, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    By 2 sticks of butter, what does that mean? In oz, or grams.


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    Sharon — July 12, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    Wow…I just found this log and my 8 yr old daughter and I made these! So far so good. We to, ate a lot of batter….delicious. Cupcakes are now cooling while I make the icing. I don’t have sweetened condensed milk…..will it turn out okay with regular milk? I’m so glad I found your blog to follow!!!!


  41. #
    Amber — December 18, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    Hmm looks delicious. I made these tonight. Thank you for sharing.


  42. #
    Amber — December 19, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I made the cupcakes last night and they were delicious!!! Thanks so mich for sharing. I think I might make them again on Friday!


  43. #
    Chelsey — January 14, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    Hello! I am making these soon, but I notice there isn’t any salt in the recipe at all…so I assume I should use salted butter?


  44. #
    Heather — February 20, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    I just made these and followed the directions exactly. My cupcakes came out really crunchy and heavy. What did I do wrong :(



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