Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cookie Dough Cupcakes

So, long time no writing. Why? Well I don't really have a specific excuse, other than that I am busy either working, or procrastinating while worrying that I should be working, plus I'm not actually baking that often. So these cupcakes were made a couple of weeks ago and I've not got around to writing about them until now. Finally I have tried a cupcake recipe other than my usual and it turned out really well - cookie dough flavoured cupcakes. Though I think the line between cookie and cake is fine enough that you could also call these chocolate chip cupcakes and nobody would try to tell you any different. The frosting, however, really does taste like cookie dough and it is so good. Which brings me to the moral of the story - no matter what it is you feel like baking, frost it with copious amounts of cookie dough flavoured frosting. Imagine a good chocolate brownie with cookie dough frosting, how good would that be?


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
recipe from tidymom.net

Cupcakes (24):
330 grams butter, softened
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 2/3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line two muffin trays (24 holes) with paper liners.

In large bowl beat the butter with the brown sugar until it the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

Add 1/2 of the milk and beat lightly, then sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix slowly until the dry ingredients are all combined, then beat in the second half of the milk, the vanilla essence and the chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin trays and bake for about 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.

Frosting:
330 grams butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3 1/2 cups icing sugar (approximately)
1 cup plain flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence (I used vanilla bean paste)

Beat the butter together with the brown sugar until the mixture is smooth.

Adding a half cup at a time, beat in 2 cups of icing sugar and the remaining ingredients, until the mixture is smooth. Slowly continue adding icing sugar until the frosting has the required consistency.

*Then if you want to be over the top with the cookieness, make them into cookie monster cupcakes: