Want to turn an ordinary event into a serious celebration? Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes make any day more fun!
Happy New Year!! I can’t believe 2018 is officially over… I’m pretty sure it was the fastest year I’ve ever experienced. I basically blinked and it was suddenly the holiday season again. And then I blinked one more time and it was… January. And here we are. Hi. I’m not going to do any crazy 2018 recap because, even though the year was a great one for me, I’m ready to jump full-on into 2019. And what better way to do so than with cupcakes? BUT these aren’t just any cupcakes… They’re not even just any funfetti cupcakes. They’re chocolate chip cookie dough funfetti cupcakes. As in funfetti cupcakes STUFFED with cookie dough and topped with chocolate chip frosting. Because I really want 2019 to be the best year ever and I think this is really the only way to kick things off. Who’s with me??
So, what else will 2019 bring in terms of this blog (coming up on its 11th birthday!!)? Well, you can expect to see lots and lots of easy-to-make, but also easy-to-impress dessert recipes. Plus, plenty of quick and simple weeknight dinners and take-to-work lunches, along with some deliciously approachable side dishes (I recently realized how lacking in side dishes this blog is). And don’t worry, you’ll still regularly be greeted with tasty cocktails when you visit We are not Martha. I’m focused on the approachable, but impressive this year and these cupcakes are the perfect way to start!
FUNFETTI CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH CUPCAKES
There are three different components to these funfetti cookie dough cupcakes, but they’re all simple to make and should come together very quickly and easily. The first component is obviously the cupcake. It’s a homemade funfetti cupcake, which for me, means lots of sweet vanilla flavoring and rainbow sprinkles. But I also wanted to incorporate chocolate chip cookies into the mix, so I added in chocolate chips, too.
Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, you’ll core the middle. I love using my cupcake corer (affiliate link) because it’s so ridiculously easy, but you can also just scoop out a bit from the middle. And then fill that space with chocolate chip cookie dough!!
Which is also super easy to make. And very very addicting. You can whip this up in about 5 minutes and may have a hard time not grabbing a spoon and eating it right out of the mixing bowl. I actually made a big batch of it and then realized I used less than half of it for the cupcakes, so I cut the recipe in half for you here. Don’t worry, you’ll still have a little bit leftover to sample.
Lastly, comes the frosting. Chocolate chip cookie frosting. It’s just a simple buttercream frosting with lots of vanilla and mini chocolate chips mixed in.
And all those components come together to make glorious funfetti chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes. Oh wait, don’t forget to top the cupcakes with mini chocolate chip cookies. After all, you need some way to warn your friends and family about what they’re about to encounter. This isn’t just a simple funfetti cupcake with some chocolate chips in the frosting. There’s a glorious surprise in the middle.
Of course, you don’t have to warn them about this. After all, what better surprise is there than a cookie dough surprise?? I’d never be upset if I took a bite of a cupcake and there was a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle. The happiest surprise in the world!
As if funfetti isn’t fabulous enough, right?
I’m having a tough time thinking of an event these funfetti cookie dough cupcakes wouldn’t be perfect for. Everything from birthday parties to anniversary parties to wedding and baby showers to New Year’s Day celebrations. Even if you’re not celebrating anything and just having a super blah day… Make these cupcakes and something tells me your day will suddenly be turned around. At least a little bit.
January and February are definitely the toughest months for many of us. The holidays are over, the weather is super gross, and it’s still getting dark sooo early (boo). Cupcakes can make things at least a little bit brighter.
I’ll warn you that these cupcakes are sweet… So sweet! But then, you probably knew that considering they’re funfetti cupcakes stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough and topped with chocolate chip frosting.
And sometimes a whole lotta sweetness is exactly what you need.
Happy 2019 to all my lovely readers!! Thank you so much for reading here, making my recipes, and leaving lovely comments. I can’t wait to see what the next 365 days brings!
How are you celebrating the new year?
Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (recipe below)
- 1 batch Chocolate Chip Frosting (recipe below)
- 12 mini chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp whole milk
- 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip Frosting
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 5 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 3 Tbsp whole milk
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tin with 12 papers.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add eggs in one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract.
- With mixer on low speed, beat in dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the milk. Mix in each addition until just incorporated. Gently fold in chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles.
- Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake cupcakes for 17-20 minutes, until edges are golden and tester comes out clean.
- Let cupcakes cool in tin for 5 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
- Once cupcakes are completely cool, core out a small section from the middle (either using a cupcake corer or with a knife). Fill center of cupcake with about a Tbsp of cookie dough.
- Fill a pastry bag with frosting, fit with pastry tip (I like to use a Wilton 2A) and frost cupcakes. Top with additional sprinkles and mini chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- In the bowl of a mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add vanilla and salt and blend until combined.
- With mixer on low, slowly add flour to bowl until well combined.
- Keep mixer on low and add milk in until dough comes together. Mix in mini chocolate chips until just combined.
Chocolate Chip Frosting
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat butter until creamy.
- With mixer on low, slowly blend in the confectioner's sugar, cup by cup until well-combined.
- Mix in vanilla and milk, until combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.