Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake recipe by cupcake and sweets

There is always the pressure (thanks to my children) of what type of cake or cupcakes they are going to have at their birthday party from year to year. When they were younger it was so simple!

Anything with a silly toy on it- Spiderman, dinosaurs, it didn’t matter. Now they have extravagant ideas as to what should fit the bill. That is ok!

Not only are cupcakes cute and so much easier to manage, but they are cheap!! I spend more on the butter that goes into the frosting than I do the actual cake.

These cookie dough cupcakes take only minutes to prep. Most of your time will be spent waiting for them to bake and trying to not eat all the frosting at the same time, which is why you make a double batch!

Sure, making cupcakes and cookie dough from scratch would add an extra slice of homemade to the mix (no pun intended), but I am not about working harder- it’s all about working smarter. The cost is not that much different in the end. Thank you premade cookie dough!!

using premade cookie dough for cupcakes

Baking time: 20 minutes                Yield: 24 cupcakes


  • Box chocolate cake mix (prepare according to box instructions)

  • Toll House mini cookie refrigerated cookie dough

  • ¼ c. mini chocolate chips

  • 1 batch of Cookie Dough Frosting


  • Line your muffin tin with paper liners. Fill with cake batter about ¼th of the way.

  • Break apart the cookie dough squares. Add one cookie dough square to the center of the batter, pressing gently to the bottom.

  • Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box. I baked mine for 20 minutes.

  • Frost your cupcakes and sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top. You can make them look extra cute by adding a mini chocolate chip cookie on top!

Cookie Dough Frosting

Yield: Enough for 24 cupcakes

• 1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter (about 12 tablespoons)

• 1 ¾ c. powdered sugar

• 1/3 c. packed brown sugar

• ½ c. all-purpose flour

• 1 ½ tbsp. milk

• 1 tsp vanilla extract


• Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, cream sugars and butter until well combined.

• Add the flour, milk, and vanilla until combined.

• Set the mixer to high to make the frosting light and fluffy!

chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes with cookie dough frosting
RecipesJennifer Sanjines