Recipe showdown: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

March 12, 2011

I actually made my first chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake around 2 years ago. It sounded so yummy that I could not pass it up. They were quite labor intensive and took hours to do. You had to:

-Make chocolate chip cookie dough. Make some into super small cookies and bake, and the rest roll into balls, freeze.
-Make cupcake batter. Place frozen balls into cupcake liners and top with cupcake batter. Bake.
-Make an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough
-Make a buttercream frosting. Mix in eggless dough.
-Frost, and top with small cookies

Here was the result. Super yummy! I had no complaints about making them but I knew they were not an everyday baking adventure.

I recently found another recipe for these that skipped the cookie dough step all together. At first I was skeptical that it would even compare to the other recipe but as I was making them, I was loving how they were so much simpler.

-Make cupcake batter. Pour in liners and bake.
-Make cookie dough filling (no eggs). Fill in cupcake when cooled.
-Make frosting and frost cupcakes.

Here are these results. Oddly enough without the cookie dough, these had a more authentic taste. The filling made it really seem like actual raw cookie dough, rather than in the first where it felt like it slightly dried out. The frosting was amazing and was a first for me. The first time I have put flour in a frosting, but it totally added to the texture to the frosting so it more mimicked cookie dough.

Ben said he would like me to make both so he could compare but I informed him that there is no way in heck I am spending that much time in a kitchen. The new recipe is by far better and he admitted that he agreed. I might be making these more often now that they are a bit simpler.