Monday, May 6, 2013

Cookie Dough Cup Cakes

As promised, I give you....

Sonya's Cookie Dough Cupcakes
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Whisk 3 cups flour, the baking powder and salt in a bowl until combined. Beat 2 sticks butter and the sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium; beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Beat in the vanilla. (The mixture may look separated at this point.)

Mix 1/2 cup water with the cream in a liquid measuring cup or bowl. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour, until just smooth.

Divide the batter in cupcake pans. Bake until the cakes are lightly golden on top and the centers spring back when pressed, about 19 minutes.  Cool.

Using a small knife cut a cone shaped piece out of the cupcake out of the center.  (about an inch in diameter).  Remove the cone shaped piece and discard-- or eat.  Place a scoop of Cookie Dough Filling* in each cupcake.  Pipe Cookie Dough Frosting* over the top of the cupcake to hide the cookie dough filling.  Garnish with mini chocolate chips.
*recipes bellow
Makes 30 cupcakes

Cookie Dough Filling
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup mini choc. chips

Cream together the butter and sugar.  Mix in flour, condensed milk and vanilla.  Divide dough into 30 balls-- each ball will be about 1 tablespoon.

Cookie Dough Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanila
2 tsp milk
2-3 cup powdered sugar

Cream the butter and the brown sugar together.  Add the flour, salt, vanilla and milk.  Mix until fully integrated.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.  Whip on high until the frosting is fluffy and smooth.
Pipe onto cupcakes.  Decorate with mini chocolate chips.

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