Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting

Sometimes I debate my favorite flavor combination.  Is it chocolate and peanut butter, or chocolate and cookie dough?  Honestly, I can’t decide.  It’s like choosing between children.  So on days like that, I make something that brings it all together.  If the break-up brownies were a bit over-the-top for you, here’s a slightly less rich combination with all the same flavors.

Start with your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe (my favorites are all from a box).  Once those have cooled…

Make eggless cookie dough and frosting recipes below (separately).

  • FROSTING BASE:
    1-3/4 cups confectioners sugar
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened by not to room temperature
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon milk
  • EGGLESS COOKIE DOUGH:
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    1/4 cup brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
    2 teaspoons water
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Then combine them, and add a tablespoon of peanut Butter.

    My frosting base

    My cookie dough base

    Please don’t lick your computer screen!

    To make my cupcakes look fancy, I always use a big ziplock bag to pipe the frosting on.  Here’s how you hold it to fill it with minimum mess.  Then snip off the tip, and swirl it on like the pros!

    These are my favorite cupcakes I’ve ever made, hands down!


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I'm a 20-something woman with an insatiable thirst for adventure. I love red wine, chocolate cake, and comments from my lovely readers.
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5 Responses to Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting

  1. Your peanut butter cookie dough frosting sounds unbelievably delicious and I think your cupcakes look fantastic. Thanks for sharing the great recipe

  2. Elaine DeWitt says:

    Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip cookie dough are my favorite! I wouldn’t be able to choose either.

  3. Valentina says:

    Omg.. are you serious…these look unreal!
    I must try this!

    x

  4. alongobucco says:

    These look amazing! They encompass all of my dad’s favorite flavors–I’ll have to try them!

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