This is a different take on my edible cookie dough recipe - cookie dough frosting! This recipe makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes, so you'll be very popular after you make it. :D
These cookie dough frosted cupcakes were gone in about a minute when I made them and shared them with the office here at Instructables... so I think I can safely say they're DELICIOUS.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
You can use dark brown sugar as well - just whatever you've got on hand!
Any type of milk works too - soy, nut, or regular.
I recommend using cupcake liners so when you frost you don't manhandle the cupcakes too much.
P.S. I just used box cake mix for the cupcakes - Duncan Hines devil's food mix tastes great without the extra work of making them yourself. :D
Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugar
Add the softened butter and brown sugar into a large bowl and cream with a hand mixer. It should lighten in color and be nice and fluffy when you're done.
Step 3: Add the Flour, Salt, Milk and Vanilla
Add in the flour and salt and mix well. The mixture will be very crumbly at first, so don't worry.
Once you have a nice crumb, pour in the milk and vanilla slowly while mixing on low speed. This will give you a lovely creamy frosting.
If the frosting seems thick, feel free to add a little extra milk! Just don't go overboard because you want it have a little stiffness for easier frosting.
Step 4: Add the Chocolate Chips
Mix in the mini chocolate chips using a spatula.
Step 5: Frosting + Storage
To frost, scoop between 1-2 tablespoons onto each cupcake and use a spatula to press it down into place.
Because it's a chunky frosting, you can't really smooth it out, so try to pile it high instead of worrying about a smooth top.
This frosting is best stored in the fridge, so make sure to pop your cupcakes in there if they don't all get eaten immediately. ;)