Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!

A cookie dough invasion has taken place in our house recently. It all started with this Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough that was baked into these Salted Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes. Since then I have been making all different kinds of cookie dough treats I can’t wait to share with you. I was browsing the internet trying to come up with new and unique ways to use up all the cookie dough we have in the house and I came across these cupcakes on an amazing blog called Something Swanky. I couldn’t look away!

These cupcakes are an amazing combination of the flavors of my Trail Mix Granola Bars and the cookie dough I mentioned above. The cherry on top is that the frosting also has cream cheese mixed in, making these cupcakes an amazing, indulgent experience! They’re easy to make, even easier to frost if you use an ice cream scoop like I did and they will ensure you are the most popular person around.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Using a stand mixer, whisk together butter and sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Add in peanut butter, mix to combine. Add eggs, vanilla and milk until well mixed. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!
Mix in flour and baking powder until just combined. Add in chocolate chips and peanuts and mix for just a couple of seconds until mixed in. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!


Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop or other measure, scoop batter into cupcake liners. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!
Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting, use a stand mixer to cream the butter, cream cheese and peanut butter together. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!

Add in the brown sugar, vanilla, oats and flour. Add in the powdered sugar, until well mixed.Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!
Finally add the M&Ms and Chocolate chips, until just combined. Using your ¼ cup ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the cooled cupcakes. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!

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Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!
Yield 12 Cupcakes, each with ¼ cup of frosting
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

Cupcakes:

  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 bag plain mini M&Ms
  • 1 cup mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  • Using a stand mixer, whisk together butter and sugar until light, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in peanut butter, mix to combine.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and milk until well mixed.
  • Mix in flour and baking powder until just combined.
  • Add in chocolate chips and peanuts and mix for just a couple of seconds until mixed in.
  • Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop or other measure, scoop batter into cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting, use a stand mixer to cream the butter, cream cheese and peanut butter together. Add in the brown sugar, vanilla, oats and flour.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, until well mixed.
  • Finally add the M&Ms and Chocolate chips, until just combined.
  • Using your ¼ cup ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the cooled cupcakes.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky

Nutrition

Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.9mg
Keyword: cookie dough, Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes, Monster Cookies, monster cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cupcakes topped with Monster Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Frosting! Full of M&Ms, peanut butter, brown sugar, oats and chocolate chips. Heaven in a bite!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert โ€“ Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Hi,

    Your recipe look very good, and i would like to try it but there is some measurement missing

    Cupcake :
    ? cup butter , softened
    ? cup creamy peanut butter
    1? cups flour
    1? teaspoon baking powder

    Cookie dough frosting:

    ? cup butter , softened
    ? cup creamy peanut butter

    1. Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry. There must have been a glitch. I went through and fixed the missing measurements. Thanks for letting me know.

    1. Sorry this totally got snagged in my spam filter and I just saw it. Yes, you can definitely substitute a hand mixer. Hope your housewarming party was a hit!

    1. Ha! Wow, my recipe plugin ate my measurement! 1/3 cup ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for pointing it out, I hope you weren’t in the middle of baking when you saw it.

  2. Oh my word, they look amazing. I would never have thought of that at all! Thanks for linking up with #MyFavouritePost

  3. These look absolutely delicious – my children would love them! Thank you for linking up to #MyFavouritePost Kaz x

  4. These cookie dough cupcakes look SO delicious! I can’t wait to make these for a couple parties I have coming up this summer!

  5. Seriously Sabrina, why do you do these things to me?! Your cupcake recipes are amazing. I need to just eat the icing here. OMG! Thanks again for sharing at Try a Bite Tuesday Link Party! I’ll be pinning these to the pinterest board! Hope to see you back next week!

    1. Thank you so much for the pins! I loved linking up with your link up party! I will definitely keep doing it!

  6. Oh my, my boys would love these and I have to admit, my sweet tooth could not resist these! I love cookie dough.

    1. Awesome! Just remember the frosting has cream cheese in it, so I wouldn’t leave them out in the sun all day if you can avoid it ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. That cupcake is everything I love all in one bite. I can’t wait to make myself these (and maybe share them with my childrenโ€ฆmaybe).

  8. These look really good. I love cookie dough recipes. I believe this would be something that I would enjoy a little to much if you know what I mean.

    1. It was so much easier to decorate too! An ice cream scooper meant I was done in about two minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. This looks amazing I love that they are very colorful too ! My kids will love munching on these snacks.

    1. My oldest kept opening the fridge and asking for the cupcakes while poking them! This is a kid who never wants to eat!

  10. These look so good! But, as good as they look, I would go into a diabetic coma if I ate one. Sad face!

  11. These are over the top fantastic! What a creative idea. Definitely would satisfy everyone’s craving for chocolate and cookie dough.

    1. Thanks so much for the pin! I’m a total sucker for these cupcakes too ๐Ÿ™‚ I also may have eaten the leftover frosting with a spoon.

  12. Oh my goodness! These look so good. I am a huge lover of cookie dough so these are about as close to perfect that you can get.

    1. I know, right? I ate all the leftover frosting with a spoon after finishing the photo session!

  13. Oh my goodness! This is amazing. I am most definitely going to be making these and probably eating them all myself. Yum!

  14. Wow that looks so good. I really need to try some frosting like this. That cream cheese would be great!

  15. Cookie dough on top of a baked cupcake? It is like you have my soul in the palm of your hands.

  16. We love cookie dough and monsters .. so the name of the recipe is perfect for us. I will have to see if I can’t get my tween to make these, she is a way better baker than me!

    1. Haha, that is awesome. I hope you both love them! The frosting alone is almost criminal it is so good.

  17. These cupcakes look amazing. I love cookie dough and cupcakes. Putting the two together is a fantastic idea.

    1. Thanks so much! I wish I could take the credit for the idea. I just think it was a no brainer when I saw the picture of them online. They are SO GOOD!

  18. A cupcake topped with cookie dough?! Could there be anything more awesome? No. No there couldn’t…

  19. Oh man, I am going to try to restrain myself, but I know that it won’t be long before I make these!! That gorgeous ball of dough is calling my name!!!

    1. Haha, I love that… just give in and make them! Then tell me what you thought of them ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I love making cupcakes and these look fantastic!!! Seriously, my sister is going to love me!

  21. This looks absolutely delicious and wickedly bad for me. Heheh. I love all your recipes…