Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

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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 350º. 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 1/4 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 1/4 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!

Recipe

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Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

  • Yield: 12 Cupcakes, each with 1/4 cup of frosting
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
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!

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • ¼ cup butter , softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • cups flour
  • 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
  • ½ c . butter , softened
  • ½ c . creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 c . powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp . brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp . all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp . vanilla
  • 1 c . oats
  • 1 bag plain mini M&Ms
  • 1 cup mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Using a stand mixer, whisk together butter and sugar until light, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in peanut butter, mix to combine.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla and milk until well mixed.
  5. Mix in flour and baking powder until just combined.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and peanuts and mix for just a couple of seconds until mixed in.
  7. Using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop or other measure, scoop batter into cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
  9. 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.
  10. Add in the powdered sugar, until well mixed.
  11. Finally add the M&Ms and Chocolate chips, until just combined.
  12. Using your 1/4 cup ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the cooled cupcakes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 Cupcakes, each with 1/4 cup of frosting, Amount per serving: calories

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. 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. Thanks so much for the pin! I’m a total sucker for these cupcakes too 🙂 I also may have eaten the leftover frosting with a spoon.

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

  8. That cupcake is everything I love all in one bite. I can’t wait to make myself these (and maybe share them with my children…maybe).

    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 🙂

  9. 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!

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

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

    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!