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.
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.
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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Your recipe look very good, and i would like to try it but there is some measurement missing
? cup butter , softened
? cup creamy peanut butter
1? cups flour
1? teaspoon baking powder
Cookie dough frosting:
? cup butter , softened
? cup creamy peanut butter
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.
Thank you!!! <3 <3
Would a hand mixer work? I want to make these for my housewarming.
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!
How much milk? It says ‘?’ cups milk
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.
Cookie dough and cupcakes…brilliant! Your pictures are making me hungry!
Mission accomplished! Haha.
Oh my word, they look amazing. I would never have thought of that at all! Thanks for linking up with #MyFavouritePost
Trust me, if you tried this frosting you’d never make another one ever again!
These look absolutely delicious – my children would love them! Thank you for linking up to #MyFavouritePost Kaz x
Thanks! They were a hit with my oldest too!
These cookie dough cupcakes look SO delicious! I can’t wait to make these for a couple parties I have coming up this summer!
Thanks! I hope you all love them!
Ow, that looks sinfully delicious! I have to give in to my cupcake cravings and make this.
Give in!! You won’t regret it!
These look so incredible! Sabrina you are a dynamo in the kitchen!
Aww you’re so sweet! Thank you!
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!
Thank you so much for the pins! I loved linking up with your link up party! I will definitely keep doing it!
Oh thats massive!! I am obsessed with cookie dough and this is one amazing cupcake yum!!
Yep! The frosting is a huge scoop like ice cream! It is ridiculously awesome!
That looks positively delicious! I could take a huge bite of it now!
they look great and fun to eat! I am sure they taste great too
Yeah, it is hard not to have a smile on your face when you have one of these, haha.
Oh my, my boys would love these and I have to admit, my sweet tooth could not resist these! I love cookie dough.
I think that means you have to make them! And then come tell me how you liked it!
These look so delicious. I will have to try making some for my BBQ this weekend.
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 🙂
These are super pretty and really yummy looking! Perfect for parties too!
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).
haha, a woman after my own heart.
I will not give in to this… ok maybe I will.. Looks yummy.
Give in! Give in!
How do you even eat them? But I would have a fun time trying.
I eat them as quietly as I can away from the kids so I don’t have to share bites. haha.
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.
That is so much better than frosting! What an adorable and delicious idea!
It was so much easier to decorate too! An ice cream scooper meant I was done in about two minutes 🙂
This looks amazing I love that they are very colorful too ! My kids will love munching on these snacks.
My oldest kept opening the fridge and asking for the cupcakes while poking them! This is a kid who never wants to eat!
These look so good! But, as good as they look, I would go into a diabetic coma if I ate one. Sad face!
WOW. These cupcakes have me drooling! Pinned!
Thanks for the pin! I hope you enjoy them!
These are over the top fantastic! What a creative idea. Definitely would satisfy everyone’s craving for chocolate and cookie dough.
Do the oats give the frosting a weird texture at all? I’m making these for a party with a bunch of picky toddlers lol
Monster Cookie Dough on top of cupcakes?! Sign me up please! 🙂 Pinned.
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.
These look absolutely delicious!! I have to make them very soon.
Thanks so much! I hope you love them!
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.
Love this idea! That cookie dough frosting topping is calling my name!
I know, right? I ate all the leftover frosting with a spoon after finishing the photo session!
Oh my goodness! This is amazing. I am most definitely going to be making these and probably eating them all myself. Yum!
Hahaha and you deserve every last one of them!
These look so yummy. Can’t wait to make them with my daughter.
I hope you both love them!
Wow that looks so good. I really need to try some frosting like this. That cream cheese would be great!
It is so sinful, I just wanted to eat a bowl of the frosting!
Cookie dough on top of a baked cupcake? It is like you have my soul in the palm of your hands.
Hahaha, you’re awesome!
Okay, these sound delicious. I know what’s on my To Make list this summer.
Thank you! I hope you love them!
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!
Haha, that is awesome. I hope you both love them! The frosting alone is almost criminal it is so good.
These cupcakes look amazing. I love cookie dough and cupcakes. Putting the two together is a fantastic idea.
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!
A cupcake topped with cookie dough?! Could there be anything more awesome? No. No there couldn’t…
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!!!
Haha, I love that… just give in and make them! Then tell me what you thought of them 🙂
I love making cupcakes and these look fantastic!!! Seriously, my sister is going to love me!
Awesome I hope she (and you!) love them!
This looks absolutely delicious and wickedly bad for me. Heheh. I love all your recipes…
Aww thank you! I try 😉
Those sound delicious. I can’t wait to make these for my kiddos.