Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough CupcakesI know…I know. I just posted these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes but these are kind of like a sister to those. I love those cupcakes but I don’t always have time to do all three components from scratch. John brought some cookie dough stuffed cupcakes home from work a couple of times and so I tried to recreate that recipe with some shortcuts using a cake mix but you still get that cookie dough flavor but with gooey chocolate frosting on top. And do I think I have room in my life for two decadent cookie dough cupcakes? Yeeesss, ma’am.

John made sure they were stuffed to capacity. He lifted each cupcake to make sure it passed the weight test and if it was too light he stuffed in more cookie dough.
Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes
Prep Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Cook Time
22 hrs 14 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 1 Betty Crocker Supermoist butter recipe yellow cake mix (and ingredients package calls for)
  • 1 container Betty Crocker chocolate frosting or homemade chocolate frosting
For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • optional 1/4 package of Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough for cookie garnishes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Make cupcake batter according to directions. Bake cupcakes according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. To make the cookie dough filling, with a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar at medium speed. Add the vanilla and beat well. Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Add the milk gradually until desired consistency is reached and beat until fluffy. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Chill in the refrigerator until firm.
  3. To fill the cupcakes, cut a cylinder shaped portion out of the center of each cupcake. An apple corer works great for this. I found this a little tricky to get the hole out but then you get to eat what you take out! Fill each hole with a chunk of the chilled cookie dough mixture.
  4. Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I like to put the frosting in a plastic storage bag and snip off a nickel sized hole in one of the corners to pipe the frosting on in a cone shape.
  5. Garnish with mini chocolate chips and mini chocolate chip cookies (See tip below).
  6. To fancy up your cupcakes, garnish with mini chocolate chip cookies. I used 1/4 of a package of refrigerated cookie dough. I placed nickel sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet and baked for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees.
Recipe Notes

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything; filling from Sally's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Speak Your Mind



  1. These look so delicious! You have my mouth watering and it’s only 10:40 in the morning!

  2. OMG,these look amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  3. So, I logged on to my blog and in the dashboard and I saw this and I was like “ohh noooo she didnt!”. lol. I am in trouble. I havent baked in awhile because I am putting myself on a diet. No sweets or breads, but I would allow myself a cheat day every week (one) like my sister does who lost 30 lbs and she looks great! and she is just 15 yrs old. I am in trouble!But I just did have a baby 5 months ago, im not huge, I just wanna lose 10 lbs, being 5’1 and 123, I am almsot there! This is going to put a stop to it! haha They look beautiful! My dads birthday is March 2nd, I am making him key Lime cupcakes but maybe I can add those to them as well!

  4. @Jill,
    You are doing way better than I do. I never lose my baby weight until at least a year after my babies and never a pound lost until after I stop nursing. I eat healthy 80% of the time and treat myself the rest. That’s the only way I stay sane.

  5. I love how these have chocolate frosting and a little cookie as a garnish!

  6. Oh….that is pure cookie/cupcake heaven!!!

  7. Why am I back on my diet? I LOVE cookie dough it’s one of my biggest weaknesses!

  8. These are to die for. Seriously.

  9. Holy cow, genius…so awesome!

  10. Christy these look beyond amazing!!!!!! Your pics are always so beautiful!

    Love your guts!!

  11. I could not imagine anything better in the entire universe! Seriously! Cookie dough + cupcakes + chocolate frosting?! I bet they shorten your life a few years, but who cares???

  12. Really?? How does such a thing exist? If a cupcake wasn’t delicious enough…stuffed with cookie dough?? YOUR KILLIN ME!

    First time here and yes, I’ll be back tomorrow. And the next day. Regardless that you post, I have missed a lot and have many delicious treats to catch up on.


  13. I am dying! These look decedent and crazy- but also insanely good.

  14. These look so delicious! I will definitely be making these!

  15. I made your oreo cookies and chicken a la king tonight and my family and I LOVED them both!! Your site is amazing and so are your pictures. I love the title – wish i had thought of it myself. So great!!

  16. I really need to try one of these recipes! I love cookie dough anything:-)

  17. These look fun and tasty!

  18. This recipe made me smile. I love it! Cupcakes + cookies + cookie dough= perfection!

  19. These are legit PERFECT! Oh my goodness, these were made for me!

  20. Ah man! These sound sooo yummy-I’m wavering on the diet;) lol

  21. okay delicious.

  22. hah, thanks ! Ah, I cannot get these out of my head. I am still afraid to go ahead and make them, because I just may eat one or two or three too many! Hah, I can always make them, have ONE on my cheat day and give rest away to the nieghbors maybe!? Hmm, I think I may, and will let you know how they turn out! THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!

  23. good idea! they look yummy!

  24. Making these for myself for my birthday!

  25. Christy what are you doing to me. Cookie dough cupcakes. Love it! I’m jumping up and down. Have to try this recipe too. I have a list now of your recipes…lol. So glad I’ve found your website. Your amazing.

  26. I saw these on your blog and new they were a must “copycat!” My yard sale mafia and I need a sugar buzz on Saturday mornings (well, I need the “buzz”…they are buzzed on Starbucks Tea and since I don’t drink tea, sugar is my drug of choice!). After I wiped the drool from my mouth, I read over the ingredients to make sure I had everything. I must say I was shocked to find out that you used canned frosting to top these beauties! After making the batter and the dough, I just couldn’t bring myself to put a canned frosting on the top, so I made my own chocolate frosting. I must say that these are my new favorite cupcakes and that recipe hasn’t seen the last of my kitchen! Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe!

  27. @Kylia,
    I write over at Tablespoon for Quick Dish so everything is supposed to have a shortcut that’s why I used canned frosting but by all means if you have a good chocolate frosting recipe I bet that would be awesome.

  28. Oooooh! I gotcha! Canned frosting is defintely quicker than what I put on top! My yard sale mafia girls LOVED them too…we think you are AWESOME…never stop blogging!

  29. I just finished baking these. The are AMAZING!!!!!

  30. These are the BEST cupcakes in the world!! The combined flavors are so amazing. I made them a couple of days ago, and everyone who has tried them has pretty much fallen over. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your website!! Thank you so much for all of the incredible ideas!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. These look AMAZING!!! I was just wondering what tip you use to pipe the frosting on all your cupcakes? Do you have any pointers to make the icing look as fab as yours? (i want to make these cupcakes for my daughters 3rd birthday)

    Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Wow! These look beyond delicious! Can’t wait to get into my kitchen!

  33. @Christie,
    It’s all about the tip. I went to Michael’s and looked for the biggest flower or star tip I could find which was this Wilton 2D (here’s what it looks like:
    I stuff it in a pastry bag or ziploc bag with the end cut off. I start on the outside and spiral in a circle in a cone shape. Does that help at all?

  34. Just finished stuffing these babies and ready to frost. Hope the kids at the YCL meeting are as excited as I am about them! Thank you Christy!!

  35. Are these mini-cupcakes or “regular” sized? About how many cupcakes do you get out of each recipe? I’m thinking about making these for a BBQ.
    My only other question is WHY haven’t I had these before now?

  36. @Jessica,
    These are full size cupcakes and the recipe makes around 24 cupcakes. They are pretty fabulous I must say!

  37. Ohh….my….gosh. I have to try this. AWESOME blog, btw. Blessings!

  38. If I wanted to store these overnight should I put them back in the fridge or leave them out? My cookie dough has raw eggs in them.

  39. @Anonymous,
    Definitely throw them in the fridge if the dough has raw eggs in it.

  40. hey


    hey guys

    guys let’s

    hey guys

    let’s put something inside of something else

    it’ll be automatically awesome

  41. I’ve never been a fan of anything coockie dough but I would definitely like to try these!

  42. I am a fan of anything with Betty Crocker frosting. When they first started selling it in Australia about 6 years ago, my friend Paula and I were both working in a supermarket and we used to eat our way through a tub of frosting together on our break. So bad, but so good!

  43. These were a big hit with my roller derby team. I also used the insides of the cupcakes to make cake balls (which were a big hit with me!). Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  44. Thanks for the great recipe. We featured this recipe in a recipe food trend blog we just wrote on stuffed cupcakes.

    Check it out here.

  45. I really want to make these for my friend’s birthday party, does anyone know how many cupcakes this recipe makes?

  46. Thanks for the great recipe! I made these for my husband’s Christmas party at work. They one first prize in the cupcake contest! I can’t wait to try it with chocolate cake mix.

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  48. AH! I was thinking about making something very similar and couldn’t figure out how I was going to bake the cupcakes with the cookie dough inside but DUH! of course it makes more sense to put the dough in afterwards! These look great and I can’t wait to try them ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I’m gonna have to try this recipe, I had one similar but it said to roll cookie dough into tablespoon size balls and put in freezer for 2 hours and then when you put the batter in the cupcake liners drop a frozen ball on top and then bake for 20 minutes if you do that then the cookie dough ball melts down to nothing, if you bake less time so the dough doesn’t disinegrate then the cupcake isn’t baked through, after 2 attemps I’m frustrated and will try this recipe instead next time.

  50. Cindy Findeis says:

    These recipes look good, but also easy to make

  51. Stumbled AND pinned!

  52. Could you use a small melon baller?? I don’t have an apple corer

  53. howard heights says:

    hey OMG gurl those look FANtastic

  54. Yes I definitely have to check this out. Sounds like something we would all enjoy immensely

  55. Outstanding! My kids are gonna LOVE this. Yea, I’m totally making this for the kids, not for me, of course… *shifty eyes*

  56. hi! we dont have in israel betty crocker mixs, could u give me pls a homemade recipe instead? ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. hi again! what can i use instead of mini chocolate chips?

  58. This recipe looks delicious! I’d like to make it this weekend for a get together, but am slightly worried about eating uncooked flour as I’ve been reading this can be dangerous. I’d like to hear your thoughts and if there is something I can do to “cook” the flour. Thanks!