Is it a cookie or is it a cupacake? Really, that is a trick question. It is both! Half cookie, half cupcake, and all delicious. Let me introduce you to the Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake.
Like a mad scientist splicing DNA, I have combined two delicious desserts into one amazing combination. From the top it may look like a cookie, but once you take a bite, you will taste both the cookie and cupcake! Making these cupcakes is pretty easy. You simply make your favorite cookie batter, and add it to your favorite cake batter before baking. I instagramed this before baking.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
Makes about 24 cupcakes
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
(Adapted from Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 fluid oz Peppermint Extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) chocolate chips
- a handful of red,green, and white sprinkles
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt (this will be referred to as your dry ingredients). Sift together so all dry ingredients are incorporated evenly. In a separate bowl (or using a stand mixer) cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla and peppermint extract, until they are a light creamy color. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the dry goods in thirds, mixing after each addition. Stir in Chocolate Chips.
Use your favorite boxed white cake mix, or your favorite white cake mix recipe. To this, add 1/4 cup of red, green, and white sprinkles.
To assemble your cookie cupcakes, fill greased muffin cups half way with cake batter. Place a tablespoon sized ball of cookie dough on top of each cake batter filled cup. (you can look at the instagramed picture to see what should look like) You DO NOT need to press the cookie dough into the cake mix.
Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes.
These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a welcomed treat as a gift, for college students looking to procrastinate during exams, or for a Holiday baked good swap!
Mine were for the latter. Yesterday, The Charlotte Food Bloggers had a Holiday Baked Good Swap. Here is a visual recap of what we
swapped ate. Yes, I did make my lovely holiday sweater.
If you live in Charlotte,NC, and blog about food or are interested in starting a food blog then I highly highly suggest joining the Charlotte Food Bloggers! We are currently redoing our website/branding/ and planning an amazing list of events and activities for 2012, so if you want to join shoot as a tweet @CLTfoodbloggers or an email email@example.com and we would love to have you join in all the fun!