Yes, you read right. Cookie dough cupcakes. Could life get any better than that? I submit that it cannot! Just be sure you eat something really, really healthy for dinner the night you eat these because they're not exactly a health food and they're really, really sweet. Enjoy!
Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor
1 package yellow cake mix (I recommend Pillsbury low-sugar yellow cake mix)
1 package sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup skim milk
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package chocolate chip cookie dough
Your favorite frosting, enough to frost 24 cupcakes
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake wrappers in 24 muffin pans.
2. Combine all cupcake ingredients (except cookie dough and frosting, of course) in bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until combined, scrape bowl, then mix on medium for 2 minutes. Batter will be very thick.
3. Divide batter between cupcake pans (about 1/4 cup in each cupcake wrapper), each cupcake wrapper should be about 2/3 full. Roll cookie dough into 24 balls and place one on top of each unbaked cupcake.
4. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until tops spring back when touched. Cool 2 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Frost with your favorite frosting (I used chocolate buttercream with a little extra salt to cut down on the super sweetness of the cupcakes) and garnish with a baked cookie, sprinkles, or toasted pecans.
Ok, I know this picture didn't turn out too great but I wanted to show the inside with the cookie dough. I promise, it tastes much more incredible than it looks!