After seeing this recipe floating around on Pinterest and Facebook, I just had to make it. I mean, come on, Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Everything about that sounds amazing. The plan had been to share with people, but it turns out Josh & I ate all 12 of them (not in one day…that would be crazy).
Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes Printer-Friendly Recipe
From: Wishes and Dishes
Makes: about 12 Cupcakes
For the Cupcakes
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
For the Cookie Dough Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese, softened (don’t use reduced fat or fat-free)
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oats
1-2 c. powdered sugar (I used 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 bag plain mini M&Ms (I used about 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350º and place cupcake liners in a pan.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl with a hand mixer), mix together all of the cupcake ingredients except the chocolate chips. Once combined, stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon. Fill each cupcake liner with cupcake batter, about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until the center of the cupcakes are set and pass the toothpick test. Cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter with the paddle attachment in a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) until smooth. Add in the brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and oats. Mix until combined. Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time (use up to 2 cups, until you reach your desired consistency). Lastly, mix in the M&Ms and chocolate chips.
Use a large cookie scoop or large spoon to scoop the cookie dough frosting onto the tops of the cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!