Tuesday Cook Off ~ Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Icing

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Icing

I am not an icing person at all but I just had to try these cupcakes.  My whole family loves brownies and my oldest has an obsession with cookie dough 🙂  Who doesn’t like to eat raw cookie dough very once in a while?   I will admit that these cupcakes are very sweet!  Eating just one was enough for me.   I halved the recipe because I felt that these would taste better when fresh.   The half batch made 6 cupcakes and was just perfect.  Everyone had one the day they were baked and the boys each had one the next day.   I could tell the icing wasn’t as fresh the next day but the boys said it tasted great!  The icing is an egg free icing too.  You could eat it right out of the bowl.  In fact, you just might so you better make a double batch of the icing 🙂

Recipe from: Cooking Classy

Yields: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup butter, melted
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbsp milk
Cookie Dough Frosting
  • 10 Tbsp salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • 2-3 Tbsp cream or half and half
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar and cocoa powder. Pour in melted butter and use a wood spoon to stir until combine. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Stir in milk. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combine (batter will be thick).

    Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup batter in each). Bake in preheated oven 16 – 20 minutes (lesser for gooier brownies). Allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Cookie Dough Frosting. Store in an airtight container.

    Cookie Dough Frosting
    In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip together butter and light-brown sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 – 4 minutes. Mix in flour then add powdered sugar, vanilla, molasses and 2 Tbsp cream and blend together until smooth adding an additional 1 Tbsp of cream to thin if desired. Fold in chocolate chips.
    Note that if you want a pipe-able frosting you will have to leave the chocolate chips out then simply add some of them to the top for garnish, otherwise they’ll just get clogged in the piping tips.

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