Thursday, July 9, 2015

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes

My oldest son's birthday fell on a day that his cousins had a baseball game. I usually pack up a supper for my kids and definitely include some kind of yummy treat for the night. I told him that since it was his birthday he could pick whatever he wanted for the treat. He found these yummy cupcakes on my pinterest board and wanted to try them. These are not for the faint of heart... More calories than you want to know about! But oh so sweet and delicious... I knew that we would be at the game with A LOT of other people, so I made up a double batch and took them with. They double batch was gone before we got home! Super yummy and so sweet that you might want to share with a friend... or hog it to yourself because it is so delish!

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes
(Recipe found at via Pinterest)

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

Cookie Dough Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened (don't use reduced fat or fat free!)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1-2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oats
3/4 bag plain mini M&Ms
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Use a mixer to whisk together all of the cupcake ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula.
Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 full of batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, use a mixer to beat together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and oats. Mix in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Finally add the M&Ms and chocolate chips, mix well. Use a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto the completely cooled cupcakes.

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