Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Not kidding.

Would it be wrong to thank God for Twitter?

Well, I am going to do it anyway.

Thank you God. If not for Twitter, I would never have come across this uber simple and divine cupcake. It can be soooo simple, or, if you have the time, a little more consuming. Either way, you have perfection in your mouth. A harmony, if you will. Cupcake bliss.

I was trolling Twitter the other day when someone posted a link to these bad boys. Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Hmm. Intriguing. It isn’t terribly often am faced with a prospect that I feel I must immediately make myself. This one was. The original recipe was listed on All, and called for a yellow cake mix and homemade cookie dough. I first though that I would complicate it, making a from scratch cake and homemade cookie dough. I’m sure that would be extra delicious. Instead, I decided to make it even easier…Pillsbury style.

Many of you know that I entered the Pillsbury Bake-Off this year. People who really know me (like family or people I went to school with) would never believe it. Most of my family, aside from those I talk to regularly, have no idea I own a baking sheet, much less blog about food. To tell them I entered the Bake-Off might cause them medical hysteria, so I guess I won’t attempt to convince them of it.
So anyway, Pillsbury. While preparing for the Bake-Off, I found myself experimenting daily with their products. Everything from brownie Mixes to Crescent Rolls. While I rarely use a cake mix these days, I will admit that their Cake Mixes are pretty good – especially for the price and the quality/ease of the product. I also like their brownie mixes, after I modify them to suit me. The best product they make, in my opinion, is their refrigerated cookie dough. Hello? It’s no fail. Easy, peasy…and so quick!

For this wonderful Cupcake, you can certainly choose any cake flavor you like, but I am a Devils Food gal and this flavor did NOT dissappoint. Experiment with your own favorite flavor…make these your own! I imagine that a strawberry cake filled with sugar cookie dough would also be delish. So many possibilities, so little time. If you do try these, please come back here and tell me what flavors you used and how they turned out, won’t you?

Cookie Dough Cupcakes
makes 24

1 package Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Take & Bake Style

1 Devils Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/3 cup Water
3 eggs

Place the Cookie Dough in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours, so that it is completely frozen.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the cake mix using the above ingredients, not what it says on the box.

Line 24 muffin cups with liners, then add the cake mix evenly to each cup. Place on frozen cookie on the top of each cup, no need to push down.

Place tins in the oven and bake for 15-16 minutes. The time is less than ordinary cupcakes as you have much less batter to cook, and the goal of these cupcakes is to have cookie dough, not fully baked cookies. Yank them at 15 or 16 minutes, trust me.

Allow to cool, then top with your favorite icing…I chose a cream cheese buttercream and a chocolate cream cheese buttercream to top mine…both were excellent! Have fun!

Now, if you have made it this far, perhaps you are feeling alot of Pillsbury Love. Stick around, folks…we want to give you something! See my son Seven here? He’s got a Pillsbury Dough Boy he wants to share with YOU! And me? Well, I have a great Cooking Magazine that features past Pillsbury Bake-Off contestants and is chock FULL of easy recipes for you to try. Want to win? We have 2 of each…so click through for more details!

Thanks everyone for stopping by, I hope you have a great week!

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