Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes.  Super easy and extremely tasty.  And who wouldn't want a chocolate chip cookie in the form of a cupcake?!  These wont last long when you make them.  You can use chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, or mini chocolate chips in these - all work great.  Just make sure to dredge them in flour before you add them to the batter so they don't all sink to the bottom. 

This comes together quickly like a regular cookie does and before you know it, you're scooping the dough out into the cupcake tins and baking them off.  I do suggest letting them cool at least an hour before you eat them.  If you don't wait, the cupcake sticks to the liner and its a giant mess - yes, my family didn't wait the first time I made was a lesson learned.  There was a lot of picking pieces off of the liners.  I suggest waiting until they are cooled.  :)

You will make these a lot after the first time.  If you want, you can even frost them and make them a true cupcake. I used dark chocolate frosting on them once and they were amazing.  Tasty naked or with frosting. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
makes 24

 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
8 oz semisweet chocolate - chips or chunks

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.  Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream butter and both sugars until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Beat in vanilla.  Reduce speed to low.  Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the milk, and beating until combined after each.  Stir in chocolate.
  3. Fill each lined cup with 1/4 cup batter.  Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until pale golden and a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes.  Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. 

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