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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

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I recently found this great recipe for a cookie cupcake.  It’s actually a cookie baked in a muffin pan that ends up looking like a cupcake. I’m calling it a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake.

Although I’m not certain if it’s technically a cupcake or a cookie, I can undoubtedly call it adorable.  I wish I could say this is my original idea but it’s not, I found it in a great kids cookbook. What I can say is I’ve tested this recipe and can honestly say that it worked out great. This delightfully unique cookie-cupcake is refreshingly simple and the final outcome is impressive. Not only is it a fun recipe to make with the kids (my three year old helped me), but it’s also a great idea to keep on hand for special celebrations and gatherings. I hope you love these as much as I do!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

I kept it real simple by following the instructions exactly. I used pre made break-apart mini chocolate chip cookie dough. I broke each piece off at the scored line. Then rolled each piece into a ball and placed into a mini muffin pan that was lined with paper baking cups. I placed them into a pre heated 350 degree F oven.

Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes


NOTE: You could try using your own favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe if you prefer. Although I have not tested it out, I would use about a tablespoon of dough per cup. Do a test batch to be certain.

Here are some ideas you’ll need to make these:

I baked them for about 10 minutes. I learned from the first batch that it is best to take them out even if they look a little soft. Let the pan cool down a few minutes before removing them to set aside and cool. Please know that since these are not made with an actual cupcake batter the center will probably sink a little bit but decorating them with frosting covers the little dent. You can make these in advance and store them in an airtight container for up to one week (personally, I would refrigerate them). Frost them when you are ready to serve.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

For the frosting, I melted the chocolate chips and butter in a small microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes (or until melted), on half power. Then removed and mixed well until smooth.  I Gradually added the milk and powdered sugar. Once mixed through and smooth I put the frosting in the refrigerator for about a 1/2 hour.

Homemade Chocolate Frosting


When it’s time to serve them you can either spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the cookie or place frosting into a pastry bag with a star or flower tip. (I used a small plastic pastry decorating bottle with a star tip).   

Pipe each cupcake with a small dollop of frosting in the center of the cookie along with a few colored sprinkles on top. 

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes



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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Mini chocolate chip cookies baked in a muffin pan to look like cupcakes.


  • 1 package of break-apart mini chocolate chip cookie dough 16 oz
  • 1 mini muffin pan
  • 40 mini paper baking cups
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of confectionary/powdered sugar
  • Colored sprinkles or other sprinkle decors
  • Optional: pastry bag with star tip


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a mini muffin pan with paper baking cups.
  • Break apart the dough along the pre cut sections and roll into a ball. Place into the prepared muffin pan. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the cookie cupcakes for about 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat until you get the desired quantity.

For the frosting

  • Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes (or until melted) on half power. Gradually beat in the sugar and milk until well blended. Refrigerate frosting for a half hour before ready to use.
  • Pipe frosting onto each cupcake (or spread on) and decorate with sprinkle decors.
  • Serve with or without the liners.


Bake time is about 10 minutes per pan.
Do not overcook - slightly underdone is ok as they will continue to cook a few minutes more once removed from the oven.
Keyword Chocolate Chip, Cookies
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