Friday, October 25, 2019

Recipe of the Month ~ Kris Bock's Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Cookie Dough Cupcakes From Kris Bock

I'm not typically a big fan of cupcakes or cake. Too often they are dry and bland. But not these!

If you love chocolate chip cookies, these are for you. A chocolate chip cupcake has a ball of chocolate chip cookie dough in the center. The cookie dough ball bakes less than the outer cupcake, leaving it gooey. Cookie dough frosting adds even more great cookie dough taste!

1 package refrigerated  cookie dough (or 1 cup homemade)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup butter, softened
3⁄4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 cup mini chocolate chips

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 6 tablespoons milk, as needed
1 cup mini chocolate chips

1.    Roll a tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball. Repeat until you have 12 balls. Chill them while you work.
2.    Preheat the oven to 375°F. Put cupcake liners in the cupcake pan and spray them with cooking spray.
3.    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
4.    In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Blend in the vanilla.
5.    Slowly add half of the dry mixture while mixing. Keep mixing as you add the milk. Blend in the remaining flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup mini chocolate chips.
6.    Spoon the batter into the cupcake pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
7.    Place a ball of cookie dough on each cupcake and gently press it down until the cupcake batter almost covers the ball of dough.
8.    Bake for 18-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the edge of the cupcakes should come out clean. The central dough balls will still be sticky. Cool while you make the frosting.
9.    For the frosting, place the brown sugar, confectioners sugar, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix on low until combined and creamy.
10.   Add the flour. Mix on medium speed until blended and creamy. Slowly add milk until the frosting is a good thickness for spreading. Use a spoon to blend in the mini chocolate chips.
11.    Spread or pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.

Short Book Blurb:
What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. Renovating an old restaurant, hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats – keeps her plenty busy. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and most of all her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming to be a master baker himself. The café doesn't need another baker, but maybe Marley needs a man. Surely she'll fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to pour on the sugar and turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the fluffy marshmallow of a cat who steals his heart.


Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat café. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats.

Kris also writes romantic suspense set in the Southwestern U.S. If you love Mary Stewart or Barbara Michaels, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting, archaeology, and intrigue in the Southwest. Sign up for Kris Bock’s newsletter for announcements of new books, sales, and more.

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  1. Hi Kris, these look delicious! And your book, a cat Cafe. Can't wait to read it.