Easy-Peasy Cookie Dough Cupcakes

First Post of 2021!

Kiddo and I wanted to make something for her Auntie H’s birthday. Auntie H and I have been friends for … a lot of years. I can’t remember. She and Uncle W recently moved into the other condo in our house. So, we have been thrilled to be near them, even while social distancing. Auntie H’s birthday plus a grocery delivery error of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough made the perfect excuse for us to try out this recipe.

It was super easy- so easy that Kiddo was confused. I took out the mixing bowl and told her we were going to make the cake. So she said, “Oh. I know we need flour, eggs, and vanilla. Right?” This was only the second time she has made a cake from a mix, so the idea that we were just adding eggs, oils, water, and the mix was shocking to her. She kept asking for the vanilla. LOL.

Easy-Peasy Cookie Dough Cupcakes Recipe


  • Pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough (feel free to use this delicious recipe)
  • Cake mix (we used yellow)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Frosting


  1. Form the cooking dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place the dough balls in the freezer for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; line or grease 24 muffin cups.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl. add the cake mix, oil and water and mix until smooth.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups about 2/3s full (we put too much in ours and they came out fine).
  5. Place a frozen dough ball in the center (or as close as your kiddo can get to the center) of each cupcake.
  6. Back the cupcakes for about 20 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick into the edge of the cupcake (not the cookie dough) to see if it comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  7. Frost and enjoy!

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