Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

A delicious cupcake made with chocolate chip cookie butter and topped with a chocolate chip cookie frosting. The ultimate chocolate chip cookie lover’s dream!

Warning: I will be using the words “chocolate chip cookie” a lot in this post.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CUPCAKES. A soft, moist and flavorful cookie butter cupcake topped with a chocolate cookie frosting. The ultimate chocolate chip cookie lover's dream!Since I missed everyone last week, I wanted to make something extra special for this week. I decided to combine two of my favorite things, chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes, so, without further adieu, I present to you, The Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake. It looks like a cupcake and taste like a chocolate chip cookie.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CUPCAKES. A soft, moist and flavorful cookie butter cupcake topped with a chocolate cookie frosting. The ultimate chocolate chip cookie lover's dream.The cupcake has a soft, moist, and delicate texture, with a light, fluffy frosting. It tastes like chocolate mousse with some subtle chocolate chip cookie pieces added in. I used President’s Choice The Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Spread in both the batter and frosting, which gave these cupcakes a real chocolate chip cookie taste. The cookie butter also makes the cupcakes extra moist.

President's Choice decadent chocolate chip cookie spreadI actually bought this spread thinking it was similar to Nutella and I was pleasantly surprised after my first spoonful. It’s a rich chocolatey spread with crunchy chocolate chip cookie pieces in it. Simply put, it’s “chocolate chip cookie heaven in a jar.”

Now, this product is only available to us lucky Canadians. However, Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter & Cocoa Swirl and Lotus Biscoff Spread would also work the same way in this recipe. The Speculoos cookie butter will add a hint of spice to the cupcakes, and if you’re using Biscoff as a substitute, add 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder to the batter and frosting for the same chocolate flavor.

chocolate chip cookie cupcakes-1I’ve read from other blogs that cookie butter makes a great frosting, and they weren’t kidding. Chocolatey smooth like a dessert mousse with little cookie bits hidden inside. My husband thought it looked and tasted like soft serve ice cream. Whatever it looks like, this is by far the best chocolate buttercream you will ever eat.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CUPCAKES. A soft, moist and flavorful cookie butter cupcake topped with a chocolate cookie frosting. The ultimate chocolate chip cookie lover's dream!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

  • Servings: makes 12 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup all-purpose flour (if using Biscoff, substitute 2 tbsp of flour with unsweetened cocoa)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used minis)

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1/2 cup chocolate chip cookie butter

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp vanilla

Buttercream Ingredients

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1/2 cup chocolate chip cookie butter

1 & 1/2 cup icing sugar

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa (only if using Biscoff)

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp milk


1) Preheat oven to 350Β°F and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.

2) In a medium bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Set aside.

3) In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, egg, cookie butter, milk and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients and gently fold together until just combined.

4) Divide the batter among the 12 cupcake liners and bake for about 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

5) To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer and cream together the butter and cookie spread. Combine the icing sugar. Then add the vanilla, salt and milk. Blend until smooth and fluffy.

Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Recipe by Little Sweet Baker

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  1. dangerously cute!

  2. These look absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for bringing them to the party! Hehe…I might have to have a few of them πŸ™‚

  3. I’m sort of glad that we don’t have this spread here in Australia – it’s certainly saving me from going up a size or three in my jeans! These cupcakes look beautiful and I bet they tasted just as delicious. Cookie + cupcake = no need to choose between the two! Thanks Lily πŸ™‚

  4. Looks yummy! Chocolate chip cookie in a cup cake…is the ultimate chocolate experience. I must try this! I love the icing curling up! Heavenly!

  5. How cute are those cupcakes!? looks so moist and delicious… Yumm!!

  6. The crumb in these cupcakes looks insanely moist! Will try this recipe out when the occasion calls for some choc cupcakes πŸ˜‰ And that mini cookie toppers are adorable!

  7. Very very interesting! I have tasted cookie butter at Trader Joes.

  8. Oh these look so good, Lily! Chocolate chip cookie love happening! πŸ™‚

  9. Ooh love the choc chip cookies on the cupcake, this is some serious chocolate chip cookie cupcake recipe!

  10. these have to be the best chocolate cupcakes i have seen in a while.. they are perfect! i would give the recipe a go however i doubt mine would look as good.. love the little cookies. yum!

  11. huntfortheverybest says:

    i’d love one of these right now!

  12. Your desserts always look so good Lily!

  13. Lily, these are some very pretty cupcakes. I love the way you piped the frosting on top of the cake. So neat and professional. πŸ™‚

  14. They look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Chocolate chip cookie lover’s dream indeed Lily! Just divine πŸ˜€

  16. Oh Lily, this is my sort of party food!

  17. Hi Lily, fabulous as usual. I love the little cookie on top photo! Thanks for bringing these treats to the party this week!

  18. These look amazing Lily πŸ™‚

  19. Stunning cakes and beautiful icing! Certainly looks decadent πŸ™‚

  20. Looks very yummy Lily!

  21. Wow Lily:-) looks delicious

  22. This is too cute! I love the tiny cookie on top πŸ™‚

  23. Very NICE! πŸ˜›

  24. These look so tempting, won’t be able to resist them at Fiesta Friday πŸ™‚

  25. Yum!! These look so good! I will have to try this out sometime πŸ™‚

  26. These sound simply lovely! Yummy! am salivating looking at this….thanx for sharing this here..Happy Fiesta friday..

  27. These look great Lily! Thanks for bringing them to FF πŸ™‚

  28. Yum!! These sound amazing, and look so pretty

  29. LILY! These cupcakes look like heaven to me! πŸ˜€
    I am so happy that you brought these to FF this week!
    Really, they look to die for…
    Happy Fiesta Friday!

  30. Wooooo… This is super yummmy!!!
    I love cup cakes😊!!
    Glad to mert you and thanks for bringing this awesome cupcakes…
    Happy FF

  31. Oh wow. These look incredible! I only just discovered regular cookie butter, but now I need chocolate chip cookie butter right now!

  32. Glad you are back this week Lily! Wow, that spread sounds amazing! And these cupcakes?! Wow!!!

  33. I was unaware of this President’s Choice product so thanks for bringing it to my attention. Great idea to combine cupcakes with the flavour of chocolate chip cookies – they look absolutely delicious. Glad you were able to make it to Fiesta Friday this week and hope you meet some of the wonderfully creative guests.

    • Thank you Hilda. I always have a blast at FF, lots of wonderful ppl to chat with and fab food to share. Nice meeting you:)

  34. These look heavenly delish! So pretty! πŸ™‚

  35. Wooow!! These are so good, Lily! I am glad you said that this chocolate chip spread could be replaced by Biscoff (or cookie butter in my case). Looking forward to making these! πŸ˜€ Happy FF to you!


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