For the cookie dough: 2 sticks softened butter 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 4 tbsp milk 1 tbsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup mini chocolate chips
For the cupcakes:
Use your favorite cake mix. I have made these with a chocolate cake mix and a yellow cake mix and both of them were delicious.
For the frosting: 3 sticks softened butter 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract
To make the cookie dough, combine the butter and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 mins. Beat in milk and vanilla until incorporated and smooth. Beat in the flour and salt until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a 1.5 tbsp scoop, shape the dough into balls or tubes. Freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet overnight.
To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners (24 total). In a bowl, mix cake mix as directed.
Fill the prepared cupcake liners 2/3 full with the cupcake batter. Place a frozen cookie dough ball on the top center of each cupcake.
Bake according to the directions on the cake mix.
To make the frosting, combine the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and cream on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in the salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips!