It’s spring, and I know I should be craving a big bowl of fruit salad or a nice strawberry tart, but I can’t get chocolate off of my mind. There is too much love there. We get each other.

I spotted this beautiful recipe a while ago and have been saving it for a good enough occasion to eat like a maniac indulge in a big time sweet treat. Exam time was the perfect occasion, and these cupcakes got me through some tough organic chemistry problems. I mean, brownies and cookies together to make a cupcake? Puuuuulease!

That semi-naked brownie below gets me hot.

Anyway, to begin, preheat your oven to 350 and line 12 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Then slice store bought refrigerated cookie dough into 12 1/4 inch slices.

Place one slice of cookie dough in the bottom of each lined muffin tin. You can eat any extra…I demand it in fact! You can always make your own cookie dough too, but I needed these bad boys FAST and making everything myself was not an option that day. Waiting stinks.

Mix up that awesome store bought brownie mix following the instructions on the box. I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge.

Spoon brownie batter over the cookie dough, filling cups to about 2/3 full.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until brownies are set.

Remove from oven and cool on a cooking rack.

When the cupcakes are all set and cooled, get your frosting ready.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and milk on medium-low speed until smooth and combined. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat on low until just combined. Add chocolate syrup and increase speed to high. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Using a spatula, fold in marshmallow creme, just until swirled throughout. You don’t want it to be completely mixed in.

Pipe or frost icing on cookie brownies. Enjoy!

Cookbook Queen’s Cookie Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For Cupcakes:
  • Brownie batter (use homemade or mix, I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge prepared for cake-like brownies)
  • Regular sized tube of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • For Frosting:
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 7 1/2 oz jar marshmallow creme (I used fluff)

Instructions

    For Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 12 muffin tins with liners.
  2. Slice cookie dough into 12 1/4 inch slices and place one in the bottom of each lined muffin tin. Don't worry about any left-over cookie dough you might have--you will be eating it later.
  3. Spoon brownie batter over the cookie dough, filling cups to about 2/3 full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until brownies are set. Remove from oven and cool on a cooking rack.
  4. For Frosting:
  5. In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and milk on medium-low speed until smooth and combined. Add powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat on low until just combined. Add chocolate syrup and increase speed to high. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  6. Using a spatula, fold in marshmallow creme, just until swirled throughout. You don't want it to be completely mixed in.
  7. Pipe or frost on cookie brownies. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe adapted from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2012/05/09/cookbook-queens-cookie-brownie-cupcakes-with-chocolate-marshmallow-frosting/

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32 Responses to Cookbook Queen’s Cookie Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

  1. spiffycookie says:

    Yum, the chocolate marshmallow frosting seals this craving on me.

  2. fun! i’ve made brownie cupcakes before but i never thought of adding a layer of cookie dough in there, too. brilliant!

  3. Wow this sound and look wonderful, I love dense and rich cuocakes!

  4. michael says:

    Amazing! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Oh these sound amazing!!

  6. Villy says:

    Mega-slurp! Wow!

  7. anjig says:

    Brownies? Chocolate marshmellow frosting? You’re killing me here! And my waistline! (Off to get ingredients to make my own batch…

  8. Oh man these look amazing, Katrina! What a deeelish and decadent looking recipe. I’ve got to try it!

  9. Yum! These look so good, Katrina. Love the goodness going on here!

  10. Jamie Levine says:

    These look dangerous! I want to bathe in chocolate marshmallow frosting, btw.

  11. My sister has been bugging me to make these, they turned out beautifully!

  12. Well.. these are just the perfect quick treat! Love it! I wish I’d known this recipe when I brought baking to the kids’ school!

  13. machisan says:

    Woah! I love it! :D

  14. Meg says:

    Brilliant brilliant. I am making Cookies and Cups’ Pudge cake next weekend.. these remind me of it!

  15. Amrita says:

    That semi-naked brownie is getting me hot too. I can’t believe I haven’t tried these yet!

  16. Joanne says:

    Oh boy. The only thing more dangerous than cookie dough and brownies going on…is them happening in my kitchen at the SAME TIME. These look majorly addictive. Majorly.

  17. Oh man these look to die for!

  18. “That semi-naked brownie below gets me hot. ”

    I love this…

  19. WOW – these look so amazing! I bet it was hard to eat just one. :-)

  20. WOW – I bet it was hard to eat just one of these divine little cakes! Nicely done!!!

  21. That frosting looks so good! I’d probably eat the whole bowl.

  22. I really don’t see why those need frosting… they’re gorgeous on their own! But then again, who really needs a reason to smear something with marshmallow frosting? These look amazing!

    • haha, actually, I agree! I prefer them without the frosting. I frosted 6 out of the 12 cupcakes, and shared the frosted one’s with friends. But the frosting makes these so darn pretty…

  23. Tracey says:

    The cookie dough and brownie on top were awesome enough, but the frosting just takes it to another level. These look amazing!!

  24. Oh my glob! Did you just use cookie, brownie, cupcake, and marshmallow all in one recipe?!

  25. Deborah says:

    I love everything about these!!

  26. ohmygod. Immediately pinning this recipe and searching for any reason (at all) to make these!

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