A Great Saturday to Bake

With the weather outside rainy and cold I figured this was the perfect day to do some baking but, what recipe to bake??? I always have a list of cookbook recipes and blog recipes I really want to try. I decided on this one … thanks so much to Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen for posting this amazing recipe for Cookie Cake Cupcakes!!

I will say that this is not a quick recipe it has several steps but, if you have time to spare – which I did today, you will not be disappointed.

First step is to whip up a cake mix – I went with Duncan Hines Devil Food. Just prepare as directed on box and set aside.

Second step is to break out a package of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough. You could also make your own but, I was trying to simplify a little. Scoop out a small amount and flatten then place in bottom of a lined cupcake tin. You should get 24 small scoops out of your cookie dough.

Third step is to fill each cupcake tin 2/3 full with the cake batter. I just used my cookie scoop to make this a quick task.

Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until cupcake is set.

While cupcakes are cooling prepare frosting. You can choose your favorite buttercream, use a store bought or follow Kristan’s recipe for Super Sweet White Frosting. This really tastes like the frosting they use on the cookie cakes you get at the Great American Cookie Company.

Next step after frosting the cupcakes was to make some chocolate chip cookies from another package of refrigerated dough. Once they cooled I sliced them in half and added them to the tops of the cupcakes.

In the end this is what the yummy goodness looked like on the inside …

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