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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Friday, October 09, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

I usually don't "do" cakes or cupcakes. We aren't big cake eaters and I hate wasting food. Cookies are much easier to pawn off on people and we can freeze the dough or leftovers. I checked out Martha's Cupcake book from the library and decided it was time to give cupcakes a chance. Of course, I chose to bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes. I just love my cookies, sorry, it is an addiction:) I am slowly branching out steps:)

A cookie and a cupcake comibined? Hmmm. I wasn't sure what to expect. Would it be more like a cookie or more like a cupcake?

I had a little trouble getting them out of the paper cupcake wrappers. The tops of the cupcakes were peeling off. I wasn't planning on frosting them so I flipped them over and I am so glad I did. The chocolate chips made them presentable.

I took these to a neighborhood event and they were the first thing to go. So were they more like a cookie or a cupcake? Bake them and you decide:) Either way they are a tasty treat.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
Recipe from Martha Stewart

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. Whisk together the dry ingredients-flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cream the butter and sugars together on high speed, using a mixer. Mix until creamy and smooth. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl. Add in the vanilla and beat until smooth.
4. On low, add in the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the milk. End with the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
5. Pour batter into the muffin cups, use about a 1/4 cup. Bake cupcakes for about 20 minutes. Use a toothpick to test them. It should come out clean when they are done baking.
6. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack and cool before removing papers.
7. I removed the papers and served the cupcakes upside down to show off the chocolate chips. You can make frosting if you wish.

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Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Either way, it looks tasty to me!

4:11 AM  
Blogger Simply Life said...

Oh those are adorable!

5:51 AM  
Blogger VeggieGirl said...

Cookie & cupcake in one = love it!

And I'm the same - give me a cookie over a cake or cupcake any day ;)

6:19 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

I would have never known you had trouble getting them out of the wrapper- they look perfect! Glad the neighborhood enjoyed them.

Hope you two have some nice weekend plans. I'm hoping for lots of exercise and relaxing. Teaching Body Attack today, Body Step tomorrow, and have an 8 mile run planned for Sunday. Glad you are loving pump and combat! I am getting pump certified in November

6:23 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

These are so cute! What a great idea. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

6:42 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Who cares if they are a cookie or a cupcake as long as they taste good!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are lovely!



6:54 AM  
Blogger tspegar said...

i just made these this week too! see... we really should just bake together! :) yummy!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Those are adorable!!!!!!!! You take wonderful baby steps!

6:59 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I love these! I don't think I could ever decide over a cookie, cupcake or cake--I truly love them all.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Those are so cute! I am not a cupcake kind of guy and haven't made a cake in a long time (the diet, ya know? :-p ) but these are making me wanna turn my oven on.

7:48 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

i love that you just flipped them over instead of frosting them hehe too funny!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

How cute and portion control!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

i do cakes. i do cupcakes. i do cookies. i do pie. i don't discriminate when it comes to desserts. :) great creation, maria.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Carrian said...

Those are way cute! Great Idea!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

You are a cookie lovin' lady! :) So, did YOU love them? I've been baking from that book and have mixed emotions.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Cute and delicious - great recipe.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

MARIA THESE LOOK SO DELICIOUS! Omg I want them right this instant! p.s. I tried that whole cleanse that I was telling you about in SF... it will just never work because all I do is think about food 24/7!

Hahaha! Hope your having a good day! xo

9:51 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Those are dang cute, love it!

10:01 AM  
Blogger CB said...

Come to the dark side... we have cupcakes. *Muhahaha* Hmm... so does that mean that the "good size" has cookies? Naaaahhhh... Glad to read yummy review on MS chocolate chip cookie cupcakes. My husband has been begging me for the PB ones. Might have to bake some up this weekend. (What can I say? You make me competitive! HA!)

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Cate said...

These are so fun! I love that they combine two of my favorite desserts!

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Elle said...

The bottoms (which are now the tops) look like cookies! Looks good!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Too cute. They are like little hybrid cookie cupcakes!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

They look delicious! I haven't tried those yet, but the peanut butter cookie cupcakes in there are amazing!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

ooh, yeah, i think cookies win :)

11:23 AM  
Blogger Esi said...

They sound like a good idea..especially for fans of both.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

They look sweet and delectable whatever they are called. Very nice!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

personally, i think those are adorable and look really yummy!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

so yummy! and i love the plate you used for them!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum! The best of both worlds.
And I love your plate and cake stand!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Mac Daddy said...

Mmmmmmm... :P I LOVE cupcakes! These look so yummy and I like the fact you didn't put frosting on them, sometimes that can be a little too overpowering.

Miss you guys!!!!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I can't wait to start making the cookie cupcakes from Martha's book! These look delicious :)

3:17 PM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

I just bought the cupcake book also. I like cupcakes - because they are smaller versions of cake and easier to give away! They look yummy to me!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

The title of this post made my heart skip a beat! LOL Looks totally fabulous!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

I have this book! I can't wait to make them!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Velva said...

This looks really great! I can see why they would go quickly. These are great for kids. I just need a good cup of coffee and a couple of these cupcakes and I would be pretty happy.
Nice blog post.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

A tasty treat indeed

7:42 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

YUM! The list of yummy treats I have taken from you keeps getting longer and longer :)

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the idea of serving them upside down! They look delicious with the chocolate chips on "top".

9:14 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

I saw these in the book and couldn't figure them out either. I see how they're more cake, but do they taste like cookies?

I guess I'll have to make them and see.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

The best of both worlds for me, a cake AND a cookie!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

They look delicious and I really want your cake plate! :)

7:00 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Maria, this idea is very cool! I would even think to pair it with a small glass of a white sauce to present the whole cookies and milk dunking ritual!

7:14 AM  
Anonymous angela@spinachtiger said...

We Do lots of cupcakes here. They do freeze well and just when you need a little snack. These would be perfect.Adorable.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a cool idea, they look addicting! We give away a lot of sweets too.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Congrats on the Foodie Blogroll!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous veron said...

You are kidding me! This is simply too cute!

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll have to try these. They sound yummy.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Two of my favorite things! I've had that issue with the cupcake liners sticking. I wonder why that happens...

1:59 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

These are adorable! I like making cupcakes better than cakes too - I usually mess cakes up!

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

My opinion is that you can never go wrong with chocolate chips. Everyone loves them. Nice job!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Davis family said...

I was looking for something like this because my daughter's teacher is "anti-cupcake", but I have the cutest cupcake papers, so I thought I'd make cookies in them. Do the papers look nice enough to leave on once the cookie is baked in them? Would they be easy enough to remove for the kids to do it themselves when it's time to eat?

7:35 AM  
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7:36 AM  
Blogger The Food Hunter said...

they sure look really good!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I can see why they were the first to go - they look great!

6:29 PM  

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