Yes, I have made these before. I am not sure I have posted about them on my Tumblr though and I am 99% sure I did not use this same recipe. So here goes-
I will admit, I used a boxed cupcake recipe. In my experience you can get a much more moist cupcake working with some kind of boxed mix, so thats what I did. Plus after being home sick for 2 days I did not have the energy to do much more.
Find the link to the original recipe I used, with a suggestion for homemade cake mix here.
Make this ahead of time. Form into balls and freeze for at least a few hours before making the cupcake batter so that the dough will not cook when you bake the cupcakes. This made WAY more dough than I needed for 24 cupcakes.
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugars. Then add in the milk and vanilla and mix well. Add in the flour and salt until blended. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips. Follow instructions as seen above.
Then I made my cake batter a la Pillsbury :) Fill 24 cupcake liners with your frozen cookie dough balls. Then, fill each with about 3 tbsp of cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.
Here comes the frosting. Now, I did not follow instructions and did not cream the brown sugar with the butter before adding the powdered sugar, that is the only thing that I can figure out that would have given my frosting the slightly gritty (sugary) texture that it did. However, I was under the influence of cough syrup while making this so apparently following a recipe in that condition is not my strong suit. OR it could be that brown sugar just does not incorporate well into frosting because of its courser texture. You decide if you want to use it. The taste was fine but the texture was off-putting for some who were expecting a smooth creamy frosting.
3 sticks butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Then, slowly mix in the powdered sugar. Lastly add in salt milk and vanilla extract. Add more milk if you want it change the consistency to thinner. More powdered sugar if you want it thicker.
Frost your cupcakes then top with the mini chocolate chips.