The first step in this process, is to make the cookie dough. I made mine a day ahead to save a little time this morning.
Obviously this looks and tastes like regular cookie dough...but somehow, better? It also works best to use mini chocolate chips.
Form into balls using a Tablespoon to measure. I made 24 balls and 6 miniature sized balls for mini cupcakes. I still had cookie dough leftover, so my husband helped me out by eating it :) Place these in the freezer for at least 2 hours- this step cannot be rushed or skipped.
Next, prepare a cake mix according to box directions. I used yellow cake for mine.
I also was not thinking and made this in a bowl that was MUCH too small!
Line muffin tin with cupcake papers and spoon in cake batter until 2/3 full. Place one frozen chocolate chip dough ball in the center of each cupcake.
I also made 6 mini cupcakes for Robyn.
Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the outer edge comes out clean.
I may have over-baked the mini cupcakes a little bit, but Robyn didn't seem to mind!
Next, I had to try the Milky Way Frosting. How could it be bad? You chop up Milky Way candy bars and melt in the microwave with butter, milk and vanilla. I doubled the recipe.
After the chocolate mixture has melted, stir in the powdered sugar. I actually used my mixer for this to make sure I got it nice and smooth. I allowed it to cool and then I transferred to a Ziploc bag and swirled onto the top of each cupcake. The instructions for this were right on- it spreads and smooths perfectly.
I bought these adorable cupcake liners and pinwheels (made by Wilton) for extra 4th of July fun!
And Robyn loves sprinkles...so the mini ones were topped with festive sprinkles!
Umm...yum. I don't know what else to say but...I'm in love!!