Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

Fudgy homemade brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting on top. One incredible dessert that you’ll want to make again and again!

Fudgy homemade brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting on top. One incredible dessert that you'll want to make again and again!
Fudgy homemade brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting on top. One incredible dessert that you'll want to make again and again!

There’s also nothing like kicking off the summer with dense fudgy brownies, cupcakes, and cookie dough. Step aside bikini…

Fudgy homemade brownie cupcakes with cookie dough frosting on top. One incredible dessert that you'll want to make again and again!

These fudge brownie cupcakes are so chocolatey that your head will spin. They aren’t light and fluffy like regular cupcakes, nor are they as dense as brownies.  But they are so rich, so moist, so fudgy, and will practically melt in your mouth. Eating one is by far, the best chocolate experience I’ve ever had. Yes, the brownie cupcakes themselves are an experience.

Now, let’s move on to the frosting. It’s like pure (egg-free!) cookie dough, but smooth enough to slather onto a cupcake or a graham cracker or a pretzel (trust me).

I’m really just going to shut up with the blabber because… let’s face it, when you put a brownie & a cupcake & cookie dough together, there really are no words. Like I said before, step aside bikini.

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Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakes


Brownie Cupcakes

  • 4 ounces unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (94g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temp
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (157g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk (I used vanilla almond milk, but soy or regular would be fine)
  • 1 cup (180g) mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.  Line 12 muffin tins with baking cups or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Melt the chopped chocolate and sliced butter together in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each until completely smooth and combined.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.  Stir in sugar, then vanilla.  Add in eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Mix in the flour and salt.
  3. Pour batter into 12 muffin tins and bake for 20-23 minutes.  Mine took 22 minutes.  A toothpick inserted in the center will have moist crumbs.  Be careful not to overbake the cupcakes.
  4. For the frosting: While the cupcakes are cooling in the pan, make the frosting. With an electric or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar at medium speed. Add the vanilla and beat well. Stir in the flour and salt until doughy. Stir in the milk and beat until fluffy. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Frost cooled cupcakes.

Sally's Notes:

*I find these cupcakes are best served cold. I kept mine in the fridge. It also helped to avoid the cookie dough frosting from melting.

*You could easily use boxed brownie mix as a shortcut, but you would need to adjust the frosting accordingly since the cookie dough frosting recipe below only makes enough for 10-12 cupcakes.

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108 Responses to “Fudge Brownie Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.”

  1. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted May 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

    SOOOOO yummy. I love cookie dough! Especially when there are no eggs and I have no fear of sickness or death by cookie. :)


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Haha I agree Dorothy! Thanks for checking them out. I posted them on Crazy Sweet Tuesday :)


  2. #
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted May 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

    OMG, these would be perfect as a birthday treat for me today! But I’m oven-less for the next few weeks… so I will just drool over your pictures instead. :) Happy birthday again, I think it’s neat our birthdays are so close together – I swear I feel I’m most like fellow Geminis!


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 11:33 am

      I made them just for you Liz haha!! We are practically twins! So excited for your eBook. Hope you aren’t without an oven for TOO long!


  3. #
    sarah k @ the pajama chefposted May 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

    hope you had a super fun birthday! i turned 27 last month…it’s super great. :)

    and i LOVE the idea of cookie dough frosting!


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Thanks so much Sarah! 27 hasn’t been too bad so far ;)


  4. #
    Cassieposted May 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Cookie dough frosting is heavenly. These look amazing!


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Cassie! I kinda sorta have a huge crush on this frosting- pairs SO well with fudgy brownie cupcakes. :)


  5. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted May 29, 2012 at 11:21 am

    That frosting! That’s all I want and I’d be very, very happy! But then the cupcakes…mmmm, so good. Great recipe & pics!


  6. #
    Mrs. Williamsposted May 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Happy Birthday!!

    These look amazing. Me & my bikini already had a talk & she won’t be coming out this year. I’m pinning this & hopefully will make them soon!


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Haha! This made me laugh! And THANK YOU for the birthday wishes :)


  7. #
    Shirley@bells-bakeryposted May 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    These look amaaaaazing! Ive never had cookie dough frosting but after this I am definately trying it. I wish I was eating one (or 5 lol) right now :)


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Shirley! The cookie dough frosting is the best part – I ate the off the top of the cupcake first! ;)


  8. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted May 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I am totally ok with my head spinning as long as I have two of these cupcakes…one in each hand!!! Who cares about wearing a swim suit with cupcakes this yummy around? My only fear…I might eat all of the frosting before it makes it on top of the cupcakes;-)


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      The swimsuit was the last thing on my mind as I sunk my teeth into that cookie dough frosting ;)


  9. #
    Erika - The Teenage Tasteposted May 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I love two-for-one desserts -especially anything having to do with cookie dough. Bring on the sweets!


    • Sallyreplied on May 29th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      I agree, two for one desserts are perfect – like cheesecake brownies or cake mix cookies. ;)


  10. #
    Back For Secondsposted May 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I am into all things cookie lately and these look awesome! Especially since my other obsssions are brownies and frosting. Yummmmmm!


    • Sallyreplied on May 30th, 2012 at 6:29 am

      brownies + cookie dough + frosting + cupcakes = all my obsessions too :)


  11. #
    Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    seriously, just hand be the frosting bowl and a few pieces of cake and i’ll be a-okay! this looks so gorgeous, sally. i love how the frosting isn’t perfect and that it’s just smothered on in a rustic look. it looks so pretty! these would be a hit at a party for sure!


    • Sallyreplied on May 30th, 2012 at 6:32 am

      I am surprised that frosting even made it onto these cupcakes. It was seriously SO good Julie! And yes, I love the “plopped on” frosting look – I didn’t have patience to pipe or make it all look neat! :)


  12. #
    Raynaposted May 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    These look sinful and I love your pictures! Brownies, cookie dough, and cupcakes all in one package have to be a winner.


    • Sallyreplied on May 30th, 2012 at 6:33 am

      Thanks Rayna! They are a winner in my book that’s for sure!


  13. #
    Baking Serendipityposted May 30, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Truthfully, I’m totally impressed any of that frosting made it on the cupcakes. I would have eaten it straight…in crazy ridiculous amounts. (Sorry, bikini.) Love these!


    • Sallyreplied on May 30th, 2012 at 6:33 am

      Sorry bikini is right… and I am SO surprised I had cookie dough frosting leftover from all of my “taste testing” to throw on top of these ;)


  14. #
    Sabrinaposted May 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Happy belated, love! I was trying to think of something to bake up this weekend, and I thought I had it figured out…Then you come up with these! I definitely think I may have to change my game plan. So much for my diet. I swear I start one every week and ruin it with chocolate.

    Sally, you are a diet ruin-er! ;) Thank you…no really.


    • Sallyreplied on May 30th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      ahhh!! I’m sorry to ruin your diet, Sabrina! My boyfriend and friends say that to me all the time… ooops! Let me know if you bake these this weekend. :)


  15. #
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  16. #
    Monicaposted May 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Wow! These are exactly like the ones they serve professionally for $4 at Holy Cow, Cupcakes! Nicely done.


    • Sallyreplied on May 31st, 2012 at 5:53 am

      Thank you Monica! :)


  17. #
    Reeniposted May 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Just when I thought brownie cupcakes couldn’t possibly get any better! I loves that frosting! Brownies + cookie dough = my 2 top favorites = heavenly bliss.


  18. #
    Ashleyposted May 31, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Ok, so you have combined my favorite things and now I just must try this. It looks so good. Can’t go wrong with chocolate and cookie dough, what a treat!!! Thanks for sharing. You have also just gained another blog follower.


  19. #
    Michelleposted June 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! I do love a good brownie and to frost it with cookie dough frosting is over the top.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a great weekend.



    • Sallyreplied on June 2nd, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Thanks for hosting, as always Michelle! :)


  20. #
    kirstenposted June 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    oh my goodness! these look amazing! after looking at your recipes i find myself wanting to make every single one! only problem is i can’t pick one. they all sound amazing.


  21. #
    valposted June 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    There are no words to describe my love for this cupcake.


    • Sallyreplied on June 15th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Um yes… me too Val. Literally addicting.


  22. #
    Noahposted January 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I couldnt wait to make these at home and I LOVED these cupcakes. They are so moist inside and the frosting is to die for.


    • Sallyreplied on January 14th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Noah! You can delete that response I just wrote to you – sent it to the wrong reader! but I am SO glad that you loved these brownie cupcakes! they are one of my favorite cupcakes, no doubt about it. Thanks for letting me know you loved them!


  23. #
    Andreaposted January 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I’m a little confused, the cookie frosting is baked or not?


    • Sallyreplied on January 17th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Andrea – no the frosting is egg-free cookie dough frosting; it is not baked on the cupcake. Frosted on the cupcake after they cool from the oven.


  24. #
    Kellyposted January 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    This frosting is delicious! When I eat it I can’t believe it’s frosting and not cookie dough! I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to replace the color lost from not having the egg yolks and a dash of cinnamon to make it taste exactly like my cookie dough :)


    • Sallyreplied on January 21st, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Hi Kelly! I know, I love this frosting so much. I love your idea of adding cinnamon! I’ll have to try that next time. :) Thanks for letting me know you love it!


  25. #
    Lisaposted January 31, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Can this recipe be made in a cake pan such as 9×13? Anyone try this?


    • Sallyreplied on January 31st, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      There is not enough batter for 9×13 – i’d try 9×9 or 8×8 instead. Thanks Lisa!


  26. #
    Cindyposted February 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    This icing tasted way to salty for my taste.


    • Sallyreplied on February 4th, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Thanks for reporting back! You may always add more sugar to offset the salt.


  27. #
    Julieposted February 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    These cupcakes look amazing! I was just wondering though if i could substitute the unsalted butter (for both the cupcake and frosting) for Margarine? Thanks a bunch! Can’t wait to make these!


    • Sallyreplied on February 14th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Julie! You may certainly substitute Margarine. I’ve never personally tried it before, but a reader of mine has and had success. So I can’t speak from my own experience.


  28. #
    Donnaposted March 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Is the flour in icing plain or self rising?


    • Sallyreplied on March 5th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      just plain all-purpose flour


  29. #
    Lilyposted April 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    This is probably a REALLY stupid question but how did you frost these to make them look like that? Did you use a frosting bag or just a butter knife (I am a master baker, I know!)? Thank you!!


    • Sallyreplied on April 24th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Hey Lily! I just used a knife.


  30. #
    Diedre R.posted May 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I just made these last night (co-worker birthday today!) and they turned out EXTREMELY well! I was using the “toothpick test” for doneness and baked them for 17 minutes before I scrolled down and saw others’ comments about baking time and doneness. I tested them once more, and there was still a little batter on the toothpick, so I pulled them out immediately. They ended up moist and had good flavor, whew!

    I had to make a minimum of 9 cupcakes, so I just made 1.5X batter and 1.5X frosting recipes (i.e., divided each ingredient in 1/2 and then added that to the quantity listed). The amount was absolutely perfect for 12 cupcakes – yay extras! I piled a MILE of frosting on top of those babies and still had about 1 cupcake’s worth of frosting leftover for the hubby to demolish ;)

    Thanks, Sally, for another amazing recipe!


    • Sallyreplied on May 7th, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Hey Dierdre! How perfect. :) This is a classic recipe of mine and a reader favorite, too. So glad they were moist and udgy for you. The frosting – oh heavens, it is so good! Thanks for reporting back to me, I appreciate it!


  31. #
    Teresa Dposted May 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Hey Sally! Yesterday was my friend’s 16th birthday and I tried making these for her but mine turned out like chocolate rocks :( I tested them to see if they were done and the insides were like goo until after I baked them for 10 minutes. What should they be like when they are done baking? Any tips? I know I measured the flour and everything correctly, so I definitely think I over baked them :(


    • Sallyreplied on May 22nd, 2013 at 5:18 am

      Hi Teresa! They would be slightly fudgy, moist, with a few wet crumbs in teh center – like most brownies. It sounds like your oven temperature is off if they middle was straight “goo.” I use an oven thermometer because my oven is almost 20F degrees hotter than what the dial states (it’s a very, very old oven).


      • Teresa Dreplied on May 22nd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

        okay thanks so much for the tips! I’ll have to try and make them again soon because they just look soooo delish :)

  32. #
    Dodie Casonposted June 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Made the brownie with cookiedough and sprinkle cupcakes for my nephews birthday party. They both turned out AWESOME!


    • Sallyreplied on June 3rd, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Both are amazing birthday treats. :) I’m glad they were both a hit! Thanks so much Dodie!


  33. #
    Adrieposted June 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I just made these, filled them with ice cream and froze them but they are soooo good :) definitely saving this recipe :)


    • Sallyreplied on June 26th, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Love the idea of ice cream with them. Yum!


  34. #
    rachaelposted July 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    those sound delish i want one right now i like the cookie dough as frosting


  35. #
    Grace Donohoeposted July 22, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Hi there i am assuming that in the degrees mentioned its in fahrenheit. I’m from australia and when i degrees I assume our degrees could it be possible to put f’s next to them please.

    can’t wait to make these for my sister

    thanks :)


    • Sallyreplied on July 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Hi Grace – yes, it is Fahrenheit.


  36. #
    Heatherposted July 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I just made these in a mini-muffin pan. I made 3 dozen, baked for 8-9 min and piled them high with the cookie dough frosting. They are great! Can’t wait to serve them at girls’ night tonight. Oh, and I made the mint chocolate chip cupcakes last week and they were a huge hit with my family, even my non-mint loving husband. Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on July 30th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Heather, I’m so glad you are loving these recent recipes! You chose a couple great ones to make. Thanks for reporting back!


  37. #
    LyndaSposted September 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Those look fantastic! I just might have to make some later. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  38. #
    Therese E.posted October 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I love love love your blog! Been trying your recipes and they’re all so yummy!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    I have a question with this recipe though, is it okay to use Dark Sweet chocolate? How about Semisweet? Should I adjust the sugar when using them? Sadly, I ran out of Biitersweet or Unsweetened chocolate :(

    Hope to hear from you! :)


    • Sallyreplied on October 8th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Therese! I am so happy that you enjoy my blog and recipes. You could certianly use dark sweet chocolate or semi-sweet. I’ve used semi-sweet before and could hardly notice the extra sweetness. Either of your options would be just fine without making any adjustments to the recipe. Enjoy!


      • Therese E.replied on October 9th, 2013 at 4:48 am

        Oh wow that’s great! Thank you so much for your reply. Will try this recipe in a bit.

        Your blog truly inspires me to bake so much goodies and treats for my family. Keep it up :)

        • Sallyreplied on October 9th, 2013 at 6:21 am

          Thank you Therese. :)

  39. #
    Rishposted October 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I tried these yesterday and they were HEAVENLY!
    Real easy to make and sooo sinfully delicious!
    I did find it a little too sweet to my liking and might reduce the sugar in the brownie mix… hope this doesnt affect the recipe too much!

    Thanks for sharing! I love this site : I have tried a few other recipes but have to say, these were my favorite!


    • Sallyreplied on October 20th, 2013 at 11:39 am

      Hi Rish! Reducing the sugar slightly in the brownie won’t be an issue at all. I’m happy you tried them! And a few of my other recipes. Thanks for reporting back!


  40. #
    Melissa kaleeposted October 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, WOW!! All these pictures of cupcakes seem so delicious, and I want to try them all!! It is easy to make and well explain. I think that I will spend my holidays in the kitchen try to bake all these nice cakes as; Christmas and New Year are near. Thanks for sharing! Keep it up!!


  41. #
    Mollyposted November 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I made these before and they were a hit, but I just made them again and when I took them out to cool the brownie tops sunk in quite a bit. I figure it’s no big deal as I will just cover them with a spoonful of the crazy good frosting, but wondering if there was a way to unsure they are a bit more shapely (sort of like me after I eat all of these haha).


    • Sallyreplied on November 20th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Haha! It sounds like they may have been under baked Molly. Even though you’ve made them before, just 1 minute could make a difference. I would try baking them for a little longer.


  42. #
    Johannaposted November 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Sally! How would you alter this with a boxed brownie mix? Thank you.


    • Sallyreplied on November 21st, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Just make the brownies in a cupcake pan instead. I’m unsure of the bake time though. Then, top with frosting after they cool.


      • Johannareplied on November 21st, 2013 at 8:43 pm

        it won’t be too brownie ish? sorry I don’t know what term to use. The reason why I want to try this is because for some reason, all the cupcakes I make turned out to be fluffy and airy… I would love it to be dense and heavy. Like pound cake but not that heavy… I hope I make sense. I have tried your death by chocolate but I can’t seem to perfect it… Ihave also tried your fudgy devil’s cake box mix version and boy I love it! but do you think if I refrigerate or freeze, would it be more dense? any suggestions? thank you so much!

  43. #
    Joy Winchposted November 30, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I havent made these cupcakes yet but they look heavenly! Thanks so much for posting this recipe: im going to make them for a baking club at school :)


  44. #
    214posted January 29, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Hi Sally, i just tried this recipe, but dunno if ive used self rising flour or ordinary flour… it looks exactly as what uve got in the pic.

    u didnt bake the frosting right, its like raw butter, sugar with flour on it?


    • Sallyreplied on January 29th, 2014 at 7:01 am

      No, do not bake the frosting. I used all-purpose flour.


  45. #
    Sherryposted February 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Sally, is it possible to make these using semi-sweet chocolate? I have a ton left over from the holidays. I would think the amount of sugar would need to be adjusted, though. Maybe I’ll just buy the bittersweet….thanks for your input. I can’t wait to receive your cookbook.


    • Sallyreplied on February 20th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Semi-sweet would be just fine. Reduce sugar to 1 cup. Enjoy, Sherry!


  46. #
    Alysposted February 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I made this today, pretty awesome! I also tried the mint chocolate cupcakes and everyone says they’re their favourite and they can’t wait for me to make more! My boyfriend tried one and then asked me if we really had to share them with other people. (I tried extra mint in the frosting by way of chopped up Andes mints instead of chocolate chips!) Love the recipes!! Thanks a bunch!


    • Sallyreplied on February 28th, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Love both cupcakes you tried Alys! Thanks so much for reporting back.


  47. #
    Laurenposted March 10, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I have this great brownie recipe that everyone loves! If i make the brownie part using my recipe and refridgerate it will they become hard?


    • Sallyreplied on March 11th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Hey Lauren! I’m unsure since I’ve never tried your brownie recipe.


  48. #
    Jolienposted March 12, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I would love to try this recipe. Only problem: I live in Europe and I have no idea how much grams a cup is. Any chance you could translate the recipe into the metric system? I would be so grateful!


    • Sallyreplied on March 12th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Hi Jolien! I just updated the recipe to include gram measurements for you.


      • Jolienreplied on March 12th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        Thank you!!!

  49. #
    katposted March 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I have these cooling right now, they came out looking a bit weird, like they collapsed. They are also kind of wet, though not in a raw batter way. I suspect I used too much chocoate(also used dark chocolate because it’s what I had). I imagine they might be too sweet if I had used bittersweet, but as is, they’re pretty good. I haven’t made the frosting, but already know it will be delicious.


  50. #
    Joyceposted March 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    These cupcakes, with the frosting, were a great hit with my family when I served them for a birthday. All I heard was groans of pleasure while they were eaten. Thank you for sharing!!


  51. #
    Briannaposted April 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    If I don’t have only hand mixer is that ok??Also it doesn’t have a paddle attachment.


  52. #
    Stephanieposted April 7, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Okay so this frosting is utterly delicious. I’m always struggling to find good recipes. This one is straightforward and gets to the point. It tastes EXACTLY like cookie dough. It’s SO good. Not good. Extravagant. If that’s how you spell it:) that’s how yummy it was. For me I didn’t have to refrigerate which surprised me because I usually have disaster floppy frosting. This one was perfect and firm. I love it!!!


  53. #
    Maureenposted April 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    OMG, one bite of these and I was in heaven. Two of my favorite things combined together. Thank you Sally! I made these for my BFF’s birthday and some people even had two!


  54. #
    Lexyposted May 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Just made this last night. Except I used a square baking dishes, as I do not have cupcake tins, I know, odd . It took about. 30-35 minutes.
    Incredibly sweet I must add.
    I put the frosting on when the brownies were slightly warm and it was still really good and didn’t melt off because it’s not really frosting it’s cookie dough. I don’t eat many sweets so that could hinder the fact I can practically feel cavities developing. They’re good cold too.
    My boyfriend said the same thing about sweetness, but our 2 year old loves the brownies. She’s funny.
    Delicious. For personal preferances, I may cut the sugar in the brownies next time.


  55. #
    SweetToothposted May 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Would it taste ok if I left the cookie dough frosting out? I’m afraid to try it as I never have had it before lol. Would the cupcakes on their own be fine?


    • Sallyreplied on May 21st, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Yes – they would just be plain brownie cupcakes. Very good.


  56. #
    Camilleposted June 11, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Love the brownie-cookie combo! one question though- can i substitute the melted chocolate with cocoa powder since that’s what I have on hand.. also, should i remove the butter since im using cocoa powder? thanks sally!


  57. #
    Leah Mposted June 20, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I know this is an old post, but I absolutely loveeeee these! I’ve made them at least three times in the past month! I especially just love the brownie/cupcake part, it’s utter perfection to me. I was wondering if I could double the recipe or something and bake it in a brownie pan instead of in a cupcake pan? Or would this recipe only work for cupcakes?


    • Sallyreplied on June 21st, 2014 at 8:24 am

      You may definitely double the recipe and bake as brownies in a 9×13 pan. About 40-45 minutes bake time (maybe more or less – all ovens vary). Enjoy!


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    Gemmaposted June 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Was told that I excelled myself after making these (have to admit I agree!) My sister has already demanded that I make them again for her birthday which isn’t until September!! Very yummy indeed and lots of cookie dough toping to go around


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    Nipaposted July 3, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Am I reading the recipe correctly? For the cupcake it needs 1.25 cup sugar but only .75 cup flour?



    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Yes. Brownie recipes typically have more sugar than flour to maintain density.


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    Momina Awanposted July 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Omg! They are super amazing! *.* i’m 15 years old and i simply love your recipes :’D super yummy *.* whenever i bake these brownies… My whole family loves them. <3 and i simply would love to thanks you :'D x


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