When you can’t decide between cookies and cupcakes, you can have the best of both worlds with our Mini Sugar Cookie Dough Frosted Cupcakes!
It’s true that our oldest son doesn’t like chocolate. I’ve finally come to terms with it. Embraced it, even! It means that I have had to get really creative with his birthday treats: a banana split bar, sugar cookie cakes, mac daddy rice krispie treats and ice cream cakes. This year, for his 17th birthday – sob! – I pulled out all the stops. Instead of using boring ol’ buttercream frosting, I topped mini yellow cupcakes with a glorious scoop of (egg-free) sugar cookie dough! Oh happy day!
Mini Sugar Cookie Dough Frosted Cupcakes
Yep, you heard that right. This sugar cookie dough is egg-free. Delightfully, “grab yourself a spoon and make it a big one” egg-free. “Oven? We don’t need no stinking oven” egg-free! Just imagine the possibilities! I’ve already made cookie dough bites and I wouldn’t be surprised if this cookie dough makes another appearance at some point. But for now, let’s talk cupcakes.
I used a yellow cake mix for the mini cupcakes. If you have a favorite from-scratch recipe, by all means, feel free to use it. A regular cake mix makes about 48 mini cupcakes, so get ready to exercise your will power. Once they are topped with this sugar cookie dough frosting …
Come to momma!
I have made standard sized cupcakes topped with eggless sugar cookie dough before. Be warned, the bigger cupcakes are for the die hard, “eat a whole tube of cookie dough in one sitting” kinda people. (Those are my people!) But honestly … that is a whole lot of sweetness.
I find that mini cupcakes – those two bite wonders – are the perfect size to hold a dollop of cookie dough frosting! Get yourself a 1 oz. cookie scoop. I use it to fill the mini foil baking cups and to add that mounded scoop of frosting to each cupcake.
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I mean, does it get better than cupcakes with sugar cookie dough frosting?!
I didn’t think so 😉