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Cookie Dough Cupcakes


Yummy chocolate cupcakes with sweet cookie dough center, gluten free and amazing!

The Gourmandize Team

Yummy chocolate cupcakes with sweet cookie dough center, gluten free and amazing!

Rate this recipe 3.9/5 (43 Votes)


  • Cookie Dough
  • 8oz Pillsbury® Gluten Free refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (from 14.3-oz container)
  • Cake
  • 1 1/2cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • Cooking Spray


Servings 12
Level of difficulty Difficult
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 36mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 regular-size muffin cups with paper liners; spray liners with cooking spray. Set aside.

Step 2

Make twelve 3/4-inch balls of cookie dough; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Shape remaining cookie dough into 12 (1-inch) balls.

Step 3:Meanwhile, in bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, place all Cake ingredients, and mix on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until blended.
Step 4: Spoon slightly less than 2 tablespoons batter into each lined muffin cup, about half full. Place 1 cookie dough ball in center of cupcake batter in each muffin cup. Cover balls with another spoon of batter, about three-fourths full.
Step 5: Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool about 30 minutes.
Steps 6: Frost cupcakes; top each with mini cookie, and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

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