White Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

These White Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes are so cute and delicious! If you love chocolate chip cookie dough, these soft cookie cupcakes are perfect for you!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes Recipe

Ok, these cupcakes are kinda to die for. I developed a soft sweet white chocolate cupcake with a egg free cookie dough frosting that is perfect with a mini chocolate chip cookie on top.

Grab the kids and treat yourself to one of my new favorite cupcakes. I absolutely LOVE these liners by Reynolds. I find them at my grocery store, but just in case, here’s a link for ya!

Hope you enjoy!

Forgive my lack of step by step photos for this recipe. Lucky for you, it’s practically a one bowl cupcake, so no worries!


Be sure to pick up some mini chocolate chip cookies and mini chocolate chips from your grocery store to garnish your cupcakes. I used these adorable swirl chips that my father-in-law sent me from a Sprouts in Mesa, AZ, however you can use any mini chocolate chip 🙂

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White Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes

These White Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes are so cute and delicious! If you love chocolate chip cookie dough, these soft cookie cupcakes are perfect for you!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Jenny
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White Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar can be reduced to 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk if needed to thin out dough
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini chocolate chip cookies for garnish


White Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line12 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, baking soda and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Place white chips into a medium ramekin and microwave until melted and smooth, about 60 seconds.
  • Add eggs, sour cream, oil, vanilla and melted chocolate to dry ingredients, stirring until combined. Fill liners 3/4 full with cupcake batter and bake for 15-18 minutes or until baked through. Let cool completely.

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Place butter, sugars into a stand mixer, beat for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, flour and salt to mixer. Beat until well combined. Add milk to thin out frosting if desired. 
  • Frost over cool cupcakes, sprinkle with mini chips and a mini chocolate chip cookie.


Please make sure you do NOT use an electric mixer. Just stir by hand and only until just combined. Be sure to only fill your cupcake liners 3/4 full and be sure to cook until golden. If you don't bake long enough centers will fall.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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90 Responses
  1. Wendy A.

    Finally got a chance to make followed the instructions, but they fell:( wonder if it’s because the melted chocolate was still warm?

  2. Julie

    Made these for my 7 year old’s birthday party and they were a hit – the girls all loved everything about them. I sent some home and the parents loved them too. They look fantastic and I would recommend them for a party for sure!!

    Found the foil-lined-color-stay papers at Walmart. Followed the instructions as to not over-mix. Filled them 2/3 full (3/4 full did not work with my brain and they spilled over). Sprouts has the chocolate swirl chips in the bulk section. Mini cookies from “Mother’s” Cookies were the only ones I could find easily.

    Overall great recipe and I would definitely recommend it.

  3. Lindsay

    I made these yesterday and they collapsed 🙁 I am an avid baker and this has never happened to me before. I used cake flour and had to add a splash of water to the melted white chocolate chips because they hardened up. Or maybe I mixed too much? Not sure what caused it but they still tasted yummy!

  4. Brooke

    Making these right now. Does the white chocolate get hard on anyone else? I have little chunks of formerly melted chocolate chips that have turned into lumps in the mixture. 🙁

  5. Melanie

    Ok, I tried making these again after my first batch turned into tough little bowls. I exchanged the soda for powder added a half cup of flour and used butter not oil. I was left with some lovely cupcakes that puffed and browned and were delicious. I think one could ADD the powder and leave the soda for a lighter cupcake as my were more dense than fluffy. Hope this helps.

  6. Melanie

    I agree with Wendy. While they cooked fine and were clean toothpick done, they fell as soon as I took them out. I think there needs to be a smudge more flour, and baking powder not soda. Baking soda makes things spread, and baking powder makes things rise. At the very least it should be half and half

  7. Wendy

    There is something wrong with this recipe. I have tried this twice…making large quantities each time so I’ve spent a lot of money on these…. and they are just not turning out at all. I have followed your instructions exactly…
    Even the updated sugar amount but they are puffing up while cooking and then falling. Very disappointing! Are you sure it’s baking soda and not baking powder?

  8. Nakoal

    This is my first reply, but I have been an avid visitor for about a year. I love your creations. This frosting was to die for! Unfortunately using the revised recipe and tips, my cupcakes still fell, golden brown tops and all. Still tasted good, and I just piled extra frosting on so nobody noticed. Thanks for another great dessert. Not sure where I went wrong?

  9. Samantha B

    Sort of bummed. Mine didn’t turn out at all. What was the batter like when you made them? Mine was all thick and dense not like usual cupcake batter. I am also baking at High Altitude…so I don’t know if that makes a difference in your recipes. They look amazing on here and they smell great in the oven but the batter is just exploding out of the pan and the liners are now only like 1/4 full. 🙁

  10. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Dear goodness. I would like to make these immediately, but I must wait for a “special occasion” so that they don’t sit in my house beckoning me until I devour them all!

  11. Allison

    I tried making this delicious-sounding recipe last night and I got some explosive results. As in, the base of the cupcake basically exploded in the middle, leaving me with cupcake bowls. I’m a fairly experienced cupcake-baker, so not sure what went wrong. Any ideas? I’m using an electric oven.

  12. Karen

    These definitely caught my eye (and palate)! I tried making them and encountered a couple of problems. First, during baking, the batter completely overflowed and the outer parts of the cupcake got crispy and the center collapsed and was undone. I don’t know what could have gone wrong. I used fresh ingredients, followed the recipe exactly…any thoughts? Next, the frosting was too gritty. The brown sugar had not “dissolved” at all. I used lightly packed brown sugar…Suggestions? I really want to do this again!

  13. ATM

    These turned out bad for me too. I had the same problem that everyone else is posting…they overflowed and sunk in the middle.

  14. Joelle

    I actually tried this cake recipe but something weird happened. Im not sure what you did differently but my cakes completely sunk in and the sides burned. I baked them on 350 but i was making minis so maybe that was the problem. I suppose its also possible that the melted chocolate was too much for the rest of the batter. Well, i liked the idea!

  15. Sabrina

    I absolutely adore your blog! I admire the success you have found in doing what you love! These cupcakes look amazing, definitely going to have to try them out. I recently started up a food/baking blog and you are by far my biggest inspiration!

    Where do you get these adorable dessert trays? I love this one 🙂

  16. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    These look amazing! The swirl chocolate chips really add to the cute factor! And really, anything with cookie dough is delicious!

  17. Becca

    As a huge cookie dough fan, these look wonderful! I just found your site today, and I was wondering if you could give me some tips about your success. My mom is starting a food blog called morethanamealmemories.com and I would love to share your tips with her. Thanks!

  18. Tamira

    I made these earlier today and they did not cook well. They over flowed and sunk in the middle cause they didnt cook in the middle at all. I made them exactly as the recipes says but have no clue what went wrong. anyone else have this problem?

    1. Beth

      Yes! I made them for a party we are going to tomorrow! Just came back on the site to see if anything was posted about the recipe being incorrect. My cupcakes did the same thing. I tried twice because I thought I must have done something wrong with the first batch! So disappointing. 🙁

  19. Tamira

    Ok i just made these but I doubled the recipe and they didnt not cook at all. The over flowed all over and then when i checked to see if it was done the middles sunk. I dont understand where I went wrong. I dont think I did. anyone else have this happen?

  20. devon @ the food bitch blog

    Those look incredibllllleeeee! & I love those Reynolds liners too! Can’t go wrong with damask 🙂

  21. marla

    Cookie dough frosting is calling to me. Loudly! Love it girl. Yes on get together soon. Will be in Telluride this weekend. After that….xo

  22. Kim

    Oops, I meant to say that the pores of the Maran eggs are significantly smaller than other breeds, not the eggs, they are basically large eggs lol

  23. Kim

    Those cupcakes are just gorgeous and so are the photos! Great compositiion! I love your swirled mini chips, who makes then? I don’t know if this interest you or not, but if you use Maran eggs there is little to no risk for salmonella because their darkly pigmented eggs are significantly smaller than other breeds and therefore Marans eggs are less susceptible to salmonella and stay fresher longer. They are highly prized in French cooking, being thought to have superior taste. I raise backyard chickens, but I believe you can find maran eggs in whole foods etc. Just thought you might be interested in this info. Have a good one, love your site;)

  24. Meghan @ After the Ivy League

    Ohmygod. So many recipes of yours that I want to try. I can’t keep up! White chocolate and cookie dough…genius!

  25. Sheena

    Gorgeous! I’d like to know the brand of chocolate chips too! Will try to buy online, as I’m in Australia. 🙂

    1. Jenny

      Hi Sheena, my father in law sent them to me from Sprouts grocery in Mesa, AZ. They sold them in those large bins so I am not sure of the brand. I know Nestle makes a regular size swirl chip. Hope this helps!

  26. sally @ sally's baking addiction

    I made brownie cupcakes this weekend and frosted them with cookie dough frosting. 🙂 A bit different than your recipe, but still delicious! I love the way you decorated yours Jenny. Those little chocolate chip cookies are too cute!

  27. Francesca

    Lovely cupcakes, recipe and photos – please can I ask where you got the cute mini chocolate chips from? Thank you.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Francesca, my father in law sent them to me from AZ from Sprouts grocery. I know Nestle sells a regular size swirl chip.

  28. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    I don’t want to detract from the gorgeous cupcakes, but that cake stand is fantastic!! I’m feeling kind of jealous right now!

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