I made a special batch of cupcakes for B's birthday party this past weekend. And to go with the theme, a friend of mine helped me decorate them like some of B's favorite balls.
Cookie Dough Cupcakes
1 pkg plain yellow cake mix (18.25 oz)
1 pkg vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 oz)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg frozen cookie dough (break apart kind that makes 24 cookies)
1) Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcakes with paper liners. No need to grease them.
2) Place the cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with the mixer. The batter should look well blended. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter into each lined cupcake cup, filling it half way. Put the frozen cookie dough pieces on top of each scoop of batter. You can push the cookie dough down a little but the batter will bake up and over the dough in the oven.
3) Bake the cupcakes until they are golden and spring back when lightly pressed with your fingers- 23 to 27 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. They may sink a little more in the centers after cooling.