Happy birthday to me! Today is my 23 birthday, which also means that I’m starting my second year of real adult life (I miss college!). So, I’ll admit, it was well over a week before my birthday when I made these, but my best friend and fellow July-baby Charlotte and I are firm believers in celebrating our birthdays at least four times per summer. One down, three more to go!
My friend Leah brought my attention to the concept of putting balls of cookie dough into cupcakes, and I knew I had to make these my own. And, being the amazingly decadent treat that they are, I knew I was going to go all out. I cut back the sugar in the cookie dough and made it very chocolaty to balance out the sweetness of the cookies-and-cream frosting and the rich vanilla flavor of the cupcake batter. I will fully admit here that I taste-tested the creation every step along the way. Yum.