Friday, July 23, 2010

Cupcake a Week: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cones

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream cone cupcakes that is!

The temps here in Mobile are HOT right now...I mean close to 100 degrees HOT...with a heat index of 110 degrees HOT. So what better way to enjoy these toasty summer months than to cool off with a nice ice cream cone. Luckily the cone I have created for you today, is one that will not melt during these scorcher days b/c this cone does not have ice cream, although it sure does appear to. I have created an ice cream cone look-a-like made from cupcakes and frosting.

I'm so excited to show you how to make these super cute cupcake cones featuring one of my favorite ice cream flavors chocolate chip cookie dough as a cupcake! We will get to the cake and frosting recipes in a bit but first I want to show you how to assemble these cones from start to finish.

You will need a box of 12 sugar cones, a batch of mini cupcakes and a batch of frosting. Feel free to use whatever your favorite flavor is.

1.Spread some frosting inside the top of the cone all around the edges with a spatula.

2.Place a mini cupcake inside the cone. (the icing around the edges will allow the cupcake to fit securely in the cone and not fall out)

3.Spread a thin layer of icing on top of the mini cupcake.

4.Place a 2nd cupcake upside down on top of the icing and the 1st cupcake. Place cupcake cone in fridge for about 10 mins to firm up so it is easier to ice the cupcakes without the top cupcake falling off.

5.Cover the cupcakes in a layer of frosting.

6.Take a bite and enjoy your cupcake cone!

These cones look like the real deal and the best part is, they will not melt.

I am already envisioning other flavors or even multiple flavor combinations that I could make for another batch of these. Wouldn't these be fun to take to an ice cream themed party this summer! You could tie a cute ribbon around the cones and add a name tag for each of your party guests and give them out as favors. Or you could create a wrapper around them with some fun scrapbook paper to match the colors of your party. I'm definitely going to revisit the cupcake cone concept again in the near future, there are just so many possibilities to customize your cone!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cupcakes

Makes 12 cones

Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cupcakes (makes 24 minis)
-3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
-3/4 cup light-brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 cup milk
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium until creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  • Combine milk and vanilla.
  • Add flour and milk mixture to batter alternating, by starting and ending with flour.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Fill cupcake liners about 1/3-1/2 full with batter.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
Eggless Cookie Dough (will be used in the frosting)
-1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-2 teaspoons water
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 cup flour
-1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

  • Cream butter and sugar in bowl with electric mixer.
  • Add water and vanilla and mix.
  • Add flour and mix.
  • Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate dough until ready to use.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
-1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
-1 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 tablespoon milk
-1/2 - 1 cup Eggless Cookie Dough (depending on the texture you want)

  • Cream butter in bowl with electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually add in confectioners' sugar and mix.
  • Add vanilla and milk and continue to mix.
  • Add in eggless cookie dough and mix until well combined.
  • Frost cupcake cones.
Hope you enjoy these fun summer treats! Let me know if you decide to make these with a different flavor, I'd love to hear what you come up with!

Have a great weekend!


  1. wow! what an inventive and delicious treat. chocolate chip cookie dough is my absolute favourite icecream, and paired with's just a heavenly match :)

  2. Great idea! Very cool. so much flavors could be made. Emily


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