Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cupcakes
Inspired by Mom's homemade cookies (somehow even more appealing at back-to-school time), these chocolate chip cupcakes with a cookielike top would be a tasty addition to a picnic on a sublime weekend afternoon or to a special someone's lunch box.
- Yield: Makes about 2 dozen
Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2006
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 standard 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
Put butter and sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the milk. Stir in chocolate chunks with a rubber spatula.
Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake until pale golden and a cake tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to wire racks; let cool completely.