The 1 1/2-inch cookies called for in this recipe make super-cute toppers for the frosting. But if you're short on time, by all means omit them.



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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line three 12-cup muffin tins with baking cups. Whisk together flours, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour.

  • Press 1 tablespoon cookie dough into bottom of each baking cup. Top each with 2 tablespoons batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks; let stand for 5 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to racks. Let cool completely.

  • Transfer frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes, and top each with a cookie.

Cook's Notes

Unfrosted cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Reviews (3)

43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I made these cupcake for biography project i did on Martha and they were in the words of my fellow 6th graders..... LIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best recipe i have ever made Thanks Martha for being so awsome
Rating: 5 stars
Made these cupcakes the other night for a get together and they were a HIT. This is one of the best cupcake recipes I have stumbled upon and my boyfriend is already asking for me to make them again for valentines day. The only change I made was adding mini chocolate chips to the top of the batter in the cupcake tins before popping them in the oven for baking. I think it adds that extra chocolate pop you are searching for.
Rating: Unrated
Very tasty cupcakes. Everybody was surprised by the cookie bottom of the cupcake. I used chocolate frosting instead of vanilla since I prefer chocolate and next time I will try using a chocolate cake batter.