Funfetti Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting

I was never a friends-kinda person.

I was always friendly, just didn’t really care how many friends I had or who was my BFF for the day/week/year.

Plus, people my age never got me. I ain’t no Rubix cube; I just don’t like doing the typical teenager-y things and therefore, couldn’t relate to my classmates.

It wasn’t really until I started blogging that I started developing (what I consider) some real friendships. Friendships with people who understood me, even if physical distance, age gaps, or the simple fact that we’ve never actually met stood in our way.

Finally someone who understood the importance of having the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Or someone who would cry with you when your buttercream frosting melts before your photo op. Or someone who obsessed as much over striped paper straws and perfect tea cups as much as you do. Your better half. A good, quality friend.

When I met Stephanie at Back For Seconds, I knew we’d be fast friends. She’s sweet, caring, and totally awesome, and in a few short months we’ve become blogging friends to real-life buddies. We’ll text each other about our day and she’s even sent me stuff (just wait til she sees what I have in store for her for Christmas!). It’s that kinda friendship you just can’t beat… even if we haven’t met (yet) in real-life.

Back for Seconds

Today some other bloggers and I are celebrating Stephanie’s switch to WordPress. Since our blogs are basically our babies, we take immense care and consideration for every decision we make with them. Moving to WordPress is a big, scary switch-over–one I haven’t done yet because I’m shaking in my boots over the idea!–and Stephanie moved her cutie blog onto an amazingly beautiful site. I’m sure you’ll love the result!

So to kick off her celebratory party, Stephanie recruited me to make a happy party food and what better way to celebrate festively than with funfetti?! (Did you really expect anything different from me?)

So don your party hats, grab a funfetti cup and send Steph a nice, warm welcome over at her new digs!! Congrats, girl!!

Funfetti Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting

For Funfetti Cookie Cups:

1 box Funfetti cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

For Cookie Dough Frosting:

1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
About 1/4 cup brown sugar
About 3-4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs + oil until blended. Stir in the white chocolate chips to blend. Portion Tablespoonfuls of dough among the greased muffin cavities. Bake for approx. 12-14 minutes or until golden around edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cookie cups to cool in the pan about 5 minutes before gently running a knife along the edge to remove them. Cool completely on a wire rack.
3. For the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, vanilla and brown sugar until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light + fluffy. Add milk or heavy cream (about 1 Tbsp) if frosting is too thick.
4. Pipe the frosting onto cooled cookie cups; top with mini chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles, if desired. Store cookie cups airtight, at room temperature, up to a day.

The combination of sweet, sprinkly Funfetti + brown sugary, rich cookie dough is an irresistible and unexpected pairing! I love how the opposite flavors seem to work in perfect, sugary harmony in this adorable, bite-sized cup. It’s the perfect festive party food!

Be sure to visit Stephanie‘s site to say hello, and to see the other awesometastic things our friends made for her, too! And if you’re on Instagram, you’ll want to participate in Stephanie’s SnapShot Social! Here’s the schedule she’s got (it looks fun!) and you’ll definitely find me there, too!

Happy Thursday!

xo, Hayley

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  1. These are adorable hayley!!! And you can totally switch to WP. I mean seriously, if I can do it (and I am biggest non-computer person out there) YOU can do it!

  2. What a great cup to bring to a party! Stephanie is a lucky girl!

  3. Back for Seconds says:

    Awww, Hayley! You’re the best, girl!! I’m so glad to have you as my friend! And since we’re such great pals I’m pretty sure a huge package of these is about to arrive on my doorsetep, right? Right??
    Does it get any better than cookie dough frosting? And I love that sprinkly, cutie pie, cookie cup! Thanks amillion for celebrating with me! Love ya, friend!!

  4. These look fantastic! And I totally get what you mean about online friends. I have met some pretty awesome people that get me that I have never met in real life. My mom doesn’t understand how I can be so close to someone I’ve never met…but then again, she never gets on a computer unless required by her work.

  5. These look so scrumptious! I’m happy to be celebrating with you…and you’re right, Stephanie is such a doll 🙂

  6. Hayley these are amazing and too cute!!! Cookie Dough Frosting ticks all boxes 😀 I’m the same when it comes to friends, they just never stick but seems like some of the best people now have blogs and since starting my own I’ve ‘met’ some amazing people

  7. I love combining funfetti and peanut butter but haven’t tired it with regular cookie dough, sounds yummy!

  8. Love them!
    I had a few select friend in H.S. and I only keep in touch with one today. Same with College. I know what you mean about finding someone with the same interests.

  9. These are so fun! I love the cookie dough frosting!

  10. I love the combination of flavors here. They look incredible!

  11. Hayley- you are adorable!! And I am SO happy to have met you 🙂
    And cookie dough frosting … Hello lovely!! Funny how we all seem to LOVE cake mix!

  12. I just switched over to yesterday and it was a seamless process! You can do it! And these funfetti cookies with cookie dough frosting look amazing. Another great recipe.

  13. I relate. I have like 2 good friends. *shrug* But I looove all my food blog friends! AND I looove these cookie cups! COOKIE DOUGH FROSTING! *dies*

  14. You are on WP, what are you talking about? LOL. I totally get the online friendship thing. No one around here gets why I bake stuff and then take pictures of it…and then share it on the internet for everyone else to see. But on our blogs, we can go back, look at the photos (good and bad) and bring back the fond memories of that cookie or cupcake. Thank goodness you get it, Anyone else reading this comment thinks I’m a freak right now.
    I keep a few boxes of cake mix in the cabinet for occasions just like this one, I can say, I have all the ingredients to make these! Pinned.

  15. You are pretty darned awesome Hayely! These look very tasty and cookie dough frosting…I’m sold.

  16. Food blogging friendships are kind of wild, aren’t they?? It seems so silly to say I’m friends with someone I’ve never met, but it’s the truth. 🙂 So fun to party with you today–and I’ll totally take some of these cookie cups, please and thank you.

  17. Very nice! And I will tell you,I have always felt like I don’t belong on this planet,(I sure don’t belong where I live now!). I thank GOD for the internet and my sanity, but you are right, the food-bloggers are the friendliest people! I am part of another blog that gets little attention but my food/entertaining/hosting blog (below) has a lot of attention and lovely people with whom it is so easy to make a connection. Thanks, People!

  18. My blog friends (i.e. YOU) are better than some of my “real” friends. So I get it. NOW where is my batch of these? lol

  19. Such a fun party for Stephanie!! And yes, I actually talk to more of my bloggie friends than my real friends!!!! I want one of these cookie cups!! like yesterday.

  20. Ummm you just combined two of my favorite things in the world: cookie dough and funfetti. Blog friends are the best!!!

  21. Totally delicious looking as usual! We have quite a wonderful community here.

  22. These look awesome Hayley! Question: if I don’t have a mini muffin pan and I wanted to use a cupcake pan, how many would that make? Also, would it help to use cupcake liners?

    • Hey Megan! You could use a regular cupcake pan; it’d probably make more around 12 than 24–just use two Tablespoonfuls of dough per cup. You could certainly use liners (it’d help a lot!) or just grease the heck out of the muffin pan with lots of cooking spray. 🙂

  23. I have been gone all weekend so this is the first I’ve seen these. Yum. Cute. Want.

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