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Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Yield about 3 dozen
Covered in ooey-gooey chocolate, these mini cupcakes are the perfect size for serving at a kids' party.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended; stir in chocolate morsels, walnuts, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

  2. Beat remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, butter, sugar, and 1/3 cup brown sugar until creamy. Add egg, and beat until blended.

  3. Combine flour, soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir into butter mixture.

  4. Place paper baking cups into miniature (1 3/4-inch) muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray; spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons batter into each cup.

  5. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Spoon morsel mixture over cupcakes, and bake 10 more minutes.