Brown Sugar Cupcakes (Original recipe found here)
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter on high until soft, about 30 seconds.
Add sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time, beat for 30 seconds after each.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
Measure out milk and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
Add about a fourth of the flour to the butter/sugar mixture and beat to combine.
Add about one third the milk/vanilla mixture and beat until combined.
Repeat above, alternating flour and milk and ending with the flour mixture.
Bake 15-20 minutes until cupcake springs back when pushed or toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool before frosting cupcakes
Cookie Dough Icing (Original recipe found here)
2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
3/4 C unsalted butter, melted
1 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1 T vanilla extract
4 T milk
Mix together then add 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, until spreadable for frosting