Introduction: Cookie Dough Frosting

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This is a different take on my edible cookie dough recipe - cookie dough frosting! This recipe makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes, so you'll be very popular after you make it. :D

These cookie dough frosted cupcakes were gone in about a minute when I made them and shared them with the office here at Instructables... so I think I can safely say they're DELICIOUS.

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

You can use dark brown sugar as well - just whatever you've got on hand!

Any type of milk works too - soy, nut, or regular.

I recommend using cupcake liners so when you frost you don't manhandle the cupcakes too much.

P.S. I just used box cake mix for the cupcakes - Duncan Hines devil's food mix tastes great without the extra work of making them yourself. :D

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugar

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Add the softened butter and brown sugar into a large bowl and cream with a hand mixer. It should lighten in color and be nice and fluffy when you're done.

Step 3: Add the Flour, Salt, Milk and Vanilla

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Add in the flour and salt and mix well. The mixture will be very crumbly at first, so don't worry.

Once you have a nice crumb, pour in the milk and vanilla slowly while mixing on low speed. This will give you a lovely creamy frosting.

If the frosting seems thick, feel free to add a little extra milk! Just don't go overboard because you want it have a little stiffness for easier frosting.

Step 4: Add the Chocolate Chips

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Mix in the mini chocolate chips using a spatula.

Step 5: Frosting + Storage

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To frost, scoop between 1-2 tablespoons onto each cupcake and use a spatula to press it down into place.

Because it's a chunky frosting, you can't really smooth it out, so try to pile it high instead of worrying about a smooth top.

This frosting is best stored in the fridge, so make sure to pop your cupcakes in there if they don't all get eaten immediately. ;)


liv.greenan (author)2017-05-21

Really good, save half a cup of chocolate chips to put on top, so it looks picture perfect

Ali_So3 (author)2015-07-02

I did vanilla cupcakes instep of chocolate though

Ali_So (author)2015-07-02

It was really easy and fun to make. Plus they tasted AMAZING

Ali_So (author)2015-07-02

Did it!!!

violingirl (author)2015-06-20

I made it. I should have added more milk, but we ate it plain. It tastes just like cookie dough.

Jana106 (author)2015-06-18

It looks really yummy I'm a cupcake baker and this will be added to one of my recipes

stephenlarosa made it! (author)2015-06-17

I made it and its amazing. It taste just like cookie dough!

I made 24 and my coworkers have already ate half in like 6 minutes!

Easy to make amazing taste! I recommend every one try this.

notforfooduse (author)2015-06-17

The world has changed — we can now eat cookies topped with cookie dough frosting. Humanity has been saved :D

Bhawya (author)2015-06-16

it's so nice.. ll try it.. thanks for sharing :)

andrezzz (author)2015-06-16

That looks yummy in the

blackholeseeker (author)2015-06-16

Best invention since the wheel and fire. period.

pucksurfer (author)2015-06-16

My mouth is watering right now. Gonna have to try this

firefightermeyer (author)2015-06-16

Ah just what I need another delicious recipe!

Emily_TheCountryCook (author)2015-06-16

Oh wow. That looks amazing!! -Emily

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-06-16

That looks delicious!

Coolloom (author)2015-06-16

Yummy you do love cookie dough

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