Cookie Dough Frosting

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About: I work at instructables by day, and turn into a stitch witch by night. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see what i'm working on! ^_^

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.

Supplies:

Step 1: Ingredients

  • 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

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

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

Mix in the mini chocolate chips using a spatula.

Step 5: Frosting + Storage

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. ;)

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StephanieS301

6 months ago

My daughter' sfavorite that I make is red velvet cake. I make it in a rectangle cake. It is always a problem when I go to frost the cake with this chunky frosting. What is your suggestion to spread if you are not making cupcakes?

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liv.greenan

2 years ago

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

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Ali_So3

3 years ago

I did vanilla cupcakes instep of chocolate though

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Ali_So

3 years ago

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

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Ali_So

3 years ago

Did it!!!

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violingirl

3 years ago on Introduction

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

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Jana106

3 years ago

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

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notforfooduse

3 years ago

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

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Bhawya

3 years ago on Introduction

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

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andrezzz

3 years ago

That looks yummy in the tummy.lol

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pucksurfer

3 years ago

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

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Coolloom

3 years ago

Yummy you do love cookie dough