Cookie Dough Frosting

Ah, frosting….how I love thee!!! Seriously, frosting is just Da Bomb! So for my twins’ birthday Saturday, we made some cupcakes for them to take to preschool (although we’ve now had snow days since, so still haven’t taken them – I may have to eat these ones and make more) for their special treat. I wanted to try a different frosting, something unique from the common whipped or butter cream (I do love these, too, just do them all the time). Then, as I was baking the cupcakes, I started craving cookie dough. Wait – let’s try some Cookie Dough FROSTING! Oh yeah, I totally went there! This turned out delicious – perfectly pipe-able, creamy, and tasting JUST LIKE COOKIE DOUGH (no eggs, no worries)!

Cookie Dough Frosting / Busy Mom's Helper

This recipe did about 18 cupcakes, piped as shown above.

1 cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups Light Brown Sugar, packed
3 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 1/2 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tsp. Salt
9 Tbsp. Milk (roughly – more or less depending on desired consistency)
Chocolate Chips (mini or normal) for sprinkling on top

With a fork (or beaters) SMOOSH (aka Cream) together the Butter, Brown Sugar and Vanilla.

Add the Flour and Salt and mix until well combined.

Carefully add the Milk just 1 tbsp. at a time – until you reach your desired consistency. I used exactly 9 Tbsp, but you may prefer more or less.

Pipe onto your cupcakes (or cake, or whatever you’re frosting), then top with Chocolate Chips as desired.


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8 Responses to “Cookie Dough Frosting”

  • OMGoodness, Danielle! This frosting looks amazing & those photos are beautiful! 🙂
    Pinned & sharing!

    • Thanks bunches, Carrie! It seriously is ADDICTIVE! My hubby doesn’t like chocolate, so he keeps sneaking the frosting off of the cupcakes from this batch just so he can have it. LOL Oh, and you totally made my day with the compliment – I’ve really been working on my photography….not my strongest point LOL

    • These photos definitely are wonderful! Your hard work is showing, dear! 🙂 Oh, and this post has had 110+ re-pins on one of the boards I pinned it to- people love it!!

    • Awww, this totally made my night Carrie! I’ve been hoping these extra hours put in would make a difference 😀

  • Oh.My.Lord. I feel like I need to leave work right now and rush home to make some cupcakes just so I can make this frosting! So yummy! And I love your reuseable liners too! Great photos Danielle!

    • I’d totally make you a batch if you lived nearby, Tiffany! Don’t think they’d ship well LOL The reusable liners are AMAZING – they’re the silicone type, so the cupcakes come out so easily. I HIGHLY recommend them 😀

  • Cookie dough frosting doesn’t get any better than that! Sounds wonderful!!!! Stopping by from the Pin It Party.
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