Does Life Get Any Better Than Cookie Dough Frosting?
One word, incredible. That’s what people say when taking a bite of my cookie dough frosting. It’s as if you just dipped the top of that cupcake into a bowl of freshly made cookie dough! This frosting isn’t for the occasional sweet lover, it is for the die-hard, spoon-licking, hardly-any-left-to-bake, cookie dough lover. My cookie dough frosting is my exact chocolate chip cookie recipe, minus the baking soda and eggs. So yes, pregnant ladies, you may indulge. This is probably one of my most popular cupcake flavors to date. There is just something about eating cookie dough that will bring even the snootiest adult to his knees.
I put this cookie dough frosting on just about anything! It works great with vanilla bases cakes, chocolate cakes, chocolate-chip cakes, cookies, and yea, even ice cream! For these photos, I used my Big Boy Vanilla Cake recipe.
The smoothness of the frosting comes from the milk. The milk replaces the eggs, allows the dough to become creamy, and gives you the ability to pipe cakes. And there is no fear of eating raw egg in the cookie dough (which I might add, has NEVER been a concern in my family, LOL).
Cookie dough frostings are super easy to make and basically any flavor cookie dough can be easily converted. Use this recipe as a basic guideline for making a base of a cookie dough frosting and then start adding your own flavors, crunches, or candies to the mix! And here’s an exciting fact, they CAN be made gluten free! I have made many gluten free Cookie Dough Cupcakes in my kitchen. Of course, just eliminate the flour and replace with your gluten free all purpose baking mix of choice. Even people with special dietary needs can enjoy the buttery sweetness along with everyone else.
Let’s start baking…
Cookie Dough Frosting
1 cup margarine, softened (2 sticks )
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup instant vanilla pudding
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2-4 tbsp of milk (it will depend on your desired consistency for the frosting)
1 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups mini semi sweet chocolate chips (again I prefer Ghirardelli brand)
1. In an electric mixer, beat margarine until smooth.
2. Add in sugars and pudding.
3. Mix in vanilla and salt
4. Slowly stir in flour. It will be very thick.
5. Add milk one tbsp at a time. Once you add too much you can’t take it away so be careful. I like to use 3 tbsp because I want my piping to be able to stand up for a tall frosting look.
6. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Put cookie dough frosting into a piping bag or ziplock bag and snip off end.
Pipe this yumminess on to whatever your little heart desires! Or grab that giant spoon and eat until the cows come home.