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Cookie Dough Frosting on cupcakes
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5 from 11 votes

Cookie Dough Frosting

This chocolate chip cookie dough frosting is a simple and classic frosting for filling cakes, cookies, and topping cupcakes. Plus, with only a handful of ingredients this easy buttercream recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes! 
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 175kcal


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour baked at cooled
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk or cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • If you haven't done so, bake the flour at 350℉ for 3-5 minutes or microwave for 1 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds. This will kill any bacteria that might be in the flour. Be sure to let it cool completely before adding to the buttercream or it will melt the frosting.
  • Using a standing mixer or hand held mixer with paddle attachment, cream the 2 sticks butter, salt, and ½ cup brown sugar on medium high for 2-3 minutes until very light and fluffy.
  • Turn the mixer off and add the powdered sugar. Mix on low until incorporated. Once incorporated turn to medium and mix another minute.
  • Add flour, mix on low until incorporated, then mix on medium another minute.
  • Add 2 tbsp milk or cream and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix on medium low until combined, then mix another minute on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Using a spatula gently fold in the chocolate.



Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg