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When cookie cravings hit our family, I can often be found in the kitchen whipping up a batch of our favorite chocolate chip cookies. The truth is, though, that by the time the cookies come out of the oven, I’m over my craving.
No, I’m not some master dieter who can
talk her way out of a cookie craving. I’m one of those live-on-the-edge
dangerous types who is always dipping her finger in the cookie dough. One ball
of dough for the cookie sheet, one ball of dough for my mouth. It’s the way
I’ve always made cookies and I really never see myself outgrowing it at this
I’ve gone to great lengths to add cookie
dough into my life in as many ways as possible. Sure, the real thing is great,
but what about a rich, chocolate cupcake topped with a soft frosting resembling
my favorite indulgent treat? Now that is amazing.
This frosting is too soft to pipe (not to
mention, the mini chocolate chips would get stuck in the piping tip anyway), so
take the easy route and slather this frosting on with a butter knife. Depending
on how generous you are, you’ll be able to frost 12-18 cupcakes with one batch
I’ve added a teaspoon of molasses to this
recipe to give it more of that amazing dark brown sugar flavor. (Did you know
that brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses added to it? If you ever
find yourself out of brown sugar, just stir a bit of molasses into your regular
granulated sugar. It’s an easy fix!) You can leave the molasses out if you
don’t have it, but I like the extra oomph of cookie dough flavor it gives this
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting
frosts 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
● 1 cup
● 4 ounces
cream cheese, softened
● 1 teaspoon
● 1 teaspoon
● 3 cups
powdered sugar, plus more to reach your desired consistency
● ½ cup brown
● ¾ cup mini
chocolate chips, divided
the butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract and molasses to a large bowl. Beat
until well combined and creamy using a hand mixer on medium speed.
add the powdered sugar and brown sugar to the bowl while mixing.
mixing on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy and well combined.
If the frosting is too soft for your liking, beat in extra powdered sugar until
it reaches the thickness you prefer.
in ½ cup of the chocolate chips.
the frosting over cupcakes.
the tops with the remaining chocolate chips.