Home > Desserts > Sugar Cookies with a Cookie Dough Frosting Sugar Cookies with a Cookie Dough Frosting December 28, 2013 | 22 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A simple sugar cookie dough with a rich and creamy cookie dough frosting complete with miniature chocolate chips. Cookie ooooverload right? I know. But if you’re a lover of cookies and rich desserts, you’re going to love these! In my opinion, sugar cookies don’t have tons of flavor. Don’t get me wrong, I love sugar cookies and don’t mind eating them plain, buuuut they are just that – plain. No peanut butter or caramel or chocolate chips … or anything else super decadently sweet is generally put into a sugar cookie dough. And what generally steals the show for a sugar cookie is frosting. Lots and lots of yummy frosting always makes a sugar cookie go from good to GREAT. And I’m talking really great. FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Cookie Dough Frosted Sugar Cookies 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe A simple sugar cookie dough with a rich and creamy cookie dough frosting complete with miniature chocolate chips. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Cookie Dough Frosted Sugar Cookies 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe A simple sugar cookie dough with a rich and creamy cookie dough frosting complete with miniature chocolate chips. Course Dessert Cuisine American Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 12 minutes Total Time 32 minutes Servings 20 Calories 391kcal IngredientsCookie Dough Frosting1/2 cup unsalted butter3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packedheaping 1/4 teaspoon salt1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup white flour3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips4 tablespoons milk, 1% or higher fat contentSugar Cookies2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature2/3 cup shortening1 and 1/2 cups white sugar1 large egg1 large egg yolk, reserve the whites for another recipe or discard1 tablespoon corn syrup2 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon almond extract3 and 1/2 cups white flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup white sparkling sugar, or substitute 1/2 cup white sugar InstructionsFrostingIn a medium-sized bowl, combine the room temperature butter and brown sugar. Beat until light and creamy.Add in the salt and vanilla extract. Mix.Add in the flour and miniature chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Add in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency has been reached. If your frosting is too dry add 1 tablespoon extra milk and if it's too wet, add in some extra flour.Sugar CookiesPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Beat together the butter, shortening, and 1 and 1/2 cups white sugar until light and creamy. (Do not melt or soften your butter.)Beat in the egg, egg yolk, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract.Add in the white flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined.Roll the sugar cookie balls into small balls. Roll the balls in the white sparkling sugar.Bake 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes. Recipe Notes*The key to soft sugar cookies is slightly under-baking the cookies, letting them cool most of the way, and then placing them in a bag (sealing the bag) when they are still a little warm. This keeps your cookies ultra soft!* Total time does not include chilling. Nutrition FactsCalories: 391kcal DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below. Looking for more cookies? Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Super Soft Butterscotch Cookies Half-Batch BEST EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies Looking for other cookie dough recipes? Try these Guilt-Free Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Edible Cookie Dough, or Cookie Dough Fudge.