Sugar Cookies with a Cookie Dough Frosting

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A simple sugar cookie dough with a rich and creamy cookie dough frosting complete with miniature chocolate chips.

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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.

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Cookie Dough Frosted Sugar Cookies

5 from 1 vote
A simple sugar cookie dough with a rich and creamy cookie dough frosting complete with miniature chocolate chips.
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Cookie Dough Frosted Sugar Cookies

5 from 1 vote
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

Ingredients

Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons milk, 1% or higher fat content

Sugar Cookies

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 and 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk, reserve the whites for another recipe or discard
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 and 1/2 cups white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sparkling sugar, or substitute 1/2 cup white sugar

Instructions

Frosting

  • In 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 Cookies

  • Preheat 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 Facts

Calories: 391kcal

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22 Comments

  1. Ummm yes for a cookie dough frosting!! That sounds amazing, by itself or for topping a sugar cookie! lol Even though I ate far too many cookies this past week, I think I could make room for these : )

  2. Oh, I love the idea of cookie dough frosting on cookies! πŸ™‚ I agree with you – I’ve never been wowed by just plain, old sugar cookies. But with cookie dough frosting! These look like my kind of sugar cookies!

  3. 5 stars
    Update: So good!! I rolled the cookies out so they were on the thicker side and baked them for 10 minutes per batch (6 cookies), and they turned out wonderfully. The cookie dough frosting is amazing and I may just make it instead of real cookies! Thanks for this recipe!

    1. I am so sorry my recipe wasn’t completely clear, I’ve updated it! Thank you so much for your comments and for trying it! I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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