Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies


These soft Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies are such a fun cookie! A surprise of sprinkles and frosting are waiting on the inside…maybe the perfect cookie!

Just when you thought I couldn’t put frosting on anything else…


Wait, you did think that, right?


I didn’t exactly put frosting on TOP of anything else..because a chocolate chip cookie with frosting on top seems excessive.

And clearly I am not about excess. *cough

So I found a way around it all…

Eat your frosting on the DL.

No one needs to know. Frosting on the sly.

I mean, unless you want to show them how gloriously pretty the insides of these cookies are. Because they are.

Delicious and soft Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Sprinkles make everything happy.

I actually got this idea from Chips Ahoy…I saw in the store they are creating all these new soft flavors and when I saw a frosting filled cookie I knew I had to recreate it!

What I did was create a thick frosting filling. I based my recipe on this recipe. I tweaked it slightly, to make it a little stiffer. I didn’t want the filling to melt inside of the cookie, or ooze out.

Sprinkles in the frosting...

I rolled the frosting into balls with about a teaspoon or so of the mixture and then popped them into the freezer for about an hour.

Roll the frosting into balls and freeze it before stuffing!

Meanwhile I made the cookie dough. I used a fairly basic recipe, but added a bit more flour so the cookie wouldn’t spread as much. Then I wrapped each frozen frosting ball with a few tablespoons of the cookie dough.

Wrap you cookie dough around your frosting

I rolled the dough into balls and placed them on a lined baking sheet to bake.

Roll the cookie dough into balls and bake!

They came out looking glorious…

Soft Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you prefer a flatter cookie, you can freeze the frosting into flatter discs, instead of a ball and then don’t roll the cookie dough into a ball to bake..make it more of a disc.

I tried it that way and it worked well..I just preferred a big ol’ hunka hunka frosting…

Sprinkle Frosting Filled Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Honestly perfect!


3.7 from 3 reviews
Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies
Frosting Filling
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp warm water
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ cup sprinkles
Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup sprinkles
Frosting Filling
  1. Mix shortening powdered sugar, water and vanilla together in bowl with mixer until smooth. Add in sprinkles and mix until combined.
  2. Roll frosting into balls using 1 teaspoon of mixture each. Place on a lined pan and freeze for 1 hour.
Cookie dough
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth, scraping sides as needed. Add in baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
  3. Add in flour and stir until just combined.
  4. Finally stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  5. Scoop out about 2½ tablespoons of cookie dough for each cookie. Form dough around frozen ball of frosting making sure to cover frosting completely and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove when edges begin to golden.
  7. Transfer to wire rack and cool.
store airtight for up to 3 days


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June 22, 2014 9:25 pm

WOW! They look fantastic. How much chocolate chips do you use? Also, about how many cookies does this make? Thank you!


Such a creative spin on chocolate chip cookies! They look adorable as well! Pinning for the next time I need chocolate chip cookies and frosting :)

June 22, 2014 9:57 pm

Oh my gosh, I love this idea! My kids are big fans of the chocolate chip sandwich cookie, so this will be a nice twist on that. Can’t wait to try them!!

June 22, 2014 10:05 pm

Wow, I totally could use a few of these! I love that there’s chocolate, frosting, and sprinkles – all in one cookies! And what a super clever idea to put the frosting INSIDE! pinned :)

June 22, 2014 10:21 pm

Best. Idea. Ever. Making these this week!

June 22, 2014 10:32 pm

I was waiting for this recipe. These look sooo good!

June 22, 2014 11:40 pm

Holy freaking smokes. These look just perfect! I’m completely in love with the sprinkle, awesome detail. Pinned :)

June 23, 2014 1:34 am

I love this idea! What a neat little surprise! Yum.

June 23, 2014 6:35 am

These look delicious!

June 23, 2014 8:15 am

GENIUS!! Love love love these :)

June 23, 2014 8:31 am

I love frosting on the sly!!! These are genius!

June 23, 2014 8:46 am

SUCH a fun idea!!!! You are so creative! :)

June 23, 2014 9:46 am

I am salivating at 6:45am, lol! LOVE these!!!

June 23, 2014 10:33 am

This is the best idea for a cookie EVER! I love frosting, and inside of a delicious chocolate chip cookie?! Genius! Pinned :)

June 23, 2014 11:48 am

I saw the chips ahoy version and they looked incredible, but these look even better! love love love!!

June 26, 2014 3:36 pm

These are WAY better than the chips ahoy ones!

June 23, 2014 12:24 pm

Genius! These could be very addicting!!!

June 23, 2014 12:36 pm

Could you substitute butter for shortening in the frosting? I’m all about butter vs shortening for frosting, I just didn’t know if in this recipe it would cause the frosting to melt & leak.


Yum! What a sugar rush :)

June 23, 2014 2:11 pm

I bought those frosting-filled chips ahoy. I wanted them to be crispy instead of chewy, because everyone knows crispy chips ahoy > chewy chips ahoy. But these? These I want chewy. And right now. Even though I just made your M&M cookies last night. COOKIES FOR LIFE.

June 23, 2014 2:42 pm

Totally making these. Like right now. I’ve been wanting to buy the frosting filled chips-a-hoy, but haven’t had luck in finding them. Homemade is so much better anyway!

June 23, 2014 4:35 pm

Wow, these do look like the perfect cookies! Definitely pinning this.

June 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Oh goodness… These cookies are probably some of the most decadent I’ve seen. Can’t wait to make them.

Erin M.
June 23, 2014 6:24 pm

Yum! Yes, please!

June 23, 2014 6:59 pm

Great idea!! These look delicious!

June 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Holy crap!!! These are amazing! Just made up a batch. My only concern is that I had orphan frosting balls! And they were a tad smallish. I’d make my balls bigger next time!

June 23, 2014 11:34 pm

DANG! These are awesome!

June 24, 2014 9:02 am

Oh. Baby.

June 24, 2014 9:35 am

I cannot wait to try these! Two of my favorite things in one perfect and pretty dessert. Side note: I think the 2 cups powdered sugar snuck into the cookie dough recipe 😉

June 24, 2014 11:33 am

This just rocked my world! Gotta make them ASAP!

June 24, 2014 11:34 am

These look amazing!!

June 25, 2014 6:54 am


June 25, 2014 9:32 am

These look freaking amazing! I happen to have some leftover white chocolate frosting in my fridge and now I know what to do with it!

June 25, 2014 4:42 pm

If I wanted to make the frosting filling cream cheese frosting, how would you suggest I go about doing that?



This is the best idea ever!! Love these!

June 25, 2014 7:11 pm

Just making sure- 2 cups of powdered sugar in the cookie dough itself? Want to try these tomorrow as they sound delish!

June 25, 2014 9:16 pm

Would I really put powdered sugar in the dough or is that just a typo?

June 25, 2014 10:54 pm

Looks like you have a typo in your ingredient list. You have 2 cups powdered sugar listed in the cookie dough but say flour in the directions. I assume you meant flour in the ingredients :-)

June 26, 2014 10:01 am

Sneaky frosting cookies…I love it!!! Now I want all my chocolate chip cookies to be this awesome!!!!

June 26, 2014 3:38 pm

So I just made a batch after so many people spoke to me about this recipe, I didn’t think I had time for this but, I made them and they are delicious! However, most cookies had escaping frosting. Would like to know how to perfect that. Serving them tonight at a party. Predict a hit!!

June 26, 2014 4:51 pm

Have you ever tried to use pre-made cookie dough with these?

June 26, 2014 7:50 pm

This is pretty much the best cookie combination ever – I want to eat them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

June 27, 2014 6:27 pm

These look Amazing. I just wanta reach in and grab a few :}

June 28, 2014 4:25 pm

I just LOVE this. I can’t wait to start stuffing all of my cookies with buttercream!

June 29, 2014 2:58 pm

can you make these ahead and freeze them or would that do weird things to the frosting?

Amy Sullivan
June 29, 2014 10:01 pm

I TOTALLY wanted to make these for my sister-in-law’s baby shower so I made a test batch yesterday. My frosting balls never completely froze (even after leaving the freezer for 24 hours just to see if they would). When my cookies baked the frosting kind of melted inside instead of staying in one big hunk…I REALLY want these to work. Any suggestions on what i did wrong?

July 1, 2014 12:31 am

Totally awesome cookie! My grandbabies would so love them. I hadn’t seen the Chips Ahoy yet, but I’m pretty sure your home baked version would beat them in a taste test. Love these! :)

Amy Sullivan
July 2, 2014 11:00 pm

The frosting balls were cold, but I could still smoosh them between my fingers with very little force. I DO have to say that the cookie part was AMAZING though! Light yet flavorful.

July 3, 2014 11:40 pm

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I want to be eating one these right now. And then another one.

laura pinto
July 4, 2014 9:48 am

I was hesitant to make these after reading a couple people write they were having issues with the frosting but i decided if you could make them and have them come out looking fabulous, then so could I. I am so glad that I did chose to make them because I had no issues at all! They are wonderful! If you follow the recipe exact you should have no problems at all! Thank you for a new twist on chocolate chip cookies! The kids will love these for the 4th of July. :)

July 6, 2014 6:20 pm

Hi Shelly, I made these today and the cookie part turned out perfectly but the frosting was almost crunchy. Is the frosting supposed to be soft inside after baking? Maybe I baked too long? They are still so fun and delicious…I’m just not sure I did it right (and I really want to do it right!)