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!


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


If you love Chocolate Chip Cookies, check out my complete list of all my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes!

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116 Comments on "Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies"

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

Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}

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 🙂


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!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

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 🙂


Best. Idea. Ever. Making these this week!

Emily of Sugar Plum

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


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

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

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

Chloe @ foodlikecake

These look delicious!

Cookbook Queen

GENIUS!! Love love love these 🙂

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

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

Ali | Gimme Some Oven

SUCH a fun idea!!!! You are so creative! 🙂

Jenny Flake

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

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

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

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

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


These are WAY better than the chips ahoy ones!

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Genius! These could be very addicting!!!

Mary Carpenter

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.

Laura @ Laura

Yum! What a sugar rush 🙂

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

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.

Melissa @ Leet Kitchen

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!


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

Joshua Hampton

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

Erin M.

Yum! Yes, please!


Great idea!! These look delicious!


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!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

DANG! These are awesome!

bridget {bake at 350}

Oh. Baby.

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection

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 😉

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

This just rocked my world! Gotta make them ASAP!


These look amazing!!



Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

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!


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


Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

This is the best idea ever!! Love these!


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


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

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

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 🙂

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

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


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!!


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

Jamie | My Baking Addiction

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


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

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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


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

Amy Sullivan

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?

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

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

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.

Renee @ Awesome on $20

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

laura pinto

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. 🙂


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!)