Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 create another chocolate chip cookie recipe OR put frosting on anything else…I decide that chocolate chip cookies needed frosting INSIDE of them. I mean, is there anything more perfect or pretty?

Combining my two favorite food groups into one sweet cookie recipe is about the most on brand idea I have ever had. Frosting filled cookies are basically a birthday party ESSENTIAL. Or really, any day you want to make a little more delicious is a time to bake these frosting filled chocolate chip cookies.

Also, sprinkles make everything happy.

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to stuff cookies with frosting…

What I did was create a thick frosting filling. I based my recipe on this Oreo Filling 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 while they bake.

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.

PRO TIP – Make sure the frosting is completely sealed within the cookie dough to prevent the frosting from leaking out!

Roll the cookie dough into balls and bake!

They came out looking glorious…

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…

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honestly perfect!

NOTE – I originally used vegetable shortening in filling, but after testing, I have updated the recipe using butter in the frosting. It works just as well and tastes better in my opinion! 

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Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies are such a fun cookie recipe! A surprise of sprinkles & frosting are waiting on the inside!


Ingredients:

Frosting Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles

Instructions:

Frosting Filling

  1. Mix the butter, 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. Mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. 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 2 1/2 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.

Notes:

I enjoy these best served warm!

store airtight for up to 3 days

This recipe was originally written using vegetable shortening in the frosting instead of butter. You can still do that, but after repeat testing, I have found that butter works just as well and tastes better!

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Ann
Ann

Hi can i make this thicker so i can add more liquid i want to add alcohol

Realtimedairy

It has really taken me a long time looking for a perfect recipe but the search is now over. This is all i needed and I will be working on it immediately. Hope the results will be amazing. Thanks

Catherine Haslebacher
Catherine Haslebacher

Thanks for this idea! I was looking for a good recipe for gender reveal cookies for my coworkers. This will do perfectly! I’ll just dye the frosting the color I need. Thanks!

Mirjam
Mirjam

Hey there Shelly, is it possible to prepare and freeze the dough and the frosting separately and thaw them the day of or the day before serving them? Or is it even possible to prepare both together, actually “ready to bake”? I just thought of that after reading your current “Refrigerator Sprinkle Cookies”-recipe. I am expecting quite a couple of people for my birthday party and I am desperately looking for recipes to make ahead of time. If you have any other references to recipes from your page that might fit, let me know 🙂 Maybe you can add a… Read more »

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I love the idea of the coloured sprinkles inside the cookie fab!

Zaida
Zaida

Hey, so I have made these cookies word for word about five times trying all different methods to keep frosting inside but it spreads or comes out. From the comments I read this seems to be a very common issue! I love the flavor and would love if the frosting stayed in. I have tried everything. Any suggestions?

Jessica Rietema
Jessica Rietema

Ok, I’m picturing the dough from your amazing Churro bars, wrapped around frosting, and rolled in cinnamon sugar before backing. Frosting Filled Churro cookies…. What do you think????

Paula
Paula

Hi,

I tried making these but the cookies wouldn’t melt at all! They just baked as the round balls that I moulded together. I followed the instructions word for word ..

Sheldyn
Sheldyn

What could I use instead of shortening? Thanks 🙂

Mindy Louith
Mindy Louith

Just made these. Given the listed ingredients, 2 1/2 Tbsp of cookie dough will only allow for maybe 12 cookies. Had to reduce the measurement to 1 Tbsp to get 30 cookies. Also, a measured 1tsp of filling made 40 filling balls.

Allie
Allie

I noticed when I made these the frosting harden after coming out of the oven, is there something I could do to prevent that?

Rawrz
Rawrz

Turned out pretty good. I estimated the dough amount to wrap around the filling, so the filling was a bit overpowering. Going to try putting more cookie dough on it, next batch. But, making a cookie with a filling was very pleasing. I never knew how to do it, so this is great. ^_^

Vinee
Vinee

I pinned the recipe the moment I saw it.. Wanted to bake it for my sprinkle and choco chip loving three ur old son.. But the cookies just fell flat. Could you please tell me why? I would love to remake and have them look like yours did!

Luna
Luna

These are the most amazing cookies I’ve ever tasted! I’m usually a failure at anything kitchen, but these turn out pretty darn amazing, even from my hands. And you can stuff anything in them not just frosting, because the cookies don’t spread out too much, so the insides don’t fall out. I’ve done them with the classic frosting (not such a success because I couldn’t get the frosting right), with marshmallows, toffee, and gummy bears (those were awesome)

Thank you so much for posting this! It’s making believe I actually have culinary skill 😛

Maureen
Maureen

Made these today following exact directions and also was a big failure. Frosting was crunchy and gritty in the cookies it actually stayed inside of, even with undertaking. I also had problems with leaky icing even after taking extreme care to seal the cookie. I think maybe decreasing the chocolate chips may help or using mini ones to give the frosting less cracks to leak out of. As far as the frosting, I may try again with a cream cheese mixture. The cookie dough itself is very good though, just disappointed in my results.

Candace
Candace

Have you ever made these with a colored frosting? I was wondering if the color of the frosting would show through the dough by any chance. I’m thinking these would be a great idea for a gender reveal! Not sure if I’ll need pink or blue yet, but maybe if it’s light enough it’ll be ok?

Sharona
Sharona

I have a lot of dunkin hines vanilla whipped frosting. Could I use this?

Mary
Mary

I’ve been baking cookies 50+ years and these did not turn out anything like your pictures!! Made sure there were no cracks or crevices for the frosting to leak out. After 10-11 minutes they dough was still raw…so had to bake longer. The cookies that didn’t leak did not have a frosting center, just a real super sweet center. If you stop and think about it, shortening and sugar (frosting) is going to melt in a hot oven….

Rachel
Rachel

Just my regular cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Was that it?

Rachel
Rachel

Hi Shelly,
I also made these following the recipe exactly. The frosting inside melted into the cookie and looked nothing like the pictures. The cookie part was great and held up well. Some did leak, and those had a dent in the middle. This recipe was labor intensive and did not come out right for me. I was wondering if store bought frosting would hold up better, but if your cookies come out like the picture over and over, I guess I’m doing something wrong. Oh well!

Désirée Mattes
Désirée Mattes

Hii, i dont like Sprinkles. How can i exchange?

Im from switzerland and have to study about the cups 🙂

poppy
poppy

oh my gosh! im sooooo sorry! my little sister got on my computer and she must have made that comment. my appolagies!

poppy
poppy

SHELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
these look like unicorns threw up on them! they are for my daughters birthday! they are wayyyyyyyy too sweet and they are spilling even though i closed them all the way! im so sad and disapointed. thanks a lot!

bob
bob's mom

Can i use butter instead of shortening? i dont have any.

bob
bob's mom

hi shelly! i was super excited to make these cookies when i saw the comments. then i looked farther down in the comments and there seemed to be a lot of problems. i am wondering if it is a good idea to make them still? i dont want a disaster! 🙂 thanks

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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