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! 


Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

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


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



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


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.


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!

Nutrition Information:

1 cookie
25 g
127.1 mg
12.4 g
34.8 g
2.8 g
32.7 mg

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Jun 11, 2020 2:05 am

I made the chocolate chip stuffed cookies and my frosting inside was grainy. I didn’t roll the frosting out and put them in the cookie right away. I just scooped the frosting and put it on a cookie sheet.
Any idea on how to make it not grainy?

Gabriela Leggett
Apr 8, 2020 8:10 pm

Is the frosting ingredient amounts incorrect? I used the exact amount of each thing and there is no way I could roll the frosting into a ball. Perhaps if I put it in the fridge first it may be possible but then I fear the risk of the frosting not being frosting anymore.

Jan 14, 2019 6:22 am

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

Oct 20, 2018 5:17 pm

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
Oct 15, 2018 11:34 am

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!

May 18, 2018 5:19 am

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 »

May 18, 2018 8:52 am
Reply to  Shelly

Awesome! That’s music to my ears – because I really really really … want to make these cookies! And I’m trying to shift as many work as I can away from the day of my party and this option is a great time-saver for me 🙂
Thank you for the quick response.

Apr 27, 2018 5:31 am

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

Apr 25, 2018 12:45 am

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?

John Jay
Apr 5, 2020 2:14 pm
Reply to  Shelly

yah same here. first the frosting is delicious. nailed it. but i think less frosting per cookie might help the leakage. ive had a few leak out but then i just crumble em into cookie bowls with oat milk 🙂

Jessica Rietema
Mar 16, 2018 1:46 pm

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????

Mar 19, 2017 11:46 pm


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 ..

May 17, 2016 5:07 pm

What could I use instead of shortening? Thanks 🙂

Mindy Louith
May 1, 2016 10:37 pm

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.

Mar 22, 2016 9:42 pm

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

Aug 7, 2015 11:30 am

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. ^_^

May 28, 2015 2:32 am

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!

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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