chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookies

filed under: Sandwich Cookies on May 19, 2015

There is just something so exciting about cookie dough.

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

Paired with deep, rich chocolate and you are basically in cookie dough lovers heaven!

I was having a craving the other day which is so weird for me! Kidding. My diet is basically satisfying one craving to the next.

But anywho, I wanted chocolate and cookie dough.

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

So I made up a batch of frosting. Making up a batch of this creamy cookie dough frosting is kinda a no-no around here. It doesn’t last long and everyone is filled with shame and guilt after they eat too much of it.

Oh, that’s just me?

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

Having the creamy frosting paired with this simple, but deeply rich and decadent cookie was win-win. Which is good after a no-no.

This chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookie satisfied every craving! Except that craving for wine at 9:12am. That one went unsatisfied.

chocolate cookie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

There is just something so exciting about cookie dough.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookie, chocolate cookie dough sandwich cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick® vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In the large bowl of stand mixer, add the butter and sugar and cream together.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the creamed mixture and mix until combined. Turn the mixer off.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. Turn the mixer on low and continue mixing until incorporated.

  5. Using a small cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, place chocolate cookie dough on prepared baking sheet, roughly 2 inches apart. They will spread.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool

Recipe barely adapted from Food Network. I used this Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting recipe.

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

Tips for Success:

Allow cookies to cool completely before assembly. I used a small cookie scoop to make the cookies and this helped keep them uniform. If you do not have the small scoop, you can use a tablespoon measuring spoon.

I used a large ice cream scoop to add the frosting. Simply place frosting on the bottom side of one cookie then add a cookie on top. Press together slightly.

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

Have you ever bit into a cookie sandwich and all the frosting spilled out? These cookies do that. If you would prefer a less “messy” cookie sandwich, you can do a couple things:

1. Use less frosting. (This is not an option. Please do not consider this option.)

2. Use a knife to spread the frosting on both sides of the cookie and then assemble.

I was able to make 12 cookie sandwiches with the amount of frosting I had. This meant there were some left over cookies. But are chocolate cookies really ever considered “left-overs”?

Chocolate Cookie with Cookie Dough filling~ the ultimate cookie sandwich!

Be warned, these delicious cookie sandwiches never last long!

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  • Amy @Very Culinary says:

    1,000,000x yes!

  • Laura says:

    Ohhh those look so delicious!!!


  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    Oh my god yes. I would make them double stuffed.

  • mila furman says:

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM yes this does look AMAZEBALLS!!!! Love this sooo much! Now you have me craving dessert!

  • Rebecca @ DisplacedHousewife says:

    This would satisfy my 9am craving, as well as the 9pm. These look AHHHHHmazing!!!! xx

  • Charlotte Moore says:

    I clicked back and saw your Easiest Chocolate Cake Cupcakes. I made them today and was amazed how moist and soft with no eggs. That is my first recipe of cake without eggs. My husband will love these. I got 30 cupcakes and a real small cake. I probably put 3 T of batter in each cupcake liner.

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    Haha, NOT just you! My husband and I are currently on a weeklong sugar free diet because this is always us! Lol. We’ll have to give these a try next week 🙂

  • Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls says:

    Cookies sandwiching cookie dough. Yup. I think this is definitely a thing the world needs. Looks delish! 🙂

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    Pretty sure they wouldn’t last long either over here!

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    How funny, these are on my to-bake list! Can’t wait to try this gorgeous combo! You make them look sooo good

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    Yes, please!

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    I’m not sure which looks better the cookies or the frosting! But with these I guess I don’t have to choose. Yes! 🙂
    Happy Wednesday friend!

  • Jen says:

    Wowie, Amanda! These look fabulous. I just want to dive into that bowl of cookie dough filling!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    These look perfect! That frosting is everything!

  • Julie | This Gal Cooks says:

    I don’t always eat sweets but when I do, cookies must be involved. Sandwich cookies, even better.

  • Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    If mimosas are acceptable at 9:12 am, then why not wine?? 😉 I hear you on cravings though — I’ve been craving crunchy, salty, plain tortilla chips like crazy. I just went through a family-sized bag all by myself in just 4 days! Embarrassing… Which means that your cookie dough frosting wouldn’t stand a chance either. I’d inhale that in mere minutes!

  • Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says:

    These look dangerous, and in a good way!

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says:

    I need this in my life.

  • Arnoldo Grisom says:

    I need like 10 of these right now! I mean, working it off is no problem because I’m sure every bite is worth it! These look so totally perfect!

  • Heather says:

    After you make them with the frosting do you need to refridgerate them?

  • Theresa Christofferson says:

    these cookies look delicious!

  • Barbara says:

    Enjoyed your recipes and tips! Thank you, Batb

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