Cookie Dough Frosting

filed under: Cookies · Decorating on November 14, 2014

  This delicious, quick, and easy Cookie Dough Frosting is a fantastic (and quick!) way to indulge your cookie cravings! If you love frosting be sure to try my Buttercream Frosting and Cream Cheese Frosting.

Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting (No Egg!)

Cookie Dough Frosting & Raw Flour

This recipe has been very controversial on my blog… and not because of raw egg because there is none of that. But because of the “raw” flour. (there is no such things are “raw” flour) After doing extensive research I have concluded that this is not something I consider a risk to my family. You will, of course, want to make your own best-educated choice. (See Yes, it’s OK to Eat Raw Flour for more information.)

If you have any hesitancy at all about eating raw flour, simply place flour on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F. Easy peasy!

No matter how you make it, this Cookie Dough Frosting has the texture of silk and completely melts in your mouth. And because it is so fast, you can quench any chocolate chip cookie craving is just moments!

Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting (No Egg!)

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

You will see that I wrote 16 tablespoons in the recipe.  As annoying as that is, I found that I liked the texture better when the milk was very slowly incorporated.  You can certainly just add in 1 cup of milk all at once.

I used far more milk than the original recipe suggested.  The reason I did this is that the frosting was being used in a layer cake and it was far too hard to spread as-is.  So I doubled the milk to achieve a much creamier and smoother frosting. I highly recommend that for use on cakes!  If you just want to put a big dollop on a cupcake, try halving the milk and seeing if you prefer that consistency.


Creamy Cookie Dough (No Egg!)

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

As I mentioned above, this cookie dough recipe was modified so that I could use it on cakes. If you use less milk, you will see a more “traditional” cookie dough, one that needs to be scooped rather than spread.

You can also play with this recipe to your heart’s content! Try adding sprinkles instead of chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips and finely chopped macadamia nuts, or a bit of cocoa for a chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough!

Cookie Dough

I prefer semi-sweet (or even bittersweet) chocolate chips in this frosting.  The slightly bitter chocolate compliments the sweet cookie dough quite nicely.

I used the Easiest Chocolate Cupcake recipe to test out my frosting on. It was a match made in heaven of course!

Be sure to check out how I used this fabulous recipe in a Chocolate Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookie!

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

I also used this recipe in an OUT OF THIS WORLD Brownie Cookie Dough Cake.

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

PLEASE WATCH THIS if you have objections about the flour in this recipe.


4.72 from 7 votes
Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting (No Egg!)
Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

This delicious, quick, and easy Cookie Dough Frosting is a fantastic (and quick!) way to indulge your cookie cravings!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie Dough Frosting
Servings: 10 SERVINGS
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cups (2 sticks or 226g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 16 tbsp. 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips
  1. Beat brown sugar and butter together in stand mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy.

  2. Add in flour, vanilla extract, and salt into creamed butter until fully combined.

  3. With mixer on low speed, and in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until fully incorporated.

  4. Remove bowl from mixer and add in mini chocolate chips. Stir by hand until incorporated.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*After testing this recipe and submitting to taste testers, I have decreased the flour from 2 1/2 cups down to 1 1/2 cups. 

I am thankful that Kara from Kara’s Koutour Cakes addressed the “raw flour” issue. I could not agree with her more! SEE IT HERE


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  • Patsy Johnson says:

    I LOVE Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Cannot wait to try this recipe! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Kirsten says:

    Why cant you eat raw flour?

  • Renee willette says:

    I have made a lot of your recipes and they were all fantastic please keep sharing

  • Valerie Nazelrod (Allen) says:

    I cannot wait to try some of your creations. YOU ARE CREATIVE!:} please, continue.

  • Julie says:

    I just made this frosting! It is soooo good! I used a cake mix for the cupcakes, but there is way too much frosting left over. Can I refrigerate it for any period of time?

  • RodM says:

    I do not understand the issue of using “raw flour”. I need to be educated.

  • Glory Ubioworo says:

    U AI amazing ad good. Need cake book.

  • Linda Dement says:

    Would you change anything for gluten free flour? Increase or decrease measurements?

  • clara says:

    i cant wait for my 11 year old to make this.yummy

  • Julie says:

    I made the frosting and used dark sugar because I did not have light. I made it and not only was it runny but had a strong flour taste. Please let me know what I did wrong. And can I put nuts instead of Choc chips?

    Thank you.

    • Melisa says:

      Put it in the refrigerator. I bet you butter was to warm.

  • Brenda Davis says:

    Ummmm looks yummy!! Going to make some cookie dough frosting

  • Sheila says:

    Yummy going to try this thank you.

  • Pamela Emmons says:

    This frosting in not over powering sweet like most frostings. You can do so much with this recipe and everyone loves something different every now and then.

  • Aban jokhi says:

    What does c stand for in the recipe pl

  • Shirley Manzi says:

    I love iambaker, Amanda. Have shared a lot of your recipes

  • G Sher says:

    I wish you had a ‘print’ button for your recipes. Copying and pasting and then editing to remove the back story is so labor intensive.

    • JBop says:

      GSher – There is a print button right under the picture for the recipe. At least on my computer there is.

  • Tina Beney says:

    This was delicious ,I made it for my granddaughters Birthday Cake and she loved it. Thank you!!!!

  • Anita says:

    If I make this ahead of time, how long will it stay?

  • Kayla says:

    I was wondering if 1 I could make this but instead of using it as a frosting or anything just eat it out of a bowl with a spoon? 2 do I have to add in chocolate chips or anything else?

    • Amanda says:

      lol Sure! I would use less flour if you are not adding chocolate chips so the buttery flavor really comes through. 🙂

      • Kayla says:

        Thank you! How much less flour should I use? Like instead of 1 1/2 cup just do one cup? Or more than that? Or less than that?

  • Marilynn says:

    I have not made this YET, but being afraid of “raw flour” is ridiculous……..people eat “cookie dough” by the cup full……….and it has RAW FLOUR in it….as well as some other things people eat raw flour in…….what is the big deal?

    • Amanda says:

      I agree Marilynn!

  • Heather says:

    This recipe is great!! Made it today with my father’s famous one pan wonder chocolate cake. Sooooo good!!! And easy my 9 year old helped…

  • Yvette Wise says:

    There should be instructions to heat the flour in the oven to kill any bacteria that may exist prior to adding it in. Online I found instructions – spread up to 2 cups onto a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 5 minutes.

    As a kid we made something like this to eat by the spoonful!

    • Amanda says:

      There are instructions. 🙂

  • Kristine S. says:

    I so need to make this for my upcoming retreat! And Ima gonna fill it with “raw flour” & not tell anyone! LMAO!!
    Seriously though, just watched that video. Thanks for linking that ‘cuz I needed the laugh

    • Amanda says:

      lol So glad you liked it!!!! We need to hang out, I need more common sense people with a sense of humor in my life. 😂

      • Kristine S. says:

        I would love to hang out! It’s not too far of a drive…

  • Theresa Green says:

    Looking for Macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips cookie recipe

  • Gloria says:

    What do you add if it’s to thin