One day our girls’ Guncle brought them over chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes. They were sinful and the girls didn’t stop talking about them. So when I asked Bitty what kind of cake she wanted me to bake for her birthday dinner she knew exactly what she wanted. A blue cake, because Alice’s dress is blue, with chocolate chips in it, and chocolate chip cookie dough frosting.
Hummmm, to come up with a recipe, and fast! Or worst case senerio, run to Guncle Alex’s favorite bakery if I screwed it up. So I took to pinterest. Looked at a few ideas and got to work. I was really unsure of the outcome until they got home from school and I had them and my friend’s kiddos taste test it for me. Kids are always brutally honest and that’s what I was looking for. All six kiddos LOVED it. Turns out I had enough left over that we’re going to use it for a dip at her party too. They were really excited about that idea.
-Creamy Cookie Dough Frosting-
- 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 8 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp butter vanilla bakery emulsion
- 1 tsp salt
- 16 tbsp whole milk (1 cup)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 cup semi sweet mini chocolate chips
- Beat brown sugar & butter together in mixer on medium until smooth & creamy.
- Add flour, vanilla extract, butter vanilla bakery emulsion, & salt into mixer until fully combined.
- With mixer on low, add milk 1 tbsp at a time until fully combined.
- Sift powdered sugar and gradually add to mixture until fully combined.
- Remove bowl from mixer & add mini chocolate chips. Stirring by hand until incorporated.
- If using for cupcakes and wanting a firmer frosting add small amounts of additional powdered sugar until desired firmness reached.
- I found the butter vanilla bakery emulsion at a local craft supply store. Otherwise I’d use the same amount of butter extract in its place.
- Can be used for a frosting or a dip to serve with cookies or pretzels.
- I’d keep it refrigerated until serving in either form.
- Surprisingly it’s not excessively sweet. It taste like chocolate chip cookie dough, minus the eggs of course. If you wanted it sweeter you could try maybe adding a 1/2 cup of regular sugar to the mix. This was more sugar than I’d typically use in any recipe so I opted to not keep adding more, especially after seeing how much the kids all liked it.
- I also made some chocolate cupcakes with this frosting for her to share with her friends at dance class (though I wish I had thickened it up a bit).