Cookie Dough Frosting being piped onto a cupcake
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5 from 7 votes

Cookie Dough Frosting

If you love licking the beater when you make cookies, you'll love cookie dough frosting!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough frosting, cookie dough recipe, edible cookie dough, frosting recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 288kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Heat flour in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until a thermometer placed into the center of the flour reads 160 F/70 C.
  • Mix flour with the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl. 
  • Let the frosting sit for a few minutes while the flour absorbs some of the melted butter.
  • Pipe or spread onto the dessert of your choice.


If chocolate chip cookie dough isn't your favorite, you can make cookie dough frosting from any cookie recipe:
  • Remove any baking soda and baking powder from the recipe. Since you aren't baking the cookie dough, you don't need the leavening agents. 
  • Remove any eggs from the recipe. The raw eggs could give you salmonella.
  • Heat the flour in microwave in 15 second bursts until it reaches 160 F/70 C to kill off the E. coli. 
  • Remove any mix-ins from the recipe (otherwise it won't be pipeable).
  • Add milk a little bit at a time until it is smooth and pipeable.


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 7.4% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 6.1%