Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting


This is the ultimate cookie cup recipe: thick chocolate chip cookies baked in a cupcake tin with rich, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough frosting mounded on top.

This is the ultimate cookie cup recipe: thick chocolate chip cookies baked in a cupcake tin with rich, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough frosting mounded on top.

Don’t waste any time – pour yourself a tall glass of milk now because these are quite possibly one of the richest desserts on my blog thus far.  You all should make these for Memorial Day!  If I could only have one dessert for the rest of my life it would either be ice cream or just a perfect chocolate chip cookie (these are things I think of as a food blogger who is obsessed with food).  These Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting take chocolate chip cookies to a whole new level for me…as they will for you.  They are soft baked chocolate chip cookie cups with the wonderful taste of that tempting “raw” cookie dough that I can never seem to keep my fingers out of.

Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe baked in a muffin tin with egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough frosting on top.  They look like cupcakes!

I brought these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting to a friend’s house who is obsessed with cookie dough…possibly even more than I am.  They were devoured in about 8 seconds.

You can pipe the cookie dough frosting onto these bad boys but this frosting is pretty thick and looks more like “cookie dough”.  Therefore, you can just scoop it on with a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop.  Either way, it will still have the same amazing taste.  If you like these, you absolutely need to check out my Monster Cookie Dough cupcakes!  Enjoy!

Soft deep dish chocolate chip cookies baked in a cupcake tin with rich, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough frosting.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24 cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting: thick chocolate chip cookies baked in cupcake tin with egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough frosting.
  • Cookie Cups:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cookie Dough Frosting:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 and ¼ cups mini chocolate chips
  • Mini Chips Ahoy cookies, for garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two 12 cup muffin/cupcake pans with liners. Set aside.
  2. Make the cookie cups: In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in the room temperature egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. On low speed, gradually mix this dry mixture into the wet ingredients. Mix in the chocolate chips (the dough will be thick - this is OK).
  3. Press 1.5 Tablespoons of dough into each muffin liner. Bake for 11-12 minutes, removing from the oven when the edges begin to slightly brown and the centers still appear soft. Do not bake longer than 13 minutes - you want them to be a little soft. Allow cookie cups to cool completely before frosting!
  4. Make the frosting: With an electric or stand mixer using a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and brown sugar at medium speed. Add the vanilla and beat well. Stir in the flour and salt until doughy. Beat in the milk until mixture is fluffy. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Frost cooled cookie cups with the frosting. I used an ice cream scoop to mound it on top.
  5. Unfrosted cookie cups stay fresh covered at room temperature for 5 days. Frosted cookie cups must be stored in the refrigerator because of the frosting.

 Recipe source:  slightly adapted from

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22 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cookie Dough Frosting”

  1. May 20, 2015 at 8:42 AM #

    Amazing! I love how generously you piled that cookie dough frosting on. 🙂

  2. May 20, 2015 at 9:14 AM #

    YES! These are the cookie dough lover’s ultimate dessert!

  3. May 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM #

    Oh my GAWsh. I seriously need these in my life. This takes my obsession for chocolate chip cookies up a whole lot of notches.

  4. May 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM #

    Wow! These look over-the-top good! Really terrific recipe — you’ve outdone yourself. Thanks!

  5. May 20, 2015 at 12:42 PM #

    Holy chocolate chips, Batman! I have a friend who is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies (seriously… she’s been known to make a whole batch of cookie dough just so she can eat it raw straight out of the bowl). Bookmarked this recipe to bake for her the next time she’s coming over, because this cookie dough extravaganza is right up her alley. 🙂

  6. May 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM #

    There is no such thing as too much cookies/cookie dough!

  7. May 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM #

    Oh my gosh – these look incredible! I adore chocolate chip cookies – and this takes it totally over the top!

  8. May 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM #

    these would be a big hit at our next party

  9. May 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM #

    Oh my word, that frosting! YUM!

  10. May 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM #

    Dear Ashley, what fun and wonderful treat! These look incredible. xo, Catherine

  11. May 21, 2015 at 2:40 PM #

    Okay, so let me get this straight – You’ve made cookies and topped them with cookie dough? Could you please pinch me to make sure I’m not dreaming….or in heaven!

  12. May 21, 2015 at 3:51 PM #

    Holy moly these look so decadent and awesome! I do love cookie dough!!!

  13. May 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM #

    double ccc deliciousness!!!!

  14. May 21, 2015 at 9:48 PM #

    THESE ARE EVERYTHING. That is all.
    But, seriously, cookie dough and a cookie IN ONE? YES!

    • May 21, 2015 at 10:01 PM #

      Awww thank you!!! Your comments always make me laugh 🙂

  15. Susan
    May 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM #

    in the cookie cup ingredients it says, ” 1 and cup semi sweet chocolate chips” does that mean more than a cup is to be used, or is the “and” a typo and only 1 cup of chips is to be used?

    • May 22, 2015 at 12:25 AM #

      The “and” was a typo!! Thank you so much for catching that!! I fixed it 🙂 I guess that’s what I get for blogging at 1 a.m LOL

  16. May 22, 2015 at 9:53 AM #

    This looks like the perfect comb between chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough. What a great treat!

  17. May 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM #

    I saw these on your facebook and fell in love with them! Love that Cookie Dough Frosting!

  18. I bet those would go like hotcakes at a party! What a combination.

  19. September 25, 2015 at 10:06 AM #

    Richest dessert? Sounds good to me! Love this!

  20. October 14, 2015 at 10:06 PM #

    These SERIOUSLY look so good. I need to make them!

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