Chocolate Frosted Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 10, 2018 — 1 comment

I took our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and topped it with our favorite chocolate frosting, and the results are a decadent new favorite!

Oh boy. As soon as the idea of covering chocolate chip cookies with a layer of fudgy frosting popped up in my life, I couldn’t believe it wasn’t already a thing we as humans just do all the time. We eat frosted sugar cookies at least as often as we eat them plain. We frost ginger cookies and lemon cookies and chocolate cookies and oatmeal cookies. But for some reason, I’ve never seen, nor has it ever even occurred to me, to cover that good ole American standard, the classic chocolate chip cookie, with frosting.

My oldest daughter had a dessert auction fundraiser last weekend, and her little sister wanted to contribute some kind of delicious, homemade treat to the event. She got a new cookbook for Christmas and has been trying out the recipes inside, and when she picked a recipe for chocolate chip cookie sandwiches filled with chocolate frosting, I jumped right on board with her. Instead of making the recipe from the book, we used our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and our favorite chocolate frosting recipe. The cookie sandwiches turned out great, but everyone who had one agreed that an entire cookie sandwich was kind of ridiculously big, and I personally thought the ratio of frosting to cookie was way off. We plated up the cookie sandwiches for the auction and decided to frost the remaining cookies one at a time. And we couldn’t stop eating them! If chocolate frosted chocolate chip cookies weren’t a thing before, they certainly are now.

I took our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and topped it with our favorite chocolate frosting, and the results are a decadent new favorite!

Chocolate Frosted Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
These chocolate chip cookies topped with homemade chocolate frosting are a deliciously decadent combination of two beloved favorites.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36 cookies
Ingredients
for the cookies:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
for the frosting:
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 Tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons half-and-half
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat again. Add flour, salt, and baking soda, and mix on low speed just until combined. Stir in both kinds of chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Divide the dough into 36 balls. I use a standard-sized cookie scoop and scrape off excess dough, and I get between 36 and 38 cookies. Place 12 balls of dough on each cookie sheet, leaving about 2" between each.
  4. Bake for 11 minutes. After removing the cookie sheet from the oven, hold it about 4 inches off the ground and drop it a few times. This helps the cookies flatten out on top. You can also just hold the pan and slam it down on the counter or floor. Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.
  5. While the cookies cool, combine all of the frosting ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until completely smooth. Wait until the cookies are cool to frost them.

I took our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and topped it with our favorite chocolate frosting, and the results are a decadent new favorite!

 

I took our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and topped it with our favorite chocolate frosting, and the results are a decadent new favorite!

This free printable laundry checklist will help your kids learn how to help with the laundry.

Printable Laundry Checklist

April 21, 2018
Leave a Comment

This post has been sponsored by all® free clear laundry detergent. All thought and opinions are my own. My oldest kids are finally at ages where they can start helping out with more serious chores. All of the kids are

I've rounded up 5 menu ideas to help you plan dinners for those busy weeknights! These are some of my family's favorites.

Menu Ideas 26

April 20, 2018
Leave a Comment

Happy Friday, folks! The sun is finally out here in Oregon, and we are busy enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine, shuffling kids to and from soccer games, and planting our Spring garden. With all the activities going on during

Scandinavian Gatherings by Melissa Bahen

Pinners Conference & Book Updates!

April 12, 2018
Leave a Comment

I have a few different pieces of exciting book news to share with everybody! First, I’ll be teaching two workshops at Pinners Conference in Minneapolis this summer. Pinners Conference MN just happens to coincide with Scandinavian Midsummer, so I thought

Hawaiian Party Cake, with flavors of pineapple and coconut, is the perfect easy dessert for your next get-together!

Hawaiian Party Cake

April 10, 2018
2 Comments

I have a really delicious treat to share with you today! It’s one of my family’s favorite desserts, and has even on occasion been requested by relatives who are visiting from out of town. I’ve heard it called lots of

Don't have the room for a big bar cart? Put together a cute, easy, inexpensive DIY drink station for your next party!

DIY Drink Station

March 23, 2018
Leave a Comment

This post has been sponsored by Canada Dry®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Bar carts are such a hot thing right now. I started seeing DIY bar carts on blogs a couple of years ago, but now I

An over-the-top pie featuring a homemade graham cracker crust, a layer of macadamia nut-filled caramel, and a topping of rich chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie

March 14, 2018
Leave a Comment

Happy Pi Day! I’ve been saving up an amazing recipe just for today. When we were in Maui in January, my husband and I discovered Leota’s Pie Shop and stopped there not once, not twice, but three times. All the

Crunchy homemade granola with oats, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, coconut chips, dried tropical fruits likes pineapple, mango, and papaya, lightly sweetened with honey and brown sugar.

Homemade Tropical Granola

February 27, 2018
Leave a Comment

This post has been sponsored by Oikos. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Yogurt and granola is one of my all-time favorite breakfast combos. In fact, I have greek yogurt topped with granola most mornings for breakfast, and I

A printable schedule for Alt Summit 2018 in Palm Springs.

Alt Summit 2018

February 20, 2018
3 Comments

I’m so excited to be heading to Palm Springs this weekend to attend Alt Summit! Alt Summit is a conference for bloggers, small business owners, and influencers, and this will be my 7th time attending. 7th! I’m looking forward to

Rich, homemade brownies topped with a layer of minty buttercream and chocolate ganache, these mint chocolate brownies are perfection.

Mint Chocolate Brownies

February 19, 2018
Leave a Comment

Happy Monday, friends! I know Mondays aren’t always the happiest day of the week, but today is different because today is National Chocolate Mint Day, and that gives us reason to celebrate. The university that I attended (longer ago than

5 menu ideas for easy weeknight dinners that the whole family will love.

Menu Ideas 25

February 9, 2018
Leave a Comment

It’s been over a month since I shared my last menu ideas post, and we’ve had so many delicious and easy dinners since then that I had a hard time choosing which to include in this week’s Menu Ideas round-up.