Chocolate Frosted Chocolate Chip Cookies
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These chocolate chip cookies topped with homemade chocolate frosting are a deliciously decadent combination of two beloved favorites.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36 cookies
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
  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.
Recipe by Lulu the Baker at