Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies are such a fun cookie! A surprise of sprinkles and frosting are waiting on the inside…maybe the perfect cookie!

UPDATE – This recipe was originally posted in 2014. I updated the images and tweaked the recipe only slightly. I have indicated the changes in the recipe notes!

Just when you thought I couldn’t put frosting on anything else… Wait, you did think that, right?



I didn’t exactly put frosting on TOP of anything else..because a chocolate chip cookie with frosting on top seems excessive.

And clearly I am not about excess. *cough* So I found a way around it all…

Eat your frosting on the DL. It’s no one else’s business when and where you get your frosting. STOP TRYING TO CONTROL ME!

I mean, unless you want to show them how gloriously pretty the insides of these cookies are. Because they are.

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sprinkles make everything happy.

I actually got this idea from Chips Ahoy…I saw in the store they are creating all these new soft flavors and when I saw a frosting filled cookie I knew I had to recreate it!

What I did was create a thick frosting filling. I based my recipe on this recipe. I tweaked it slightly, to make it a little stiffer. I didn’t want the filling to melt inside of the cookie, or ooze out.

Sprinkles in the frosting...

I rolled the frosting into balls with about a teaspoon or so of the mixture and then popped them into the freezer for about an hour.

Roll the frosting into balls and freeze it before stuffing!

Meanwhile I made the cookie dough. I used a fairly basic recipe, but added a bit more flour so the cookie wouldn’t spread as much. Then I wrapped each frozen frosting ball with a few tablespoons of the cookie dough.

Wrap you cookie dough around your frosting

I rolled the dough into balls and placed them on a lined baking sheet to bake.

PRO TIP – Make sure the frosting is completely sealed within the cookie dough to prevent the frosting from leaking out!

Roll the cookie dough into balls and bake!

They came out looking glorious…

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you prefer a flatter cookie, you can freeze the frosting into flatter discs, instead of a ball and then don’t roll the cookie dough into a ball to bake..make it more of a disc.

I tried it that way and it worked well..I just preferred a big ol’ hunka hunka frosting…

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honestly perfect!

NOTE – I originally used vegetable shortening in filling, but after testing, I have updated the recipe using butter in the frosting. It works just as well and tastes better in my opinion! 


Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Frosting Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies


Frosting Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles


Frosting Filling

  1. Mix the butter, powdered sugar, water and vanilla together in bowl with mixer until smooth. Add in sprinkles and mix until combined.
  2. Roll frosting into balls using 1 teaspoon of mixture each. Place on a lined pan and freeze for 1 hour.

Cookie dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat and set aside.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth, scraping sides as needed. Add in baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
  3. Add in flour and stir until just combined.
  4. Finally stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  5. Scoop out about 2 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough for each cookie. Form dough around frozen ball of frosting making sure to cover frosting completely and roll into a ball. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove when edges begin to golden.
  7. Transfer to wire rack.


I enjoy these best served warm!

store airtight for up to 3 days

This recipe was originally written using vegetable shortening in the frosting instead of butter. You can still do that, but after repeat testing, I have found that butter works just as well and tastes better!


If you love Chocolate Chip Cookies, check out my complete list of all my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes!

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