Cookie Dough Buttercream

2 cup frosting
15 min

This cookie dough buttercream is SO deliciously smooth like buttercream but packs a flavor that tastes just like cookie dough! Use it to top cupcakes, frost a cake, sandwich between cookies and more.

This buttercream is super simple! Just make sure that your butter is softened (room temp or slightly warmer) before creaming it with the brown sugar. The one extra step within this recipe is to heat the flour to ensure that it’s safe to consume. The flour and brown sugar in this recipe are key to giving the buttercream that cookie dough flavor! See my instructions below for easy flour-heating instructions.

Happy baking!

Recipe details

  • 2  cup frosting
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour heated to make it safe to eat
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar on high for 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl once complete.
Add in the milk, vanilla extract, **heated flour and salt. Mix until combined.
Add powdered sugar (½-1 cup at a time), mixing well after each addition.
Add mini chocolate chips. Mix until combined.

**To heat the flour (to make it safe to eat raw)

Add flour to a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high in the microwave for 60 seconds, stopping every 10-15 seconds to stir the flour. Set aside to cool for 2-3 minutes.
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