A word about my life… it’s crazy. And getting crazier all the time.
Between The Lizard’s graduation, The Fruitarian’s new job, the upcoming big family vacation, The Hippie Chick’s heavily planned social life, my new job, and Robb’s extensive traveling, I’m sometimes amazed we have time to sleep, let alone bake cookies.
But, when you do finally get some cookies made, everyone is just so happy to have them.
Today, it’s the first Monday in June, which means it’s time for the Cookie of the Month. This month we are all making cookies with frosting. It can be tough to come up with new good ideas for frosted cookies. I mean, I already did this one, and this one, and let’s not forget this one.
Ultimately, I decided to put the frosting inside the cookie, just to be different.
Also, because I stole it from Shelley at Cookies and Cups. I’m not really as unique as I’d like everyone to think. True story.
Of course, Shelley’s cookies were all fat and mine are all flat, and that’s because I made frosting with butter while she used shortening. Also, mine are chocolate, which doesn’t make any difference to the texture of the frosting, I just like chocolate.
My friends have awesome ideas for frosted cookies too! Check these out:
Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Oatmeal Maple Cream Pies from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Frosting Stuffed Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Twix Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Oreo Whoopie Pies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Strawberry Buttercream Sugar Cookies from 365 Day of Baking and More
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons mik
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- FOR FROSTING: Place butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. (The frosting should be kind of thick.)
- Place very small spoonfuls of frosting on a lined baking sheet. (I used a small cookie scoop and split each scoop into two frosting balls.) Freeze for about an hour.
- FOR COOKIES: Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add salt and baking soda and mix well. Add flour and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. (Dough should be kind of thick.)
- Wrap dough around frozen frosting to form large (2-inch) balls. Bake at 350F for 14-17 minutes. Let sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.