Do you ever get a brilliant idea in your head, only to forget it just a few minutes or hours later? I do. ALL the time!
I came up with the idea for these cookies months ago, but didn’t remember them until I was really craving some baked goods a few weeks ago. I was going through all of my saved recipes and nothing was sounding “perfect” to me, until out of the blue I remembered my idea for these.
I love a good, classic chocolate chip cookie, and this cookie dough flavored buttercream is hands down my favorite frosting ever. I really love those chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches, so these are my take on them (sans ice cream).
I have been on a bit of a search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this one comes very close. This seems to be the main cookie recipe that Jenny over at Picky Palate uses (in so many unique and amazing ways…you have to check out her site). I love, love, love the taste of these cookies, and this has now become my go to recipe. Combined with the cookie dough buttercream, these treats are dangerous. I added some mini chocolate chips for decoration, but I liked them just the same without the chocolate chips. I did make my cookies smaller than I usually would since I’d be eating two at a time. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Cookie Dough Buttercream
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 1/2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
¼ + ⅛ cup packed brown sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 Tbsp milk
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt, then add dry ingredients to dough. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into small, ½ inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, then place on wire rack to cool completely.
While cookies are baking and cooling start making the frosting. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add powdered sugar in increments until smooth. Add in the flour and salt, then add the milk and vanilla.
Once cookies have cooled begin making the sandwiches. Place a spoonful (as much or as little as you want) on the flat side of one cookie, and sandwich it with the flat side of another cookie. Repeat until all cookies are gone. Coat sides with mini chocolate chips if desired.