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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 14-15 cookie sandwiches
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Two soft chocolate chip cookies sandwiched together with eggless cookie dough frosting. Cookie dough lover’s dream! The cookie dough (for the baked cookies) must chill for at least 1 hour (2 or more hours preferred).


Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (aka cornflour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (180g) mini chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons (140g) heat-treated all-purpose flour* (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 cup (180g) mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Make the cookies: In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick. Add the chocolate chips and mix for about 5 seconds until evenly disbursed. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour (2+ hours preferred for thicker cookies) and up to 2 days. Chilling is mandatory for this cookie dough.
  2. While the cookie dough is chilling, make the frosting: In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Switch the mixer to medium speed and add the brown sugar. Beat until combined, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. On low speed, add the vanilla, flour, and salt. Beat until everything is mixed; the dough will be thick and heavy. Add the milk and beat on low for 30 seconds to fairly mix it in. Then switch to high and beat for at least 2 minutes until combined and very creamy. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use.
  3. Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  4. Once chilled, the dough will be slightly crumbly, but will come together if you work the dough with your hands as you roll into individual balls. Roll balls of dough, about 1 Tablespoon of dough each, into balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. They will look extremely soft when you remove them from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. If the cookies are too puffy, try gently pressing down on them with the back of a spoon. They will slightly deflate as you let them cool. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely before sandwiching.
  5. Sandwich dollops of cookie dough frosting between two cooled cookies, creating sandwiches. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Baked cookies (without frosting between them) freeze well – up to three months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well – up to three months. The frosting can be made 1 day in advance – cover tightly and store in the refrigerator.
  2. Egg: Room temperature egg is preferred for the cookies. To bring egg to room temperature quickly, simply place in a cup of warm water for 5 minutes. I usually set out my egg when I set out my butter (for the cookies and the frosting) to soften about 1 hour before beginning.
  3. Heat Treated Flour: Though you can use raw flour in the cookies since they are baked, it’s safest to use heat-treated flour in the frosting recipe. See note/instructions above recipe or purchase heat-treated flour online.
  4. Be sure to check out my top 5 cookie baking tips AND these are my 10 must-have cookie baking tools.
  5. Adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook: Cookies, Cakes, Candies, and More by Lindsay Landis.

Keywords: cookie dough sandwiches, chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiches