Sugar Cookie Dough Frosting

We recently celebrated my little girl’s birthday. She loves cupcakes and especially loves the color pink. I wanted to try something different to jazz up her cake a bit from the traditional. That is what sparked this idea.

If you can’t tell by now, I have a cookie dough frosting obsession… check out Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting, Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Frosting and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Frosting.

This latest installment to the cookie dough frostings is nothing short of incredible. The frosting has white sugar in it to give it more of a sugary taste. It tastes exactly like a sugar cookie on top of you cake! Can you say “WOW!”?! It is super unique and is sure to be a hit with all who try it.

I LOVE this recipe and if you love sugar cookies then I know you will too!

Sugar Cookie Dough Frosting… oh. my. gosh. This recipe is INCREDIBLE and the flavor is spot on!

Sugar Cookie Dough Frosting
This recipe is INCREDIBLE and the flavor is spot on!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 5 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 envelope dream whip
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  1. Beat butter and cream cheese. Add sugar and beat again. Add vanilla, and butter extract beat again. Add dream whip and milk and beat again. Add flour, powdered sugar and salt. Beat for about 1 minute more. Do not over beat, frosting should have a cookie dough texture. Frost and top with sprinkles.


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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Nikki this sounds incredible! I am a huge frosting fanatic...I don't even need the cake or the cupcakes! I would love this! pinned :)

  2. Unwirklich Vin Zant

    Is this a real firm frosting? I'm making a castle cake for my boy's birthday next week and I can't stomach powdered-sugar frosting, but I think whipped cream frosting would be too soft for things like towers and would just slide off.

    1. Chef in Training

      It is pretty firm, though I have never tried it on something like that. You can adjust consistency of frosting with powdered sugar. If you end up using this frosting for that amazing castle cake, you will have to let me know how it turned out for you :)

  3. Alli

    What is an "envelope of dream whip"?! Do you find it in the baking aisle?!

  4. patricia

    Hi sounds delicious but where I live (Mexico City) we dont have Dream Whip Envelope...can I substitute with sonething else? Thank you

    1. Chef in Training

      you can omit it. It just adds a little different texture but I have made it without and it is just as good :)

  5. Zack

    I was planning on making cupcakes with this frosting and dipping them in sugar as well. Should I still include the sugar in the frosting itself or do you think that will make it overly sweet?

  6. julie

    Why you used flour on this icing