If you love chocolate chip cookies or cookie cake, I bet you’ll love this recipe too. Sometimes I make cookie cake or chocolate chip cookies with buttercream icing on top. The other day, I bought some Chips Ahoy! Oreo Crème Cookies for the kids’ lunches. They were pretty good, but I thought I could do better. I much prefer the taste of homemade cookies to store-bought pre-packaged ones so I thought I’d try my own version of the cookies. I came up with a Surprise! Cream Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Surprise Creamy Middle
I started with my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe. Get my recipe and How to make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies here. Nestle also has a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies on the back of their chocolate chips package.
Then, I made the cream filling. I only made about 1/4 of the regular batch of icing from my recipe. This is my easy, go-to recipe for icing.
Easy Buttercream Icing Recipe
- 1 cup butter (softened and almost melted)
- 6 cups confectioners sugar
- 3 tablespoons cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients in a mixer at med/high speed until nice and smooth. The longer it sits the harder it will become. If you plan to use as a topper, you’ll want the icing to me harder. You may even want to put it in the refrigerator. As a filler, use right away.
Surprise! Cream Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Chocolate chip cookie dough
- Buttercream icing
After making dough balls on a cookie sheet, there are various ways to fill the cookie with cream.
- You can slice the dough ball in half, add cream to one side, and put the top back on.
- Flatten the cookie, but have cream in the middle, and fold up the edges to make a pocket for the cream.
- You can inject the cookie with cream right out of the oven, after baking.
I tried those three ways. They all came out yummy. It’s just a matter of preference.
When I used method #1 the cookies came out more swirled looking.
With method #2 the cream mostly stayed inside but was not visible after cutting the cookie. It mostly created a creamy middle.
Method #3 looked the best but took the most amount of work. I had to keep the icing thin in order for it to work in the syringe I used. I kept a small bowl of icing and microwaved it occasionally to keep the icing the right consistency. When I cut this cookie in half, you could visibly see the cream in the middle.
These cookies were really, really good. My kids kept saying how good they were and I eventually had to cut them off. We took a plate of these cream-filled chocolate chip cookies to a party and they were eaten pretty quickly.