Thursday 10 April 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies made from Leftover Chocolate Frosting

I had a lot of leftover chocolate frosting from making the Minecraft Birthday Cake and a Giant Kinder Bueno Cupcake so I got to thinking what I could do with it. I didn't feel like making more cupcakes and I remembered making cookies from leftover lemon frosting previously. I decided to do the same and make chocolate chip cookies! I had to make up the recipe proportions but essentially you add a similar but lesser amount of flour to your icing (otherwise the cookie will  be too doughy), an egg and some chocolate chips and voila - delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies. These cookies were really crispy and packed full of chocolate flavour (the icing had melted chocolate in it). It was difficult to stop at just one and everyone who tried it really enjoyed it. 

I'm sending this to The Biscuit Barrel Challenge hosted by Laura from I'd Much Rather Bake Than... which has the theme of 'fun' this month. Chocolate chip cookies are definitely fun anytime of the day and for any age!

I'm also sending this to No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Jibber JabberUK and Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary.

 leftover chocolate frosting (this is only 1/2 of it!), an egg, flour and chocolate chips 

 adding chocolate chips 

 ready to bake 


An original recipe by bakingaddict

636g leftover chocolate frosting
500g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
200g chocolate chips

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • If your frosting has been in the fridge like mine then place it in the microwave for 10 seconds just to soften it.
  • Place into an electric mixer and beat for a few minutes until smooth.
  • Add in egg then flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Finally stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Place small ice cream scoops of dough spaced apart on a baking tray and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes or until its brown around the edges.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. I was a big fan of your original leftover cookies but these sound even better. If I ever get any leftover buttercream then I know where to look. I say if because I tend to eat it off a spoon!

    1. These were definitely better mainly due to the chocolate and chocolate chips. I tend to eat leftover buttercream too but there was too much of it this time!

  2. It's a great idea for using up leftover frosting - although I tend to just put it in the fridge and then dig in with a spoon every so often!

    1. I know what you mean and I usually do that but there was just too much leftover this time and I have others still in the fridge!

  3. No more bowls of frosting left in the fridge anymore! On its own I find buttercream too sickly but now I know what to do with it. Thanks for linking up with this month's No Waste Food Challenge.

    1. I'm all for eating leftover frosting but occasionally there's just too much to eat so these cookies are perfect.

  4. This is a fantastic idea - I have some biscoff marshmallow buttercream that is begging to be turned into cookies. :)


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