These copycat Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookies have a rich brown sugar cookie base, an ice cream flavored frosting and are topped with edible cookie dough bites and mini chocolate chips. These cookies are soft and bursting with cookie dough flavor!

Crumbl had me with their classic Crumbl chocolate chip cookie! Since I tried them I’ve been tasting their different cookie flavors and making copycat Crumbl cookie recipes of my favorites.

Brown sugar cookies topped with a white frosting, mini chocolate chips and cookie dough chunks.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Soft and sweet. This Crumbl cookie dough cookie recipe is the best because the cookie comes out super soft, moist and chewy and the ice cream frosting is sweet, smooth and delicious!
  • Cookie and cookie dough all in one! These cookies are everything you love about cookies! You get the soft baked cookie and the cookie dough bites!
  • Easy Crumbl cookie copycat recipe. This is an easy recipe to make right at home and it yields cookies that look just like the bakery-level cookies and yet taste even better!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients in glass bowls such as: flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, baking powder, baking soda, on a gray background.
  • Brown Sugar: This Crumbl cookie base is a brown sugar cookie, so the only sugar this recipe uses is brown sugar.
  • Molasses: In order to bring out the flavor of brown sugar (and to provide more moisture in the cookie), we use molasses. (Brown sugar is different from granulated sugar due to the molasses in the sugar.)
  • Cornstarch: This helps thicken the cookie dough and give the cookie a nice soft and chewy texture.
Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookie frosting and topping ingredients on a gray background.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Make the cookie dough cookies. Beat the butter and sugar for 2-3 mins on medium speed in a stand mixer. Add the molasses, vanilla extract, and eggs and mix until combined.
  2. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. 
  1. Portion the cookie dough into 1/3 cup balls. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press down on the balls *just slightly* with the palm of your hand.
  2. Bake at 375°F for 8-12 mins or until edges are just set and the centers are still soft but not overly glossy.
  1. Remove from oven and cool on tray for 10 mins. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. 
Brown sugar baked cookies on a black wire cooling rack.
  1. Make the ice cream frosting. Whip the butter until creamy and light in color. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until it’s incorporated. Add the vanilla and melted ice cream. Beat until smooth, light and airy. Add more powdered sugar or more ice cream to get your desired consistency. 
White frosting in a glass mixing bowl.
  1. Frost the cookies once they are cooled. Top with a few mini chocolate chips and a small handful of cookie dough bites. Enjoy!
Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookies topped with white frosting, mini chocolate chips, and edible cookie dough chunks.

Recipe Tips

Chilling the cookie dough will keep the cookies from spreading as much in the oven.

Crumbl advertises that the cookie dough cookies are chilled and the frosting is put on top of the chilled cookie. Doing the same will make it taste even more like the real deal.

Using ice cream does make a difference in the flavor of the frosting so I wouldn’t recommend skipping or substituting that ingredient.

Storing and Freezing

Store the finished cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 hours. Due to the ice cream in the frosting, store in an airtight container in the fridge after that. They will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days.

If you want to freeze the cookies, I recommend freezing the dough and not the baked cookies. Form the dough into cookie dough balls and flash freeze on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes for the cookie dough to set. Then transfer to an airtight container or Ziplock bag and freeze in the freezer for 1-2 months. Remove the cookies from the freezer and bake as directed. Your bake time will probably increase a few minutes since they are baking from frozen, so keep an eye on them.

FAQs

What are all the Crumbl cookie flavors?

Crumbl doesn’t list all their cookie flavors on its website. However, the weekly menu is listed on the website. Crumbl have new cookie flavors every week!

Does Crumbl repeat flavors?

Yes. Their classic Crumbl chocolate chip cookie is a frequent menu item. Additional flavors will also find their way back into the menu, but not very often! Crumbl does a great job at bringing new cookie flavors to its menu.

What’s so special about Crumbl cookies?

Crumbl cookies are famous for being large in size, thick and chewy, and having creative cookie flavors. The iconic long, pink cookie box is the signature box for the cookie company.

A single Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookie on a white background.

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Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookies topped with white ice cream flavored frosting, mini chocolate chips, and edible cookie dough bites.
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5 from 2 votes

Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookies

These Crumbl Cookie Dough Cookies are decadent, sweet, and so unique! A sweet brown sugar cookie is topped with an ice cream inspired frosting and garnished with mini chocolate chips and edible cookie dough bites.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 11 cookies

Ingredients
 

Cookie Dough Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter - softened to room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar - packed, can also use light brown sugar (I used dark)
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 eggs - at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Ice Cream Frosting

  • 12 tablespoons butter - salted or unsalted, if using salted leave out the pinch of salt in the frosting
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons cookie dough ice cream - melted but still cold, or vanilla ice cream

Toppings

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a stand mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter and sugar for 2-3 mins on medium speed. Add molasses, vanilla extract, and eggs and mix until combined.
  • Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. 
  • Portion dough into 1/3 cup balls. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Press down on the balls *just slightly* with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake for 8-12 mins or until edges are just set and centers and still soft but not overly glossy. Remove from oven and cool on tray for 10 mins. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. 

Ice Cream Frosting

  • Whip butter until nice and creamy. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until it’s incorporated. Add vanilla and melted ice cream. Beat until smooth and light and airy. Add more powdered sugar or more ice cream to get your desired consistency. 

Assembly

  • Frost cooled cookies. Top with a few mini chocolate chips and a small handful of cookie dough bites. Enjoy!

Notes

*Crumbl advertises such that the cookie dough cookie is chilled and then the frosting is placed on top of the chilled cookie.
Nutritional information does not include the toppings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 695kcal (35%)Carbohydrates: 102g (34%)Protein: 5g (10%)Fat: 31g (48%)Saturated Fat: 19g (95%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 109mg (36%)Sodium: 396mg (17%)Potassium: 152mg (4%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 73g (81%)Vitamin A: 958IU (19%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 66mg (7%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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