Buttercream frosting is a type of frosting that is thick and fluffy. It’s used as filling and topping on big layer cakes. Dairy free chocolate chip cookie dough Frosting is very simple to make. Keep scrolling for this Vegan Cookiedough Buttercream Frosting Recipe.
Cookie dough frosting is great for piping and cupcakes as well. This particular one would be difficult to use for piling due to the chocolate chips. That would be easily fixed by replacing with crushed chocolate flakes.
Almond butter is tasty and nutritious in this Dairy free chocolate chip cookie dough. The Almonds are ground into a paste to make a nut butter. Almond butter is high in mono saturated fats, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese. It makes the best cookie dough flavor for this vegan frosting.
It is considered a good source of riboflavin, phosphorous, and copper, and an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Also Almond butter provides dietary protein.
I wasn’t sure if it would be vegan or not. However after researching online I found they do in fact make vegan butter flavored extract! So thankfully there is vegan butter extract for vegan buttercream frosting.
Links to vegan butter extract brands included below recipe. You could also replace With vanilla extract if that’s easier.
Sure you can use vegan butter for cookie dough frosting instead of vegetable shortening however let me tell you why that’s a bad idea! Firstly butter (vegan or not) is just simply not as thick and fluffy. And this Dairy free chocolate chip cookie dough frosting needs to be fluffy.
You only need 6 vegan ingredients for cookie dough frosting. Ingredients include 2 cups vegetable shortening, 1/2 cup almond butter, and 1 8 oz jar of smuckers marshmallow topping.
You also need 1 tsp butter flavor extract link to vegan brand below, 3 cups powdered sugar, and 1 cup unsweetened dark chocolate chips for baking for cookie dough vegan buttercream recipe.
In order to make cookie dough frosting just Combine vegetable shortening, marshmallow topping, almond butter, and extract in large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer on high until thoroughly combined.
Then Add powdered sugar to vegan frosting mixture one cup at a time. Blend on low in between adding each cup to avoid powdered sugar mess. Blend frosting until thoroughly combined. Vegan dessert recipes are so easy to make.
Watch the instructional YouTube recipe video below to see how to make cookie dough frosting visually.
This vegan frosting is easy and delicious
Combine vegetable shortening, marshmallow topping, almond butter, and extract in large mixing bowl and blend on high until thoroughly combined
Add powdered sugar one cup at a time blending on low in between adding each cup to avoid powdered sugar mess
Blend until thoroughly combined
Lastly add chocolate chips and blend until thoroughly combined.
Easiest to spread on cake when frosting is room temperature and cake is thoroughly chilled.
To use for piping replace chocolate chips with chocolate flakes.
See the recipe video for more instructions on how to make cookie dough frosting.
Vegan butter flavored extract ingredient here.