Homemade Cookie Dough Pop Tarts Recipe

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Making cookie dough pop tarts toaster pastries is likely much easier than you think. These two snack favorites come combined in one to yield a deliciously decadent treat perfect for days when you want to sample something sweet and homemade right from your own kitchen.

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In this post, let’s break down how to go about making your own cookie dough pop tarts toaster pastries, from the crust all the way down to the icing.

Homemade Cookie Dough Pop Tarts Recipe

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We’ve noticed Cookie Dough Pop Tarts toaster pastries on Walmart shelves, and we agree, they do look amazing.

Sporting perfectly swirled frosting and undoubtedly delicious chocolate chip cookie dough flavored filling, I just knew I had to get my hands on a recipe that would help me replicate it at home.

In this recipe, you’ll notice I’m using frozen puff pastry sheets, mostly because it’s easier than making everything from scratch. To that we’ll add edible cookie dough filling. Although you’ll want to watch very carefully because there is a special step you’ll need to take to ensure the cookie dough stays safe enough to eat before baking.

I know, I know. I said the original cookie dough Pop Tarts we saw at Walmart had a chocolate coating on them rather than a vanilla one.

So, why am I doing vanilla instead? Because I want to.

That’s it. That’s the reason.

All jokes aside, you could totally add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to the vanilla version of the frosting if you want to. But I like the idea of vanilla topping on chocolate chip cookie dough Pop Tarts toaster pastries because there’s already chocolate in the cookie dough filling. But, hey, you do what you want!

The following are the ingredients and steps you’ll need to create your very own version of cookie dough Pop Tarts at home. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Pop tart pieces

  • 2 frozen wheat puff pastry sheets
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 pure teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • one stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, (can sub milk if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose wheat flour (heat-treated if eating dough uncooked)
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened

Vanilla glaze (don’t change)

  • 2 cup Powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • rainbow sprinkles (optional, for extra pop tart-ness)

Instructions

Before proceeding, please make sure you heat treat your flour if you plan to eat the dough without baking. This recipe does require that you bake the dough. However, there is a segment in this recipe that involves saving cookie dough pieces to use as decoration later. To make these uncooked pieces safe to eat, please do the following: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread all of your flour evenly over a lined baking sheet. Bake the flour for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool completely. 

That’s it! Now you are ready to begin the process of making your chocolate chip cookie dough filling!

  1. Begin by making your cookie dough. To do this, start by beating your sugar and butter together using a hand mixer.
  2. Once fluffy and pale, add in your heavy cream, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. To this add all purpose flour. Mixed until just incorporated.
  4. Finally, gently fold in your miniature chocolate chips.
  5. Remove 1/3 of your cookie dough and set in the refrigerator until firm. To the rest of the cookie dough, add in your cream cheese at room temperature. Blend with a mixer until well combined. Set aside.

Pop Tart Pastry Assembly

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Begin assembling your pop tart pastries by lightly flouring your surface. Roll the pastry onto the floured surface and cut into a total of 12 rectangles (6 per each pastry sheet).
  3. Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. On top of the parchment, add six of your pre-cut pastry rectangles.
  4. Scoop your cookie dough filling evenly onto each of the six rectangles. One to two scoops of cookie dough should be enough. Be sure to leave room at the edges of your pastries as you smooth out your cookie dough. Anywhere between 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of clearance should be fine.
  5. Top each rectangle with another rectangle to make a closed pastry pocket. Crimp the edges with a fork to ensure that each pastry is sealed closed tight around the cookie dough flavored filling.
  6. Bake your pastries for about 24-25 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown.
  7. Allow the pastries to cool completely.

Vanilla Frosting

  1. To make the vanilla frosting, combine your powdered sugar with the vanilla and heavy cream.
  2. Once finished, frost your pop tarts with the glaze. Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles after.
  3. If you wish, you can use the chilled cookie dough in the fridge to top your pastries with. To do so, simply roll your cookie dough into small balls and place on top of the frosting.

Yes, it’s very easy to pick up premade pop tarts at the store, but let’s be honest, everything made at home tastes so much better.

Push your indulgence by having these with Rumchata hot chocolate that you can also easily make at home!

I truly hope you’ll enjoy this rendition of homemade puff pastry pop tarts filled with delicious, decadent chocolate cookie dough to satisfy your sweet tooth in the very best way.

FAQs

Did they discontinue the cookie dough pop-tart?

The company that makes commercial Pop Tarts did confirm its product discontinuation!

Is cookie dough safe to eat?

Not usually. Unless the cookie dough is void of eggs and contains heat-treated flour, eating cookie dough uncooked could lead to a series of health problems. 

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Homemade Cookie Dough Pop Tarts Recipe

  • Author: Anna
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tarts 1x

Ingredients

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Pop tart pieces

  • 2 frozen wheat puff pastry sheets
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 pure teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • one stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, (can sub milk if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose wheat flour (heat-treated if eating dough uncooked)
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened

Vanilla glaze (don’t change)

  • 2 cup Powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

Heat treating flour

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread all of your flour evenly over a lined baking sheet. Bake the flour for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool completely. 
  1. Begin by making your cookie dough. To do this, start by beating your sugar and butter together using a hand mixer.
  2. Once fluffy and pale, add in your heavy cream, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. To this add all purpose flour. Mixed until just incorporated.
  4. Finally, gently fold in your miniature chocolate chips.
  5. Remove 1/3 of your cookie dough and set in the refrigerator until firm. To the rest of the cookie dough, add in your cream cheese at room temperature. Blend with a mixer until well combined. Set aside.

Pop Tart Pastry Assembly

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Begin assembling your pop tart pastries by lightly flouring your surface. Roll the pastry onto the floured surface and cut into a total of 12 rectangles (6 per each pastry sheet).
  3. Grab a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. On top of the parchment, add six of your pre-cut pastry rectangles.
  4. Scoop your cookie dough filling evenly onto each of the six rectangles. One to two scoops of cookie dough should be enough. Be sure to leave room at the edges of your pastries as you smooth out your cookie dough. Anywhere between 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of clearance should be fine.
  5. Top each rectangle with another rectangle to make a closed pastry pocket. Crimp the edges with a fork to ensure that each pastry is sealed closed tight around the cookie dough flavored filling.
  6. Bake your pastries for about 24-25 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown.
  7. Allow the pastries to cool completely.

Vanilla Frosting

  1. To make the vanilla frosting, combine your powdered sugar with the vanilla and heavy cream. Add sprinkles to the mix if you’re feeling up for it.
  2. Once finished, frost your pop tarts with the glaze.
  3. If you wish, you can use the chilled cookie dough in the fridge to top your pastries with. To do so, simply roll your cookie dough into small balls and place on top of the frosting.

Notes

  • Before proceeding, please make sure you heat treat your flour if you plan to eat the dough without baking. 
  • You can add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to the vanilla version of the frosting if you want to.
  • You can top these tarts with chocolate chips for a more chocolatey taste.

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