Deep Fried Cookie Dough – OMG seriously the best dessert ever! Enjoyed the deep-fried cookie dough awesomeness of the state fair all year round. Chocolate chip cookie dough dipped in homemade batter, and fried to a fluffy, golden crispy ball with a warm and melty chocolate chips inside. Quick and easy recipe. Perfect for party desserts. No bake, vegetarian. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

Deep Fried Cookie Dough is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! These battered cookie dough bites melt in your mouth with intense fried cookie flavors. Perfect for a party or late-night snack!

Closeup of golden Deep Fried Cookie Dough Bites drizzled with melted chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar

These homemade treats consist of chocolate chip cookie dough that’s dipped in batter and fried to crispy, golden perfection. No need to wait for the carnival or state fair to get your fix of deep fried cookies!

The melty, chocolatey goodness of these fried chocolate chip cookies is totally irresistible! Plus, they’re manageable indulgence at about 160 calories apiece.

Can you fry cookie dough?

Yes, it’s easy to fry cookie dough. First, form bite size pieces and freeze for 15-30 minutes to firm up and won’t melt. Second, coat the balls in batter before frying to get a nice puffy, golden crust.

This same technique in this deep fried cookie dough recipe is also used for deep fried cheesecake and deep fried s’mores!

Closeup of fried cookie dough bites being drizzled with melted chocolate

HOW TO DEEP FRY COOKIE DOUGH

This deep fried cookie dough recipe is easy to make. There are three main steps for deep frying cookie dough:

  1. Cookie dough: Make chocolate chip cookie dough or use storebought. Use a cookie dough scoop to form 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) balls.
  2. Batter: The batter is similar to pancake batter and used to coat the cookie dough balls.
  3. Deep Frying: Deep fry battered cookie dough balls in small batches for 1-2 min at 375°F (191°C) until golden, using a mesh strainer to easily lift them out.

The eggs will cook completely as long as the balls aren’t too big and the oil stays hot. If you’re concerned, simply substitute pasteurized eggs.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to serving. You can drizzle them with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or even strawberry sauce. A dusting with powdered sugar is also optional but makes for a beautiful serving presentation.

Closeup of pulling apart a fried cookie dough bite revealing the melty, chocolatey goodness inside!

Can I make them in advance?

You can make the cookie dough and batter up to a day ahead of time and chilled. However, serve cookie dough bites right away when they’re still puffy and golden.

In a pinch, you can store at room temperature for several hours before serving. Drizzle with sauce and dust with powdered sugar when serving.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE FRIED COOKIE DOUGH

Deep Fried Cookie Dough – OMG seriously the best dessert ever! Enjoyed the deep-fried cookie dough awesomeness of the state fair all year round. Chocolate chip cookie dough dipped in homemade batter, and fried to a fluffy, golden crispy ball with a warm and melty chocolate chips inside. Quick and easy recipe. Perfect for party desserts.
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Fried Cookie Dough Bites

Deep Fried Cookie Dough is a mouthwatering dessert that's crispy on the outside, but soft and melty on the inside, with intense cookie dough flavors.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 24 servings

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Batter

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk

Deep Frying

  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Serving (optional)

  • chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

Cookie Dough

  • Line a medium baking sheet with parchment or wax paper, and a plate with paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter with sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix in flour and chocolate chips until blended. 
  • Scoop into 1 ½ inch (4 cm) balls and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Freeze the balls for 15-30 minutes while you make the batter.

Batter

  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Add milk and oil and whisk until smooth.

Deep Frying

  • Add 2 inches of oil to a medium saucepan or deep fryer and heat to 375°F (191°C).
  • Dip four cookie balls into batter and gently drop into hot oil. Fry 1-2 minutes per side until golden and remove to prepared plate. Repeat for remaining balls in batches of 2-3.
  • Drizzle with optional topping and dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • You can substitute storebought cookie dough for this recipe, but still freeze for 15-30 minutes before coating.
  • You can make the batter from pancake mix instead of homemade if you wish. Follow the instructions on the package.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Cookie Dough Bites
Amount Per Serving (40 g)
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough bites, deep fried cookie dough, fried cookie dough
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