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 Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie dough bites, deep fried cookie dough, fried cookie dough
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Cindy

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.

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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

Serving: 40g | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.7mg