This Deep Fried Cookie Dough Recipe is the ultimate dessert that you have been looking for. It is filled with homemade cookie dough that is packed with flavor. It is easy to make and your friends and family will not be able to eat just one.

Close up image of cookie dough on a white platter with a bowl of chocolate chips.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Recipe:  

I am a big fan of cookie dough. But deep fried cookie dough takes it to the next level. This classic recipe is deep fried in pancake batter to a golden perfection.

This is a great recipe to use up some leftover cookie dough. We love making homemade chocolate chip cookies, but this takes cookie dough to the ultimate indulgence.

So when you are craving some homemade cookies, save a little bit of that cookie dough for this deep fried recipe.

Close up image deep fried cookie dough on a platter with chocolate chips.

Yes, and you will be craving this fried cookie dough every time you make cookies. Be sure to fry your them in vegetable or a low smoking point oil.

It is best to use a deep fryer thermometer to make sure it is at the right point for frying.

Ingredients for deep fried cookie dough - flour, butter, brown sugar, sugar, salt, milk, vanilla, chocolate chips.

Ingredients: 

For the Cookie Dough: 

  • All Purpose Flour – All Purpose Flour is the best option for this cookie dough.
  • Unsalted butter – Unsalted butter is used for this recipe. It is best if it is at room temperature.
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Salt – Just use traditional table salt for this recipe.
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract – Just traditional vanilla extract is used for this recipe.
  • Chocolate Chips – You can use any type of chocolate chips.

For Frying: 

  • Pancake Mix – Any type of pancake mix will work. We have used Bisquick and it works great.
  • Egg 
  • Milk – Whole milk is best for this recipe.
  • Vegetable Oil plus more for Frying 
  • Powdered Sugar  

How to make cookie dough that is fried? 

The first thing you will do is make the cookie dough.

  • Beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla extract with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer in a medium bowl.
  • Once the butters, sugars and vanilla are mixed together, add in the milk and beat until combined. 
  • Next, stir in the flour by hand.  Add more milk at this time depending on the constituency of your cookie dough. 
  • Then stir in the chocolate chips. 
  • Roll the chocolate chip cookie dough into approximately 20 balls and refrigerate until you are ready to fry them.  We use a cookie scoop to make it easy to make the balls.

How to Fry them

  • Heat the oil in a deep pot about 3 inches. 
  • While the oil is heating up, place the pancake mix, egg, 1 cup of milk, 2 tsp vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a bowl.  Stir to combine. 
  • Dip each balls of cookie dough into the batter, then place in the oil. 
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, turning occasionally until golden brown. 
Close up image of the process of cookie dough.
  • After removing the fully cooked cookie dough from the hot oil, I place them on paper towel lined plate to soak up the grease. You will then dispose of the excess batter drip after it has cooled.
  • Place the fried cookie dough on a serving plate and top with the powdered sugar.  Enjoy! We like to serve them warm to enjoy the melted chocolate chips.

Topping Ideas:

Here are some of our favorite topping ideas:

  • Once your the dough is fried you can dust with some powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle with milk chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Strawberry sauce and whipped cream would make the perfect topping.
  • You can also cover with sprinkles once the fried cookie dough has been drizzled with chocolate.
Close up image of deep fried cookie dough in a bowl.

Variations:

  • If you like peanut butter, try adding some peanut butter into the cookie dough. Reduce part of the butter and mix in some peanut butter instead. We love chocolate and peanut combination and we know you will too.
  • Use different types of chocolate chips. Use white chocolate chips instead.
  • Mix in some pecans to your cookie dough. We love the extra crunch it gives.
Close up image of deep fried cookie dough on a white plate with chocolate chips.

Cooking Tips:

  • I recommend using a deep fryer when making these cookie dough. It is safer and they maintain the temperature making it easier to cook the cookie dough.
  • If you do not have a deep fryer, I would recommend using a deep saucepan. Don’t put to much oil as the oil could expand which could lead to the oil spilling.
  • Use a toothpick to insert the cookie dough into the frying pan. If you use a fork, the holes will be larger and it will cause the dough to fry.
  • You can also freeze before frying. This helps it from melting and easier to insert the toothpick.
Close up image of deep fried cookie dough on a plate with chocolate chips.

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Fried Cookie Dough

5 from 3 votes
Fried Cookie Dough is the ultimate dessert that you have been looking for. You will love how easy it is to make with homemade cookie dough.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Servings 20
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 299
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • For the Cookie Dough:
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Milk may need more when making
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • For Frying:
  • 1.5 cups Pancake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil plus more for Frying
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  • Beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla extract with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer.
  • Add in the milk and beat until combined.
  • Next, stir in the flour by hand.  Add more milk at this time depending on the constituency of your cookie dough.
  • Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Roll the cookie dough into approximately 20 balls and refrigerate until you are ready to fry them.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot.
  • Place the pancake mix, egg, 1 cup of milk, 2 tsp vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a bowl.  Stir to combine.
  • Dip each cookie dough into the batter, then place in the oil.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally until golden brown.
  • Place the fried cookie dough on a serving plate and top with the powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 299kcal, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 3g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 122mg, Potassium 123mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 347IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 57mg, Iron 1mg

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