Chocolate chip Fried Cookie Dough for the ultimate indulgent dessert!

Fried Cookie Dough

Okay, I went there, y’all! I fried cookie dough! Yes…I battered and fried balls of chocolate chip loaded cookie dough and there’s no going back. Wow!

Fried Cookie Dough

Talk about the ultimate indulgence! A thin layer of crispy sweet breading surrounds melting chocolate chip cookie dough that will literally make you weak in the knees.

Fried Cookie Dough

It’s super easy to make these little balls of fried bliss. You just mix together the cookie dough and freeze it in balls while you prep the batter and oil. Then it’s fry time…

Fried Cookie Dough

Once I fried and tasted my first one, I had to keep telling myself “just keep calm and fry on”! 😉 Mmmm-AZING!!

Fried Cookie Dough

I have a feeling we’ll be frying cookie dough pretty frequently from now on! An experience I definitely want to experience over and over again!

Indulge & Enjoy!



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Fried Cookie Dough

Fried Cookie Dough

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Chocolate chip Fried Cookie Dough for the ultimate indulgent dessert! 




  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for dipping
  • 45 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Cookie Dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the vanilla and milk and beat until well combined. Stir in the flour until just combined and then the chocolate chips until distributed throughout the dough. Scoop two-teaspoon sized balls of dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes while you prepare the batter and heat the oil.
  3. For the batter, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the milk, oil and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until thin and smooth.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan to 375°F.
  5. Remove the cookie dough from the freezer and shape into smooth round balls with your hands. Place 1/2 cup flour in a small bowl. Roll each ball of cookie dough in the flour and then dip in the batter, using a fork to roll it around in the batter and transfer it to the hot oil for frying. Fry each ball of dough for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown all around and crisp on the outside. Remove to a paper towel and dust with powdered sugar before serving. Best served immediately.

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  2. I’ve tried this twice and followed every step and they arnt holding together. They keep coming apart. Is there anything else I can try or am I doing something wrong with my batter?

    1. Hi Cassandra! I’m so sorry to hear this. Is it the dough or the batter that’s coming apart? And is it coming apart as your dipping it in the batter or once it’s been fried? Make sure your balls of dough are frozen. Freezers definitely vary so it might take longer to get them slightly frozen. Make sure you dip the dough balls in flour before submerging into the batter. And use a fork to gently coat the cookie dough and then lift it from the batter. Let’s figure out what’s going wrong so that you can enjoy them sooner rather than later. 🙂

  3. Hi is the consistency suppose to be running like that because it kinda feels like I didn’t cook it all the way and I’m eating raw dough?

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  5. Hey! I want to make them to bring to a super bowl party. So I can’t really serve them immediately. It’d be a couple hours later. Would that be okay?

    1. Hi Brudget! Yes, they will still taste great! Just make sure you fry them until they’re nice and crispy. And just store them on a plate or platter covered in plastic wrap instead of sealed in a contianer so the moisture from the cookie dough doesn’t make the coating too moist. Enjoy!

  6. Tried to make this yesterday and when I put the cookie dough/batter in the oil the cookie dough ended up separating from the batter, any suggestions?

    1. Hi Tiffany! Did you coat the frozen balls of cookie dough in flour first and then the batter? The flour helps the batter stick. Also, the balls of dough should be completely covered in batter to where you can’t see any cookie dough before you fry them. Hope this helps.

  7. Hello these sound great! I will be making some today. My question is, can I make the batter without using sugar? Will it still be as delicious as the recipe including sugar?

    1. Hi BreAnna! Since there’s only 1 tablespoon in the batter, it would be worth a try. The slight sweetness of the batter compliments the cookie dough so well that it probably won’t taste the same. Enjoy!

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  11. Please Tell.I dont have brown sugar so can i use just the white sugar. Also how much time it would take if i mix manually instead of using electric mixer.

    1. Hi NJ! Yes, you can substitute the brown sugar for an equal amount of white sugar. It won’t take too much more time to mix the dough by hand, just be sure to mix it until it’s well combined. Enjoy!

  12. I had some problems. I dipped the ball
    Into the flour than the batter. I had to force the batter to stick to the ball and as they were frying all of the cookie dough came out and became a huge mess in the frying pan.

    1. Hi Teri! Did you coat the cookie dough ball completely in flour? Was the batter thick or thin when you dipped the ball in it? If for some reason your batter was too thick, it would have a harder time sticking. Did you follow the ingredients exactly? Would love to help troubleshoot what went wrong.

  13. Hey I was wondering if I could use any chocolate chip cookie recipe? Or does it have to be this one?? Thanks!

    1. Hi Charlotte! I’ve only tried it with this cookie dough recipe, but I think any eggless cookie dough recipe that’s thick enough to hold it’s ball shape when frozen should work. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Megan! They’re best served fresh fried, but you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven under the broiler for 1-3 minutes. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Elizabeth! I couldn’t say for sure because I’ve never tried it as I don’t own an air fryer, but it’s certainly worth a try. Let us know if you try it.

  14. Can I freeze these and pull them out when I want to use them? would it be the same process frying them? if so how long will they last frozen? Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Richard! Absolutely, just dip them in the batter and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once you’ve dipped all of the cookie dough balls, place them uncovered in the freezer to freeze completely. Once they’re frozen completely, you can transfer them to a freezer safe baggie or container and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to fry them, just continue the recipe as written. They’ll just take an extra few minutes to fry and heat completely through. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

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