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Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Bourbon Cream Sauce

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

The fry fest continues! And believe me folks, it’s getting more decadent and ridiculous by the hour. It all started when I was invited to a Chanukah Round-Up party. Everything at the party had a round theme, so there was a latke and cookie contest. Well, since I detest making latkes, I decided I need to make a cookie, but it had to be good. Then it dawned on me. What could be a more festive Chanukah cookie than deep fried cookie dough? I know, I’m a genius, right?

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Well, I didn’t win. My friend, the lovely Tiffany took home the gold with her lemon cookies. She deserves it. That said, many of my friends told me that the deep fried cookie dough was their favorite, but I’m not competitive or anything. Besides, I got to take home some new whisks as a white elephant gift, and the hubs stayed home with the baby, so I could go out for the evening, and that’s a win for me. It’s been non-stop work these past few months, and a night out is just so rare these days. I know it’s just the season, but boy am I tired.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Just look at that, will ya?! Sinful and delicious, they are sinfully delicious. Personally, I like it when the deep fried cookie dough cools a bit, and you are actually biting into cookie dough covered in fry batter. I’m the worst, you guys. I love this kind of food, and I don’t care who knows about it. There, I said it. I hope all of you who were thinking about a kale salad for lunch are craving deep fried cookie dough now. Because at the end of your life you may have two years longer to live than I do, but I guarantee you’ll spend those years regretting the fact that you didn’t just eat delicious deep fried cookie dough. I’m not trying to be evil, just a bearer of truth.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Do it. Deep fry that cookie dough. Pin the pic below.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Deep Fried Cookie Dough


    For the Cookie Dough
  1. • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  4. • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  5. • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  6. • 1 egg, at room temperature
  7. • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  9. For the Bourbon Cream Sauce
  10. • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  11. • 1 cup milk
  12. • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix (This is Circle K certified. If you don't trust that certification, you can substitute 1/4 cup butter)
  13. • 3 tablespoons Bourbon
  14. • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  15. For Fry Batter
  16. • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  17. • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  18. • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  19. • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  20. • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  21. • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  22. Assembly
  23. • 1 quart oil, for frying
  24. • Small Skewers
  25. • Powdered sugar, for dusting


    For the Cookie Dough
  1. In a small bowl whisk together flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. On low speed gradually add the flour and salt.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, at least one hour.
  7. For the Bourbon Cream Sauce
  8. While the cookie dough is hardening, Whisk all ingredients together until creamy and smooth.
  9. For the Fry Batter
  10. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  11. Add the milk and vegetable oil, and whisk until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
  12. Assembly
  13. In a deep fryer or a medium heavy pot, with at least 2 inches of oil, heat oil until it reaches 360°F.
  14. Take a chilled ball of cookie dough and pierce it with a skewer until stuck to the skewer.
  15. Holding the skewer, dip the cookie dough ball into the batter, swirling it in the bowl until it’s completely covered.
  16. Let excess batter drip back into the bowl, then lower the cookie dough ball into the oil while holding the skewer.
  17. Hold onto the skewer for about minute, until the fry batter has puffed a little and the ball feels a big buoyant.
  18. With another skewer, loosen the cookie dough ball from the previous skewer allow it to fry for another minutes, until golden brown.
  19. Remove them from the oil using a frying skimmer and place them on a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
  20. Repeat with the rest of the cookie dough balls and batter.
  21. Drizzle the balls with bourbon cream sauce and a dusting of powdered sugar before serving warm.


  1. Harmony at Momma To Go says

    That looks amazing but I have zero cooking skills! Can you make them for me 🙂 happy holidays!

  2. Amy Scott says

    These treats might actually kill me but there’s no such thing as calories at Christmas!

  3. Leighann Hall says

    All I have to say is…Oh My Goodnesss. Definitely going to remember this one!

  4. Corey Wheeland says

    Oh my goodness. My mouth is watering just looking at these. They look downright decadent!

  5. Nicole says

    These look amazing! Much better than latkes any day 🙂 Happy Hanukkah to you!

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

  6. Mary mozingo says

    okay is this even real???? My family will die when I make this at our family party!

  7. Jessica Bradshaw says

    Holy wow! This looks incredible. My husband will lose his crap when I make these for them.

  8. Jen @ Saving with Spunk says

    My husband just got a fryer and he asked me to get him something to fry… found! And that bourbon cream sauce is for me!

  9. Millason @SimplyNaturalMama says

    Nooooo! I now know its possible to fry cookie dough. Off to buy new pants…

  10. Dani Adams says

    I believe if I made these I wouldn’t even bother to share. They look and sound so delicious.

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