Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

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!

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

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.


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!

Deep Fried Cookie Dough


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

Cookie dough: Make chocolate chip cookie dough or use storebought. Use a cookie dough scoop to form 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) balls.
Batter: The batter is similar to pancake batter and used to coat the cookie dough balls.
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.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough


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.


Cookie Dough

  1. 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  5. 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  6. 1 cup milk

Deep Frying

  1. 3 cups vegetable oil
  2. Serving (optional)
  3. chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce
  4. powdered sugar


Cookie Dough

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


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

Deep Frying

  1. Add 2 inches of oil to a medium saucepan or deep fryer and heat to 375°F (191°C).
  2. 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.
  3. Drizzle with optional topping and dust with powdered sugar before serving.


  1. You can substitute storebought cookie dough for this recipe, but still freeze for 15-30 minutes before coating.
  2. You can make the batter from pancake mix instead of homemade if you wish. Follow the instructions on the package.

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