Deep-Fried Cookie Dough

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

I would like to dedicate this post to Hayley from The Domestic Rebel and Sarah from The CandiQuik blog. Thanks to those two ladies, I was introduced to Torchy’s Tacos in Austin, Texas. Besides having some amazing tacos, they also have deep-fried cookie dough. Having a limited experience will deep-fried desserts, I was overcome with joy as I bit into the soft chocolaty center. Their deep-fried cookie dough was crisp on the outside and soft in the middle with melted chocolate chips. I set out to recreate this deep fried deliciousness at home.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Besides being a little messy, this was pretty fun. Plus, it gave us an excuse to make homemade chicken fingers with the deep fryer (Thanks Jef!). I had some helpers with my deep fried dough and we had a great time. Edible cookie dough is kind of amazing. I coated my cookie dough with a mixture of egg, pancake mix and crushed corn flakes. The corn flakes give the outside a crunchy layer without dominating the cookie dough flavor. I happened to use a deep fryer for mine, but you could do this with a Dutch oven on the stovetop as well. Start by preparing the cookie dough.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

I made my dough just before I was ready to deep fry. At first I thought it would be better to deep fry when the dough was cold, however, the dough gets a little too dry. Plus, you also want the centers to heat up and the chocolate to melt; therefore I think it’s best to make the dough just before you are ready.

Edible cookie dough
Yields 24 cookie dough balls
Recipe adapted from The Cupcake Project 

1 C Butter (2sticks) at room temperature

3/4 C Light Brown Sugar

1 C Sugar

2 1/2 C All purpose flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tbsp Pure vanilla extract

3 tbsp Milk

3/4 C Mini Chocolate chips.

  • Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  • Combine butter and both sugars in a medium-sized bowl. Mix with a handheld mixer until smooth. All chunks of sugar and butter should be broken up.
  • Add flour and salt and mix just until combined. Mixture will be crumbly.
  • Add vanilla extract and milk. Mix until dough is soft. Add chocolate chips last.
  • Roll dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each.
  • Set aside.

Recipe adapted from Taylor Takes A Taste

3-4 C Vegetable oil for frying

3 C crushed Corn Flakes

1 Large egg

1 C Water

2 C Dry pancake mix

2-3 tbsp Powered sugar

Additional powdered sugar for dusting

  • Preheat oil to 365°.
  • Use a food processor to crush Corn Flakes into small pieces. Set aside in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, beat egg with a fork. Add water.
  • Add 1 cup of dry pancake mix and powdered sugar and whisk together until smooth.
  • In a third bowl, place the remaining dry pancake mix.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Use caution when deep-frying. Oil is extremely hot. Use tongs or spoons to lift dough balls out of deep fryer. I also recommend using oven mitts when handling deep-fry baskets.

  • To assembly the deep-fried cookie dough bites, first roll dough in dry pancake mix, then dip into wet batter and lastly, roll in Corn Flake crumbs.
  • Place dough ball in oil and fry for one minute and 30 seconds.
  • Remove from deep fryer and tap off excess oil and place on a paper towel to dry the dough ball and absorb remaining oil. Allow to cool for several minutes before eating.
  • Sprinkle with powered sugar or drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

So now I am obsessed with deep-frying. It is WAY easier than making things on the stovetop. However, I am also more than willing to let other people do the work for me. Anyone wanna take a trip back to Austin for some Torchy’s Tacos and deep-fried cookie dough?

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