Deep Fried Cookie Dough is super easy. It is dipped in the best coating and fried to perfection. Each bite is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. The combination is amazing.

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Just when you think cookie dough can’t get any better, there is Fried Cookie Dough. This is so creamy and the chocolate gets all ooey gooey while the outside is golden brown. It’s so easy and a real treat.

If you love the flavors of the recipe, also try Edible Cookie Dough Recipe and Cookie Dough Frosting.

Why we love this recipe

It is a delicious way to enjoy gooey chocolate chip cookie dough in the deep fryer. The taste and texture are simply amazing. The inside is gooey with melted chocolate and the outside is crispy.


  • All Purpose Flour 
  • unsalted butter – softened at room temperature 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Milk – you may need to adjust the amount when making
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Pancake Mix 
  • egg 
  • milk 
  • Vegetable Oil plus more for Frying 
  • Powdered Sugar

The complete ingredient list can be found at the bottom.


  • Peanut Butter. If you like peanut butter, try this idea. You can reduce part of the butter and add a little bit of peanut butter to the cookie dough. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is delicious.
  • White Chocolate chips. You can also add white chocolate chips mixed in with the chocolate chips or substituted entirely. The cookie dough is fun to change and try new things.
  • Topping. The powdered sugar is optional, but we love it. However, if you find that it is too sweet, just omit the topping.

Step by step instructions

Butter being beat in bowl.

Step 1. Make the cookie dough. Start by beating the butter.

Sugars and vanilla added to butter.

Step 2. Add the sugars and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Milk gradually added to the bowl.

Step 3. Once this is well combined, add in the milk and beat until mixed.  

Flour gradually added to bowl.

Step 4. Stir in the flour by hand.  We prefer to not use the mixer when adding in the flour.

Dough combined with a spoon.

Step 5. You may need to add more milk depending on the consistency of your cookie dough. 

Chocolate chips folded into batter.

Step 6. Now, gently stir in the chocolate chips. 

Chocolate chip dough formed into balls.

Step 7. Finally, roll the chocolate chip cookie dough into balls. The dough should make about 20 balls of cookie dough. Once all of the cookie dough has been formed into balls, refrigerate until you are ready to fry them.  

Balls dipped in batter and dropped in oil.

Step 8. Combine the batter ingredients in a medium bowl. Make sure the pancake mix, egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract together are well combined. Next, dip each cookie dough into the batter. Allow any excess batter to drain back in the bowl. Gently drop in the oil. 

Balls fried until golden brown.

Step 9. Let the cookie balls cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side. I usually turn them occasionally until they are golden brown. 

Balls topped with powdered sugar and placed on a platter.

Step 10. Once they come out of the hot oil, place them on a paper towel lined plate to soak up any grease. Transfer to a serving dish and dust with powdered sugar. Serving warm is suggested.

Topping Ideas

These deep fried cookie dough are great right out of the frying pan, but feel free to add some of your favorite toppings. Here are ours:

  • Top with powdered sugar. We love powdered sugar and my kids always want a little extra so they can dip it in before taking a bite.
  • Drizzle with a little milk chocolate or white chocolate
  • We love using strawberry sauce and whipped cream for a complete dessert.
  • Add your favorite sprinkles with some chocolate. You can even customize for the holiday you are celebrating.


How to make ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cookie dough ahead of time. Store the cookie dough in an airtight container up to 1-2 days in the refrigerator.

Then once you are ready to fry them, remove from refrigerator and begin frying them. We do not recommend storing fried cookie dough. It is best to be eaten straight from frying them.

How to freeze?

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough. This is the perfect dessert to have prepared and place in your freezer for an unexpected get-together at your house.

Once you are ready to serve, thaw your cookie dough in the refrigerator or on your counter. Then it is ready to deep fried for the best dessert.

Your guest will be glad they stopped by.

Expert Tips

  • We like making our own cookie dough, but if you prefer you can use the already prepared cookie dough.
  • When preparing your batter to coat the cookie dough, don’t worry if it looks thin. It will the cookie dough perfectly.
  • We use vegetable oil to fry the cookie dough.
  • If you prefer, you can use pasteurized eggs.
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Fried Cookie Dough

4.81 from 31 votes
Deep Fried Cookie Dough is super easy. Each bite is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. It is fried to perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 20
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 295



  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla extract with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer.  Then add in the milk and beat until combined.
  • Then 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.
  • Then 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 295kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 3g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 127mg, Potassium 72mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 29g, Vitamin A 362IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 62mg, Iron 1mg

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