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Fried Cookie Dough Balls

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These fried cookie dough balls are so delicious, and they’re really easy to make! You’ll need some cookie dough, a little oil for frying, and some powdered sugar.
fried cookie dough balls recipe
You can use store-bought cookie dough, or you can use your favorite recipe to make your own. Either way, these balls of fried cookie dough are sure to be a hit!
gooey fried cookie dough balls

Here’s how to make them:

Fried Cookie Dough Balls

Yield: 12-16 balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Fried Cookie Dough Ingredients

4 cups cookie dough
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup whole milk
1 ½ Tbsp canola oil + more for frying

Gather all of the ingredients and have them ready.
fried cookie dough balls ingredients on table

Combine the flour, powdered sugar, and baking powder in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
flour mixture for fried cookie dough balls batter

Stir in the milk and canola oil.
add eggs to flour to form fried cookie dough batter

Stir until the batter is smooth and no clumps of dry ingredients remain.
fried cookie dough batter ready to dip cookie dough balls

Roll the cookie dough into balls that are about 1½ inches in diameter and place the cookie dough in the freezer for 10 minutes. The point is not to freeze them solid, you just want them stiff enough to be able to dip and retain their shape.
cookie dough balls ready to dip in batter

Fill a pot or pan with oil 2 inches deep and heat it to about 370 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternatively, you can use a frydaddy.
fried cookie dough batter ready to dip cookie dough balls

Dip each cookie dough ball in the batter and gently place in the oil. Fry the cookie dough balls for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

frying cookie dough balls

Cookies dough balls are wonderful served with chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, caramel drizzle, vanilla ice cream, or just by themselves.

stack of fried cookie dough balls ready to drizzle

How to Store Cookie Dough Balls

You can store these in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

If you store these in the freezer, simply heat one in the microwave until the center is warm. It is important to note that the balls will not have a crunchy outer layer if you reheat them, but they still taste great.
stack of cookie dough balls with a bite taken ouot
I like to use homemade dough that I’ve prepared in advance, but, if you’d like to save time, store bought dough works great too.

Partially freezing the cookie dough before frying helps the cookie dough maintain its shape while they’re frying.

fried cookie dough balls with gooey insides exposed chochocolate running down the inside

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Fried Cookie Dough Balls

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Who doesn't love the taste of fried foods? Now you can enjoy that same delicious flavor in a fried cookie dough ball! These bite-sized balls of cookie dough are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. And because they're fried, they have a crispy exterior that pairs perfectly with the soft, gooey interior.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, MYO, Potluck
Servings 12
Calories 467 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups cookie dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ Tbsp canola oil + more for frying

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar, and baking powder.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp baking powder
  • Whisk in the milk and 1 ½ tablespoon of canola oil until the batter is smooth and no clumps of dry ingredients remain.
    1 cup whole milk, 1 ½ Tbsp canola oil + more for frying
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls that are about 1½ inches in diameter and place the cookie dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
    4 cups cookie dough
  • Fill a pot or pan with 2 inches of oil and heat it to about 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dip each cookie dough ball in the batter and gently place in the oil. Fry the cookie dough balls for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Notes:
• I love to serve these cookie dough balls with chocolate syrup, but they also go great with powdered sugar, caramel drizzle, vanilla ice cream, or on their own.
• You can store these in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
• If you store these in the freezer, simply heat one in the microwave until the center is warm. It is important to note that the balls will not have a crunchy outer layer if you reheat them, but they still taste great.
• I like to use store-bought dough to save time, but homemade dough works great too.
• Freezing the cookie dough before frying helps the cookie dough maintain its shape.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 6gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 273mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 62IUCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mgNet Carbs: 69g
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