Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge recipeChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge recipe

Guys. I know.

You’re thinking fudge is a Christmas thing.

Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true. You can make and eat fudge any time of year. I mean, you’re an adult. You make the rules.

I thought this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge from The Cookie Dough Lover’s CookbookChocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge recipe (love this book!) would be pretty much perfect for Valentine’s Day. Or a Tuesday. Or a Sunday. Or a…well, yeah. Any day. I mean, fudge is fudge. Just enjoy it.

You’ll notice this recipe says to use 4 to 5 cups of powdered sugar. The texture of the fudge will change depending on how much sugar you use. If you’d like a firmer fudge that you can serve at room temperature, use the full 5 cups. If you’d like a softer fudge that isn’t quite as sweet, use 4 cups and serve it straight from the fridge.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

This fudge is a cookie dough lover's dream! Be sure to cut the pieces small as they are intensely sweet and rich!

Yield: 64 1-inch pieces

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours chil time


For the cookie dough:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons half and half
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the fudge:
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup butter
pinch of salt
1/3 cup half and half
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil, leaving a 1 inch overhang. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
To prepare the cookie dough, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, salt, and half and half. Stir in the flour until incorporated. Set aside.
To make the fudge base, combine the brown sugar, butter, salt, and half and half in a saucepan. Stir over medium low heat until the butter has melted and the brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Stir in the vanilla.
Add the cookie dough to the fudge base and stir to combine. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Chill until set, at least 3 hours.
Keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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67 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge”

  1. Krystal December 20, 2013 @ 11:43 am (#

    What should the texture be besides smooth when making the fudge mixture?


    • Karly replied: — December 20th, 2013 @ 12:27 pm


      It will be somewhat thick. You can make it thicker and firmer by adding more powdered sugar.


  2. Jane January 16, 2014 @ 10:17 am (#

    Could you make the cookie dough before and freeze it and then use that?


  3. Rebekka March 28, 2014 @ 11:39 am (#

    How long do I have to wait until I can serve it to guests?


    • Karly replied: — March 29th, 2014 @ 4:11 pm


      It takes about 4 hours to set.


  4. Camille June 6, 2014 @ 12:31 pm (#

    I just found this and it looks delicious! Did you use salted or unsalted butter?


    • Brandy replied: — September 30th, 2014 @ 1:08 am

      I have not made this Cookie dough fudge.
      The recipe uses salt in the dough and the fudge.
      I always use unsalted butter unless other wise stated.
      Hope this helps.


  5. Helen July 14, 2014 @ 6:25 am (#

    What is ‘half and half’ on the ingredients list?


    • Karly replied: — July 14th, 2014 @ 8:57 am


      It’s a cream that has a lower percentage of fat than heavy whipping cream. I purchase it near the heavy cream in the dairy aisle at my store.


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