Deep Fried Cookie Dough Balls

Deep Fried Cookie Dough #recipe by | Fair food at home! Warm, melty, and pure perfection!

I’m sorry, okay?

I couldn’t help myself. I love warm, melty cookie dough and I love fried food and if that makes me a bad person, then so be it.

I was in Austin, Texas a few months ago and had deep fried cookie dough and it’s haunted me, you guys. Haunted me.

I finally got around to making some myself and it was so good that it was bad. So, so, so bad. I will never be able to stop eating these and neither will you.

fried cookies

Fair food. In my house. At all hours of the day. On demand. Any time I want.

Gah. Someone take away my pot of oil. This has to stop.

I had a hard time photographing these, so please ignore the photos and just make them yourself. They look so much better in person!

A few tips: These can be made using any cookie dough. If you have a favorite recipe, fry it! I dare you. If you’re skurred, just use the recipe on the back of the Toll House bag. It’s a winner.

Keep in mind that the dough does NOT cook through, which means that you’ll want to use my favorite brand of eggs, Safest Choice. They are pasteurized, which means that they are a-okay for consuming raw. They’re perfect in recipes like this!

Deep Fried Cookie Dough #recipe by | Fair food at home! Warm, melty, and pure perfection!

I used Carbon’s Golden Malted Waffle mix to make the batter, but any pancake or waffle batter will do just fine.

As with most fried food, these are best while still hot from the fryer. Give them just a couple of minutes to cool down, but don’t wait too long before eating them. Then again, I gobbled down my leftovers a couple of hours after frying and they weren’t bad. I mean, it’s fried cookie dough. You could probably dunk them in battery acid and they’d still taste good. But, you know. For best results, serve warm. And without battery acid.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough #recipe by | Fair food at home! Warm, melty, and pure perfection!

Deep Fried Cookie Dough Balls


1 recipe chocolate chip cookie dough, made with Safest Choice eggs
1 cup pancake mix
1 cup milk
oil, for frying
1/4 cup powdered sugar, for sprinkling


Prepare cookie dough according to your favorite recipe, but be sure to use Safest Choice eggs as the dough will not cook through.
Use a medium cookie scoop to form balls of dough. Place dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
Remove the dough from the freezer. Add oil to a medium sized pot, about 3 inches deep. Heat over medium heat to 350 degrees.
Mix together the milk and pancake mix in a small bowl.
Dip the cookie dough balls into the pancake mix and transfer to the hot oil using a fork. Fry 2 or 3 balls at a time for 1-2 minutes or until the batter is golden brown. Remove from the oil to a paper towel lined plate using a slotted spoon.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
(The amount of batter should coat 16 cookie balls.)

As I mentioned earlier, I used Safest Choice Eggs for this recipe. I use their eggs exclusively. They have all the same health benefits as any other egg, but they’ve been pasteurized using heat. This is an all-natural process that kills bacteria before it even enters your house. That means no salmonella for you if you!

Stay tuned next month when I’ll be teaming up with Bakeaholic Mama and Safest Choice for a fun recipe contest with an amazing prize!

This post was sponsored by Safest Choice. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.