Deep-Fried Cookie Dough

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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 


Deep-Fried Cookie Dough


For the Dough

  • 1 C Butter (2 sticks) 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.

For the Batter

  • 34 C Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 C crushed Corn Flakes
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 C Water
  • 2 C Dry pancake mix
  • 23 tbsp Powered sugar
  • Additional powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  2. 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.
  3. Add flour and salt and mix just until combined. Mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Add vanilla extract and milk. Mix until dough is soft. Add chocolate chips last.
  5. Roll dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons for each.
  6. Set aside.

For the Dough

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


Recipe adapted from Taylor Takes A Taste

Nutrition Information:
24 Cookie Balls

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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30 Responses
  1. Cynthia

    These taste nothing like Torchy’s and I am sorry I spent so much time and money only to throw them all away. Don’t bother.

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Cynthia, I am sorry it didn’t suite your tastebuds. It would be nearly impossible for me to match their flavors without having their recipe. Instead, this is my version inspired by Torchy’s. Everyone I’ve made these for has really enjoyed them.

  2. Carla

    You’re my hero deep frying cookie dough! I’ve had deep fried Oreos so I imagine they are similar but better.

  3. happyhippyjess

    Thank you Pintrest, I am now heading to a friends house… they have the turkey fryer going, and they are not frying a turkey! Its a bring your own whatever you wanna fry type of thing…. and I just found my thing! 😉

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  5. Sarah @ Miss CandiQuik

    Love it! These look so great – they turned out perfect! Wish I was there to taste them ;). Great photos. Have a fab weekend. -Sarah

    1. beyondfrosting

      Thanks Sarah! It was so much fun. I am just glad we managed to get back into town on the bus. I think the bus driver probably thought we were the biggest weirdoes.

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