Fried Cookie Dough – Junk Food Post #21

Fried Cookie DoughAnother day passes and so, too, does another week of unResolution month.  For the past six days we have concentrated solely on beating back our resolutions with fried foods.  In some cases we fried things that weren’t healthy before we added oil and in some cases we warped the nutritional value of whatever we fried.  No matter what, we made something delicious!

So for our final fried post, I’ve decided to do something which is a bit of a transition to next week’s topic (desserts).  Tonight we are doing:

Fried Cookie Dough

Fried cookie dough was first introduced to me and family by George Duran’s Ham on the Street.  I can’t remember anything else about the episode except for that fact that he took some cookie dough, dipped it in batter, and deep fried it.  Then again, isn’t that enough?  I mean, he fried cookie dough.

It occurs to me that every time I have made this recipe, I have used chocolate chip cookie dough.  However, there is no reason you should feel so constrained.  Snickerdoodle dough, oatmeal raisin dough, peanut butter dough, or really any dough would make fine fried cookie dough.  So play around with it and tell me what you make.  We can keep unResolution month in our hearts year ‘round.  Along with the cholesterol…

Anyway, it’s recipe time y’all!

Fried Cookie Dough

You will need:
1 recipe cookie dough*
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Oil for frying

*Use your favorite recipe or buy a store bought.

If using store bought dough, remove from the refrigerator and bring it up to room temperature.

Mix the rest of the ingredients except for the oil to make the batter.  It should have the consistency of pancake batter.

Break off a piece of dough and roll it into golf ball sized pieces.  A typical package is usually between 12-16 cookies.

Dip each round into the batter and let it sit while the oil is heating.

Bring the oil to 350 degrees or medium-high heat and fry the cookies in small batches until golden brown and slightly crispy.  This should take anywhere between 2-4 minutes depending on how hot the oil is.

Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Then it’s time to open up and eat!

Deep frying the dough may not cook it all the way through, so if you are concerned about salmonella, use vegan cookie dough.

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