Looking to combine two of your favorite desserts into one new favorite? Cookie Dough Fudge is the best of the cookie and fudge worlds in one!
As the holidays get closer I start searching for recipes I can make that look good but that are also easy to make. That often means that I'm looking for cookies, candy, and fudge recipes.
However, I tend to find way too many recipes which mean some of them have to be saved for later. Since Valentine's Day is the first major food holiday in the new year when I saw a picture of Cookie Dough Fudge I knew it would be great for that!
I don't know about you but one of my favorite things to eat is cookie dough. Yes I know it has raw egg in it and uncooked flour and you should steer clear but let's be honest, I've been sneaking tastes of it for over 30 years and I'm still ok so I'm not going to stop now. In fact, the only time I didn't eat it was when I was pregnant.
As I was reading through the recipe I saw that I had all of the ingredients. I'm happy to report there are no eggs in this recipe so you don't have to worry about that. If you are concerned about raw flour this recipe actually heat treats the flour in the microwave before using so you don't have to be afraid to eat it raw.
- brown sugar
- mini chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips
- sweetened condensed milk
1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla and mix well.
2. Place the flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 90 seconds. Carefully remove it from the microwave and cool completely.
3. Once the flour is cool add it and the salt to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Set aside.
4. In a medium saucepan combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
5. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is well combined.
6. Pour the fudge mixture into the cookie dough mixture and mix until combined.
7. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
The base of the fudge is pretty simple. It's mostly what you would put in chocolate chip cookies minus the eggs. The fudge part is made from white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
When I looked at the recipe I thought that there wasn't enough white chocolate to go with the sweetened condensed milk. Don't worry! When it's mixed in with the cookie dough it's plenty to make the fudge.
One note about this fudge. I did heat treat my flour but man does that stuff get hot. Use pot holders to take the bowl out of the microwave and let it cool before using. I poured it right into my bowl and it melted some of my mini chocolate chips making my fudge more brown than white.
Do I have to use white chocolate chips in the base of this recipe?
No you don't but it really makes the cookie dough stand out. You could use milk chocolate or even dark chocolate but it will definitely change the flavor of this fudge.
Could I just make sugar cookie dough instead of chocolate chip cookie dough?
Sure! If you would rather have a sugar cookie flavor just make a sugar cookie dough without any eggs and use that in place of the chocolate chip cookie dough. You could also make this cookie dough recipe and simply omit the chocolate chips.
How do I store this fudge?
You can store this fudge in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can store this in the refrigerator either in an air tight container or you can cover it tightly.
Why do you heat the flour? Do I have to do this?
Flour should be heat treated if you are going to eat it raw. Be careful doing this as I burnt my hand the first time I did it. It can be contaminated with germs and E. coli. So while you don't have to heat treat it, it's better to be safe then sorry.
I ended up taking the fudge to my brothers house for a party. Everyone there raved about it, even my two cousins who hardly ever eat sweets. It tastes like a hardened ball of cookie dough and it almost melts in your mouth. I'd recommend you cut the pieces small because it is incredibly rich but be warned, it's hard to just eat one piece!
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For the cookie dough:
- ½ c. butter, softened
- ½ c. white sugar
- ¼ c. brown sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 c. flour
- ½ t. salt
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips
For the fudge:
- ½ c. white chocolate chips
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with foil and spray the bottom. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla and mix well.
- Place the flour in a microwave safe bowl and heaat for 90 seconds. Carefully remove it from the microwave and cool completely.
- Once the flour is cool add it and the salt to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate has melted and is well combined with the condensed milk.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the cookie dough mixture and mix until combined.
- Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Remove the pan from the refrigerator and use the foil to pick it up out of the pan and place it on a cutting board. Cut into 30 pieces and enjoy!
Recipe from Kelly Lynn's Sweets & Treats
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