Kirbie's Cravings

Fried Cookie Dough

Fried cookie dough is a popular fair food that you can easily make at home. I use premade chocolate chip cookie and biscuit dough to make them so they’re very easy. Now you don’t have to wait for the fair to have this indulgent dessert.

a basket of fried cookie dough

We always try to visit the San Diego fair each year because we love to try all of the new food creations which are usually deep-fried, a little over-the-top and delicious like fried cookie dough which is one of my favorites.

I’m always a little shocked at how expensive the food is, though, so I’ve started creating my own fair food inspired by the ones we try. I wrote a whole post about my favorite fair food recipes so be sure to check it out for even more ideas.

Most of the time fair food is pretty easy to make and a lot cheaper to make at home. Plus, you don’t have to wait for the fair to try them – you can make them whenever you want.

fried cookie dough in a basket

Homemade Fried Cookie Dough

The easiest fair food to make at home are the ones that are deep-fried. I’ve made fried thin mints and fried pickles before so I knew making fried cookie dough would be pretty easy. Here are the ingredients you need to make it:

  • You can use homemade or store-bought cookie dough to make them. Either one will work fine since you’re not baking them as cookies.
  • I used Pillsbury biscuit dough to wrap the cookie dough. Slice each biscuit into two pieces.
  • You will also need oil for frying. Be sure to choose an oil with a high smoke point like vegetable oil.

Divided your cookie dough into 1” balls and wrap each with the biscuit dough. Be sure to seal the edges well so it doesn’t come apart while it cooks.

Heat your oil and, once it’s hot, fry each ball for a few minutes on each side. Once they are golden brown they’re done.

You can serve them as is or you can dust them with some powdered sugar and add drizzle of chocolate, too.

Now that I know how to make them, I’m pretty sure I’ll skip that booth at the fair next time. They’re so easy to fried cookie dough sliced in half on a napkin

Fried Cookie Dough

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
I love recreating fair food treats and these fried cookie doughs are a favorite.


  • Premade refrigerated cookie dough
  • Pillsbury biscuit dough
  • oil for frying


  • Make 1 inch balls with cookie dough and place back in the refrigerator until right before frying. 
  • Separate each biscuit dough slice into two. Roll out each piece and flatten slightly with rolling pin. Heat oil in pot being used for frying. Wrap dough around cold cookie dough, making sure to seal it properly. 
  • Drop into hot oil and fry for a few minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. You can also add a chocolate drizzle.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Fried Cookie Dough”

  1. Oh my heck! I am your newest stalker, I mean follower! Fried food?! Yes, please. And this is genius. Can’t wait to make this!!!

  2. Oh, these are sinfully delicious!! I’d so love to bite into one now 🙂
    I hope you don’t mind if I use it in the food fight feature tomorrow (photo and link back only!)

  3. I’d SO buy these at the fair!

  4. Yum this looks so good!

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