This weekend I attempted to recreate the fried cookie dough we had at the fair recently. It’s become a tradition of mine to try to recreate some of the fair food recipes I see and eat at the fair. The fried ones are usually the easiest.
These were super simple to make. I had some cookie dough I previously made sitting in the freezer, but you can use premade refrigerated cookie dough just as easily. After all, you aren’t baking them into cookies, so you don’t need a fancy cookie recipe.
When I had tried the fried cookie dough at the fair, I thought it tasted like chocolate chip donut holes. I previously used a pancake batter for my deep fried fair foods like my fried oreos, but this time I decided to use Pillsbury biscuit dough, so that it would fry up like a donut. It was also easier to wrap the cookie dough and protect it in the biscuit dough. Recipe is at the end of the post
Here is a round-up of other fair foods I’ve made over the years:
Deep Fried Cookie Dough
- 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.