Deep-Fried Cookie Dough
As if eating raw cookie dough straight from the package wasn't indulgent enough, someone went and made it even better (and less guilt-ridden, seeing as it's cooked), by deep-frying it. From Taylor Mathis' The Soutern Tailgating Cookbook, these deep-fried cookie dough balls are sure to steal the show, whether at a game or in the comfort of your own home.
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- 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1/4 Cup chocolate chips
- 1 Cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 Cup self-rising flour
- 2 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- Peanut oil, for frying
- Confectioners' sugar and chocolate syrup, for garnish
Make the cookie dough the night before you plan on frying it. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. While mixing, add the vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of the oil. Continue mixing the dough while slowly adding the flour mixture. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Mix in the chocolate chips. Remove the dough from the bowl and form into 8 evenly sized balls. Store in a sealable container and refrigerate overnight. In a separate sealable container, add the milk and egg and refrigerate overnight. In an additional sealable container, add the flour and confectioners’ sugar.
When you’re ready to fry the cookie dough, stir the milk mixture, then dip the cookie dough in it. Roll it in the flour mixture, dip it back into the milk mixture, and then roll it in the flour mixture again. Repeat this process a total of 3 times, until a thick coating has formed around the dough. Make sure the dough is entirely coated.
Fill a Dutch oven 2∕3 of the way full with oil and heat over high heat to 365 degrees. Fry the battered balls of cookie dough for 1 ½ to 2 minutes, until golden brown on the outside. Remove from the oil and drain on paper bags. Serve with confectioners’ sugar and your favorite chocolate syrup.