I decided to make cookie dough fudge for my coworkers this week. We didn’t get the day off like our clients, and I thought everyone could use a little treat to sweeten their day. This recipe is pretty straight forward and doesn’t require oven use! I originally got the idea from Pinterest, but ended up using this recipe. You begin by making the cookie dough balls. All the recipes I looked at do not use eggs, so make sure that if you chose to use your own cookie dough recipe that you account for this! Eggs can throw off the texture of the dough, so be mindful.
I began by making the cookie dough:
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Fortunately I had all these ingredients on hand, except for mini chocolate chips. I just took regular chocolate chips and gave them a rough chop to make them a bit smaller. I combined the first five ingredients and creamed them together. I then added the flour and salt, and once the dough had come together I added my chopped up chocolate chips. Once the dough was completely mixed, I rolled out the dough into balls the size of marbles and placed them on a cookie tray. It is SUPER important that you put the cookie dough balls in the freezer for at least 15 minutes (the longer the better) before mixing them into the warm fudge. Otherwise they will not keep their shape and will melt into the fudge!
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Add the chocolate and condensed milk into a pan heated on low, and slowly stir together until the chocolate is melted. The add the vanilla, and BAM! You have delicious, smooth fudge 🙂
I used foil to line an 8×8 inch glass dish (for easy removal) and poured half the fudge mix into the tray. I then pushed all the cookie dough balls into the batter. It may seem like an excessive amount of cookie dough, but I feel like you can never have too much! Once you have put the cookie dough in the tray, use the remaining fudge to cover the cookie dough. This process needs to occur relatively quickly since the fudge will begin to solidify once you take it off the heat, so make sure you have everything prepped and ready go before you remove your fudge from the stove top.
I then let my fudge sit in the fridge over night, and cut it up the following morning. It was definitely a hit with my team members!