CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH FUDGE is a sweet treat that’s the perfect way to satisfy your cookie dough cravings!
I don’t know about you, but I think I actually prefer cookie dough to baked cookies! This chocolate chip cookie dough fudge is a smooth brown sugar fudge chock full of dark chocolate morsels. It tastes just like cookie dough but it doesn’t contain any eggs or flour.
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This fudge is quite simple to make – it starts on the stove top and then gets whipped to smooth and fluffy perfection in a mixer. It really helps to have a candy thermometer for this recipe to make sure that the sugar reaches the correct temperature. No candy thermometer? You can also drop a small spoonful of the boiled syrup into a bowl of cold water, if it forms a soft ball then you’re ready to go!
After the brown sugar fudge is made it’s time to add the chocolate. The fudge will still be a little warm when you fold in the chocolate chips so don’t be alarmed if they melt a bit. You’ll end up with some chocolate swirls and chocolate chunks in the end which add a lot of great flavor and texture. Don’t forget to add a generous helping of chocolate chips on top too!
This chocolate chip cookie dough fudge is the perfect treat for a party, a holiday dessert tray or just to have stash of in the freezer for when you need a bite of something sweet.
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
- 2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 12 tablespoons of salted butter cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips divided use
- cooking spray
- Line a 9 inch square pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
- Combine milk, brown sugar, butter and salt in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently for 8-10 minutes until mixture is 238°F on a candy thermometer or a teaspoon of the mixture dropped into a small bowl of cold water holds a soft ball when pressed between your fingers.
- Transfer the mixture to a heatproof bowl. Beat in the vanilla with an electric mixer at medium speed, then add powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time, beating until fudge is thick and smooth, about 5 minutes.
- Quickly stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips and pour the fudge into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Press remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into the top of the fudge.
- Place the fudge in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour or until the fudge is firm enough to cut.
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