Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge combines two of life’s best things: cookie dough and fudge! This velvety fudge is irresistible and so easy to make. No candy thermometer required!
Craving a different flavor? This Butterscotch Fudge recipe is always a hit. Or give our classic Peanut Butter Fudge a taste!
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Why Add Cookie Dough to Fudge
The concept of this fudge recipe is simple. A layer of Chocolate Fudge is sandwiched between chunks of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough.
- Adding cookie dough to fudge is an easy way to make it a little bit extra special. Who doesn’t love sneaking bites of cookie dough from the mixing bowl when they’re making chocolate chip cookies?
- Like all of our fudge recipes, this chocolate cookie dough fudge is made without a candy thermometer!
- The fudge takes just a few minutes to prepare, then you let it set up in the fridge for a few hours.
These little squares of decadent fudge make a perfect treat or homemade gift for any occasion. You’ll be welcome anywhere if you show up with a plate of fudge to share!
Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – It’s important to use a cookie dough that does not contain eggs! Most grocery stores carry a few egg free brands. You can also use the dough recipe from these cookie dough truffles.
Marshmallow cream- This spreadable marshmallow mixture is our secret for perfect fudge texture without needing a candy thermometer. It’s also known as “marshmallow fluff”. Use our homemade marshmallow cream for delicious results.
Chocolate chips – We used milk chocolate morsels for this fudge. If you love dark chocolate, feel free to make this fudge with semi-sweet chocolate chips instead.
Butter – We recommend unsalted butter for fudge if possible.
Milk – You can use any milk here. Skim, whole, and 2% all work just fine in this recipe.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a stand mixer: An electric mixer makes life easier when you’re making fudge! You’ll pour the hot butter and milk mixture right over the marshmallow cream and chocolate chips, then let the mixer do its thing.
- Freeze the cookie dough first: As the fudge sets the cookie dough will thaw to the perfect consistency and temperature.
- Food safety: If you’re making your own cookie dough, you will need to heat treat (bake) the flour you use first. See our guide for how to heat treat flour.
- Flavor variations: Once you know how to make cookie dough fudge, you can swap out the chocolate for any flavor you like. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge would be delicious!
YES! You can mix by hand or use handheld beaters instead! The key is to mix quickly and vigorously so the warmth of the butter mixture melts the chocolate chips.
Keep your chocolate cookie dough fudge fresh by storing it in an airtight container. You don’t need to keep it in the fridge once it’s set, unless you like eating it cold!
I haven’t tested this recipe with marshmallows in place of the marshmallow cream.
It might work but the texture will be different because marshmallows contain cornstarch and gelatin, two ingredients not found in marshmallow creme.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Easy and delicious, White Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge is the dessert you’ve been waiting for! Packed with chunks of cookie dough, what’s not to love?
- If you love sneaking bites of cookie dough, this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip is decadent and drool worthy. Serve it up with pretzels or apples and watch it disappear!
- A delicious, eggless treat, these Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites are no bake, and perfect for parties. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough sandwiched between two mini pretzel twists and dunked in chocolate!
- Try making this fun, delicious Monster Cookie Dough Fudge for the holidays this year! For an extra spooky look, add the candy eyeballs.
Chocolate Cookie Dough Fudge
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cup marshmallow cream
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 8 ounces refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough frozen
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Once boiling, keep at a rolling boil for a full two minutes (still stirring).
- For this next step, I use a stand mixer with whisk attachment (a hand mixer would work too). Combine the marshmallow cream and milk chocolate chips in mixing bowl. Pour hot mixture over these ingredients and blend until smooth. I turn my mixer on medium speed and blend for 1-3 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
- While this is mixing, line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Crumble half of the frozen cookie dough (in small 1inch chunks) into bottom of baking dish. Set aside.
- Once mixture is smooth, pour into prepared dish. With the remaining cookie dough, press small chunks into the top of the fudge. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. Cut and enjoy.
- Store fudge in airtight container for up to 1 week.
Chocolate chip cookie dough meets fudge. This easy chocolate cookie dough fudge is two tasty treats in one!
I thought you couldn’t eat raw cookie does
There is no raw egg in this cookie dough. 🙂
This should be wonderful … hummmm
oooooooooooooh cookie dough and chocolate fudge! be still my sweet-lovin heart!
Genius! This is the ultimate fudge Aimee!
Cookie dough in fudge?! What a brilliant idea!
I love bologna, too. My husband thinks it’s gross, and so do I, but I give in now and then. It’s so good on white bread!
And those PB cup cookies sound like my crack.
This looks delicious!
Bologna lovers unite! Forget this avocado on toast stuff all over instagram. i say we take it over with bologna on white bread 🙂
Umm, that cookie-dough-reeses idea sounds AMAZING and I think it deserves it’s own blog post. Just sayin 🙂 I’m loving this fudge Aimee!! I want that whole plate right now!
I am in love! Two of my favourite things in one tasty treat. Amazing!
Yes! Totally the best things in life! Love this fudge!
OH my gosh. Yes, yes you have combined the best things in life!! Cookie dough fudge is GENIUS!!
Thanks Emily 🙂
Oh the food memories–and I admit that sometimes I crave (and give in to) the blue box! And cookie dough anything is one of my favorites, so to put it in fudge is fabulous. I absolutely love your site, Amy, so I almost hesitate to chime in here. But as an avid cook and baker (including former baker for a school district), please be careful using prepackaged dough (which has a label warning). While the risk of food poisoning is small, it can have very serious consequences–especially for children, pregnant women, and the elderly. Many people don’t realize that the worst food-borne illnesses can’t be detected by sight or smell, so warnings are ignored because they seem inconsequential. But an Ohio church in April (this year) had a botulism outbreak (many sick, 1 death) due to home-canned potatoes used to make potato salad. E. coli and salmonella are the usual culprits in packaged items, and they show no outward signs of contamination on foods either. Best bet–make your own egg-less dough (there are great recipes out there) or use pasteurized-in-the-shell eggs. I too love cookie dough, so finding a “safe” recipe gave me a massive smile. It will be perfect to use in your recipe, and I know the church family will love it too. Thanks for the chocolate deliciousness that will ensue!
Looks delicious! I just introduced my kids to fried bologna sandwiches and they are totally hooked! I make them with my bread toasted, mayo and cheese! Yum!
YES!!! I love it 🙂
Two of my favorites in one awesome bite! Love this fun fudge treat!! My go to eats from childhood are the boxed mac and cheese, canned ravioli, and brownies from a box!!!
Canned ravioli, haha, one of my weird favorites when I was pregnant, LOL
OMG, I’m always amazed by your reipes, these are perfect for any celebration party as a great dessert
I totally agree about the cookie dough and macaroni and cheese! love that stuff. I like how easy this recipe is, too!
I absolutely love so many of your recipes. Have never been disappointed with any I made.
(oops made several times). It is obvious you love sweets as do I and my friends and family.
Thank you Sharn!!
Wow, you never cease to amaze me with your delicious treats and food.
Thank you Malory! You’re so sweet 🙂
I thought putting cookie dough in the fudge was genius enough, but I LOVE that I can use premade cookie dough because honestly when I’m not baking for the blog, I like to take shortcuts!
Holy yum!!! These are perfection! What a fabulous idea to marry fudge and cookie dough together! 😀