Yes, really. If that doesn't stop you dead in your tracks, then I don't think you're human. This is serious stuff. I have a family recipe that I use for standard fudge, but I like making fun and unique variations as well - peanut butter, pumpkin pie, and white chocolate have all been well-received in the past. But I'm pretty sure this one surpasses them all.
This comes together pretty easily, and honestly the hardest part is waiting for it to set up! The fudge was smooth and creamy, with the perfect cookie dough flavor. This was my test batch, and it passed with flying colors - I'll definitely be including this candy in my holiday baskets. The only change I'll make is to use mini chocolate chips instead of the full-sized ones. I just think it will look cuter, and be a little bit easier to eat.
So head into your kitchen and make these now. You definitely won't regret it.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
barely adapted from Sweet Confections, via Bake at 350
- 1 3/4 c. sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1 Tbs corn syrup
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 Tbs unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a 3-quart saucepan, combine the sugars, cream, milk, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 242 degrees (ie the soft-ball stage). Remove from heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, and flour.
Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch casserole dish, and allow to cool until it reaches 110 degrees, 10 to 20 minutes.
Use a large spoon to scrape the mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until the fudge thickens and holds its shape, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the fudge to the prepared 8x8 inch dish and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top, pressing them lightly into the fudge.
Allow to set at least 2 hours. If it's not setting up, cover and refrigerate for a few hours. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.