Calling all chocolate lovers. Once again I planned to share a different recipe today but I changed my mind due to a busy weekend. This Deep-Fried Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe is pretty easy to make so it won out over a more involved recipe. Plus there are a few county fairs during August in Dutchess County, New York area and this ties in well.
Ever since I had seen the pictures of all the available decadent goodies tweeted during the Blog Her conference in Austin, I’ve wanted to make fried cookie dough. I believe it was Jenny from Picky Palate that tweeted the the fried cookie dough but I could be mistaken.
Since this month’s #ChocolateParty featured coffee combined with chocolate, I adapted the original recipe to incorporate a mocha flavor. My husband and his friend dubbed this recipe as super good.
A couple of weeks ago I shared a Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting which had coffee as an ingredient too. Check it out too.
Would you prefer this treat with or without coffee?
Deep-Fried Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Yield: 40 – 45 fried balls Cook Time: 3 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pasteurized eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli’s mini chips)
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup pasteurized eggs
- 1/2 – 1 1/2 cup seltzer water or club soda, plus more if needed (I used root beer because that’s what I had in the pantry)
- 1/2 cup cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli’s regular chips)
- 2 tablespoons prepared coffee, room temperature
- powdered sugar for dusting
Oil for frying (I used olive oil)
Step 1: For the dough: Combine flour, baking soda, salt and espresso powder in a medium bowl and set aside. With an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars for about five minutes. Add the eggs in two additions; mixing to combine after each addition. Mix in vanilla and then flour in small batches. Stir in chocolate chips.
Step 2: Chill dough for 1 to several hours to make the dough easier to form. Form cookie dough balls (about 2 teaspoons) and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. When all dough balls are formed, chill in the freezer at least 1 hour.
Step 3: For the batter: Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Combine the egg and 2/3 of the seltzer. Add the remaining soda in small increments until the batter resembles a loose pancake batter.
Step 4. To make the cookies: Dip the dough balls in the batter and ensure they are well coated. Carefully fry the dough balls (a few at a time) in the oil preheated to 350 degrees. A few minutes total is enough time for the dough balls to become a deep golden color. Mine turned over on their own when they were done on one side but you may need to turn them over to cook evenly. Using a slotted spoon remove dough balls with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Step 5: For the topping: In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and prepared coffee. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds at 50% power (may vary based on your microwave oven) and let sit for a minute. Stir the mixture until it’s smooth and thick and drizzling consistency.
Step 6: To serve, place three on a plate and drizzle liberally with mocha topping and sprinkle with powdered sugar. These are ooey and gooey when served warm and just as delicious when cooled before serving. If the drizzle cools too much, then just microwave it in small increments to return it to a more liquid state.
Storing: Store dough balls in a sealed plastic container for a few days but they are best the first day.
Recipe adapted from Food Network, courtesy of George Duran.
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1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake; the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
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