Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

I know, I know.  I said I was going to be doing mostly healthy recipes.  However, I have a BUNCH of stuff I made for Thanksgiving I never got to post!  So, I"m going to post the favorite of the bunch for now, and work the other ones into my schedule!  

I found this delicious little gems at Buns In My Oven.  They were AMAZING!  And devoured!  and if i wasn't trying to behave so much, I'd be making another batch right now!!  It wasn't too hard to follow and the results are amazing!   





Ingredients:

Cookie Dough:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons half and half
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Fudge:
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup butter
pinch of salt
1/3 cup half and half
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:


Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.


To make the cookie dough, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 


Beat in the vanilla, salt, and half and half. 


Stir in the flour until incorporated. Once done, set aside...


To make the fudge base, combine the brown sugar, butter, salt, and half and half in a saucepan. 


Stir over medium low heat until the butter has melted and the brown sugar is dissolved. 


Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Stir in the vanilla.


Add the cookie dough to the fudge base and stir to combine. 


 Mix in the chocolate chips.


 Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish. 


Chill until set, at least 3 hours.


Keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
*Tip*  I know the recipe says 4-5 cups of powdered sugar.  The texture changes depending on how much sugar you use.  For a firmer fudge that you can leave at room temperature after setting in the fridge, use the full 5 cups.  For a softer fudge that you serve chilled and isn't quite as sweet, use 4 cups.  Personally, I only had 3 1/2 on hand and it was SUPER sweet with that and worked just fine served straight from the fridge.


I hope you love this fudge as much as we did!!!  It was definitely a HUGE hit!!!  Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. I am a sucker for Cookie Dough and these look yummy!

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