Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

I found this recipe on Pinterest and instantly knew I had to make it!  So I made it tonight, I know when most people think about fudge they instantly think Christmas.  I however love fudge anytime, why should you wait a whole year for that special treat?  Please read my updates at the bottom!

For the 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
For the 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


Line an 8x8 baking dish with foil, leaving a 1 inch overhang.
Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
To prepare the cookie dough, beat together 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.
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.

*I would recommend maybe using a bigger pan so the fudge isn't quite so thick!  I prefer smaller pieces in doses.
*So for some reason even though I used the full 5 cups of sugar this fudge was still not firm.  It held shape until I cut it and then it all sort of filled in the spot I had just cut.  I'm not sure how I would make this firmer without losing the flavor but I will update if I try again!

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