Cookie dough fudge recipe

(65 ratings)

These cookie dough fudge is so easy to make and would make the perfect food gift recipe for friends and family

Three square of cookie dough fudge with chocolate chips
(Image credit: Getty / Matthew Margolis)
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins plus setting time
Cost RangeCheap

Sweet cookie dough fudge with a melt-in-the-mouth texture and chunks of milk chocolate pressed into the top.

Cookie dough already has quite a fudgy texture to it, so you could say this recipe just takes it to its natural conclusion. It's a real treat and also makes a great homemade present. Simply cut it into cubes and arrange them in a shallow tin or drop 5-6 into a cellophane bag and tie up with a pretty bow. This recipe makes 25 squares, so up to five presents (though you'll probably want to save some for yourself as well). It only takes about half an hour to make, but you will need a good couple of hours for it to cool and set before you can slice it.


  • 400g caster sugar
  • 130g dark brown sugar
  • 120ml single cream
  • 60ml milk
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 15g butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 75g plain flour
  • 100g chocolate chips




  1. Grease a 20cm square tin. Place the sugar, brown sugar, cream, milk, and golden syrup into a saucepan and gently bring to the boil.
  2. Boil for about 5 mins, or if you have a confectioners thermometer heat until it reaches ‘soft ball’ or 112°C.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir through the butter, vanilla and flour. Pour into a large shallow and leave undisturbed for 20 mins.
  4. Scrape the mix out of the tin and place in a large bowl. Mix with an electric mixer until the fudge thickens. This should take between 3 to 5 mins. Stir through half the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into the greased tin and sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips. Chill for at least 2 hrs, or until it's cool and set.
  6. Remove from the tin and cut into squares.

Fudge is not hard to make but you do need to be careful to heat it to exactly the right temperature for it to form properly. The easiest way is definitely with a sugar thermometer. If you don't have one you can use the soft ball method - dropping a tiny amount into a glass of iced water. The drop should come together in a soft ball. If it forms a thread, it's not quite ready yet.

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Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.