Cookie Dough Doughnuts {Cookie Dough Week!}


Cookie_Dough_Week_updatedYou. Guiiiiiiiiiiiisssseee.

This takes my cookie dough and donut loves to a whole new level of insanity.

When Lindsay and Julianne asked me to participate in Cookie Dough Week, I spent awhile taking mental inventory of all my cookie dough recipes, what I’ve done, what I could do, etc.  As usual, I knew I wanted to make something under my typical criteria: A) a unique recipe; B) easy enough that novice bakers can make it; and C) outrageously rebellious, like its creator 🙂

And then it hit me: I hadn’t made a cookie dough donut before.  Instead of being all “yes!” and rejoicing the creative gods for birthing me this idea, I actually got all upset and pondered my existence, like whyyyyy have I never thought of this before?  It just seems so duh but it never occurred to me how awesome it would be to stuff a donut full of cookie dough.  Serious duh moment.

But instead of going the whole grueling route of making my own yeast dough and spending approximately one billion years waiting for it to rest and rise and raise and graduate and get married and all the complicated stuff yeast dough does, I thought I would use the shortcut route by using canned biscuits as my donut base.

Have you ever made canned biscuit donuts before?  They’re awesome!  No, they don’t taste identical to a freshly fried, from-scratch donut, but they are easily adaptable to any flavor glaze or icing you want to top them with and have roughly the same texture and mouthfeel (seriously, mouthfeel is a terrible word but you know what I mean) as a “real” donut.  In a pinch and when stuffed with cookie dough, I’ll challenge you to notice the difference.

DSC_1005AFor this, I used my favorite egg-free cookie dough recipe, which you can find HERE.  It’s a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe, just made egg-free so it is safe to eat and free of salmonella and bubonic plague and whatever else you can contract from raw eggs.

So, wanna get stuffin’? (ew, I promise I’ll never use that term, either — gaaaaaah).


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Cookie Dough Doughnuts {Cookie Dough Week!}
Recipe type: Donuts
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Serves: 24
These delectable fried donuts are filled with cookie dough for an even more decadent treat!
  • 3 cans refrigerated biscuits (not the flaky kind)
  • 1 batch homemade egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough
  • About 2 cups canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 can chocolate frosting, melted
  • Miniature chocolate chips
  1. Pour oil into a large, heavy bottomed skillet. Heat over medium-heat.
  2. Meanwhile, on a clean, flat work surface, flatten each canned biscuit into a larger circle using the heel of your hand. Take a Tablespoon-sized scoop of cookie dough and place it in the middle of the biscuit circle. Pull up the edges of the circle to the center and pinch to seal. Roll the biscuit donut in your hands to round it out again, ensuring the cookie dough is safely secured inside of the biscuit.
  3. Drop the biscuits into the hot oil and fry for about 1-2 minutes on each side, taking care to watch them carefully as they cook very quickly. Once one side is golden brown, flip and cook on the other side. You want them as browned as possible without being burnt.
  4. Drain the biscuits onto a paper-towel lined plate or a wire rack. Once cool enough to handle, dip them halfway into the melted chocolate frosting and sprinkle generously with remaining chocolate chips. These are best served immediately.

DSC_1007aThese are the epitome of sinful!  Even though they’re extremely rich, it’ll be an exercise in willpower to stop at just one.  Try using peanut butter cookie dough with a chocolate and peanut butter glaze!  Either way, any fried pastry stuffed with cookie dough is bound to be instantly satisfying 🙂

Check out some more amazing Cookie Dough recipes from some of my favorite bloggers!!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Parfait from White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake from Life, Love and Sugar
Cheesecake Cookie Dough Parfaits from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheesecake Pie from Crazy for Crust
Cookie Dough Oreos from Something Swanky
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Scotcharoos from The Gunny Sack
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles from Back For Seconds
Double Chocolate Mint Cookie Dough Dip from Kitchen Meets Girl
Monster Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Mom On Timeout
Cookie Dough Tiramisu Grandbaby Cakes
Cookie Dough Doughnuts from The Domestic Rebel
Fried Dulce de Leche Cookie Dough from Simply Gloria
Espresso Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Beyond Frosting
No bake peanut butter and chocolate bars from Roxana’s Home Baking
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mocha Cupcakes from Lemons for Lulu

Have a fantastical day!

xo, Hayley


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  1. You are a cookie dough genius, girl! And thank you for blowing my diet for the rest of my life 😉 Pinned!

  2. You are the QUEEN of DECADENCE Hayley! Wooooah! **drool**

  3. I just love reading your posts Hayley! You always make me smile 🙂 And these donuts are making me drool. YUM!!

  4. I hate you.

    (I love you.)

  5. Holy yum to the 100th power! These look so crazy good! I’m kind of scared to make them though…I know I would eat every single one 😉

  6. Hayley, I’m all about this fried pastry full of cookie dough… as you put it! Absolutely sinful… and I love every part of it! Especially the short cut way of frying these babies up with canned dough. Brilliant! Pinning and sharing!

  7. This looks insanely delicious! You are amazing!

  8. I’m in LOVE.

  9. Holy sheet, man!!! Mama (that’s me!) neeeeeeeds these! Ok?!

  10. And this is why I love you. You made donuts better!

  11. YESSS!! Love these, need these and am making as soon as humanly possible!

  12. I DIE!!!! Holy freaking genius!

  13. wow! deep fried + donut + cookie – bubonic plague = one happy camper thanks so much for contributing Hayley! Love it!

  14. SHUT UP!!! HAYLEY! AHHHHH! I just wanna take a big bite and then go “omgawwwwwd mmmmmmm”

  15. WOW, these are the BEST donuts I have ever seen!! Donuts + cookie dough= best. breakfast. ever! 🙂

  16. Hayleyyyyyyyyyyy… You’re killing me over here!! Cookie dough inside of donuts?? As if my donut craving wasn’t bad enough (I’ve wanted a kiddie’s chocolate donut with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles for about a week now — it’s my all-time favorite), now you went and stuffed cookie dough inside. Pure heaven and pure torture at the same time!!

  17. OMG that is the best “duh” moment I’ve ever heard of! And these donuts look absolutely mind blowingly awesome, Hayley. Now I’m going to wonder why every donut I bite into doesn’t have cookie dough in it!

  18. Whyyyyyyy are we not hanging out together eating 400 of these right now??? This is quite possibly the best donut ever. LOVE!

  19. Karlie Jai says:

    Hi! This would be the perfect recipe for my Fiance to make for a “Bake Off” at work. Since I’m in the UK can I just clarify something? When you say “canned refrigerated biscuits” are those the same as this recipe? ( We don’t really have those kind of biscuits on this side of the Atlantic. But I still think this recipe is too good to miss out on. 🙂


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