Cookie Dough Fondue


Every year at my neighbor’s house we have an annual fondue party.

No it’s not 1974.

No there is no key bowl.


It’s just basically a party that seems easy in theory…everybody cooks their own food!  But is a way more complicated get together than an average cook out.

First, you need to find your fondue pot that you got for your wedding that you swore you would use, but haven’t ever taken out of the box.

Next there is an excessive amount of hot liquids.  And when there are 47 kids running around this is just an accident waiting to happen…third degree burns anyone?


Then there is raw meat a plenty.  Honestly, who knows how long a scallop takes to cook?  Well, I can tell you 1 minute is too short, because I may or may not have bitten into a perfectly cold centered scallop yesterday, convincing myself that I was going to catch some creature-of-the-sea disease.


And because I have competitive neighbors (present company excluded, of course) this year’s fondue party was also a contest.

A contest you say?

Yes.  A contest.

I didn’t squeal in delight with this news  or anything.

Because I kinda-sorta knew what I might make.


Since meat isn’t my thing I went ahead and entered in the dessert category.

I mean…

AND FYI…if there is ever a contest to be won, all you have to do is make something with peanut butter and chocolate.

You’re welcome.


So I made cookie dough to dip in chocolate fondue.

Could there be a more perfect invention?

Of course I made peanut butter cookie dough…because I wanted to win. (Did I say I wasn’t competitive?  I might have lied.)  But I also made chocolate chip cookie dough and sugar cookie dough as well.

…all egg free, of course.  Because while I am dying of my creature-of-the-sea disease, I didn’t want to get Salmonella too.  One disease at a time, please.


So anyway.  I won for desserts.  Thank you peanut butter.


Now you don’t have to have a whole fondue party for an excuse to eat cookie dough dipped in chocolate.

It’s really an everyday activity.
Photobucket First, I made all the cookie dough…I’m not going to show you pictures of me making the dough…I’m going to go with the fact that you are all fairly intelligent people and have made cookies a time or two.

Here’s the dough…
Photobucket But I will show you how to roll a ball.  Shut it, you freaks.
Peanut Butter…
PhotobucketSugar Cookie…
PhotobucketAnd Chocolate Chip…
PhotobucketStick those in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.
Then make your fondue. This is a simple recipe that you can serve cold or warm. And you can use it on ice cream, or just funnel into your mouth when you’re home alone. No one needs to see that.
PhotobucketDude, that’s it.
PhotobucketGo on, go win a contest.


Egg Free Sugar Cookie Dough Balls
makes approx 2 cups cookie dough, approx 20 balls
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • sprinkles, optional
  1. In mixer cream together butter and sugar. Add in water and vanilla until evenly mixed.
  2. On low add flour until incorporated.
  3. Roll into balls and sprinkles and chill until ready to serve.
Store in an airtight container. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
makes 2 cups cookie dough, approximately 24 balls
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. In mixer cream together butter and sugars. Add vanilla and water and beat until smooth. Turn mixer to low and mix in flour until incorporated and finally stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Roll into tablespoon sized balls.
Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Egg Free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
Makes 2½ cups dough, approx 30 balls
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1¼ cup flour
  1. In mixer cream together butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Add in vanilla and water.
  2. Turn mixer to low and incorporate flour.
  3. Roll into tablespoon sized balls
Store in air tight container in refrigerator. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Chocolate Fondue
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. In a medium sauce pan combine all ingredients and melt together over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted.
  2. Dip with fruit, cookie dough, cake etc.
Serve warm, room temperature or cold. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Can be used as an ice cream topping as well! adapted from Eagle Brand





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81 Comments on "Cookie Dough Fondue"


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Stuart vettese
July 22, 2012 6:37 pm

This looks amazing and is a great excuse to dig out my fondue set again. Thanks for sharing!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
July 22, 2012 6:42 pm

Wow, Shelly, you outdid yourself! So many little balls to roll, I know they are time-consuming, but worth it! And LOVE the idea of fondue. Best kind of fondue EVER! 🙂

July 22, 2012 6:57 pm

Seriously, I need you to be my neighbor. Incredible!

July 22, 2012 7:03 pm

Freaking brilliant, Shelly. I adore fondue but have never thought of using cookie dough. LOVE it.

Cookbook Queen
July 22, 2012 7:29 pm

Best fondue EVAH!!!

And dude, I want to come to the fondue party so stinking bad. I got my own fondue set for Christmas a few years ago (yes, I asked for it!!)

July 22, 2012 9:02 pm

Can you believe I’ve NEVER had fondue? My parents obviously had traumatic fondue experiences and have kept me sheltered from this phenom. However, I HAVE eaten cookie dough–plenty of it–so I know by experience this stuff is good 🙂

July 22, 2012 9:08 pm

D: incredibleeee! this is such a crazy good idea! I think i`ve mention and time or two about how you`re A GENIUS?! I would love to go to a fondue party!

July 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Looks yummy! I thought the cookies were flour free until I read the directions. You forgot to say how much flour in the chocolate chip cookies.

Will have to give these a try. The sugar cookie ones look really good.

luv what you do
July 22, 2012 9:22 pm

Wow! My mouth is watering. It would be so fantastic to have some cookie dough hanging out in my house right now. I love your recipes and this might just be my favorite!!!

July 22, 2012 9:27 pm

That is the most awesome thing to dip in fondue. Congrats on winning!!! We actually do fondue date night every once in a while…after the kids go to bed because hot oil and kids = bad things!!!

Kat S
July 22, 2012 10:04 pm

So THATS what that IG pic was….well played Shelly, well played indeed. I tip my hat to you, lady 🙂

July 22, 2012 10:13 pm

Is there a house for sale in your neighborhood?? Because we’re moving in!

July 22, 2012 10:49 pm

You just said the magic words….peanut butter and chocolate are the slutty sisters I’d leave my husband for! 🙂 Can’t wait to try this….or just eat the dough! 🙂

Back for Seconds
July 23, 2012 12:08 am

You are so right. Chocolate + Peanut butter wins every time. Obvi. I love Love LOVE that your sugar cookie balls are rolled in sprinkles! Get out! It’s just too cute!

Angela @ the fairy bread chronicles

oh my lord, this looks amazing! what a good idea! this is going to be my next party, this right here! you’re just taken cookie dough, and chocolate fondue, to a whole new level… for that i congratulate you 😀

Santosh Bangar
July 23, 2012 2:24 am

tempting different tastes perfect in party

July 23, 2012 2:49 am

This is excellent preparation. It’s looks really amazing. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

July 23, 2012 5:39 am

Ooooh brilliant! Love this 😀

Nick @ Beardybaking
July 23, 2012 6:43 am

I love this idea! To be honest, egg free cookie dough is all the range these days, just look at the great recipes from over at Love and Olive Oil!

July 23, 2012 7:57 am

I think I ate like a dozen of those peanut butter balls, but i had to fight off Lowell Oh, and for the record I did vote for you 🙂 Delicious!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
July 23, 2012 7:57 am

What an amazing and fun idea!! I need an excuse for this asap.

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
July 23, 2012 8:02 am

Genius! This would win any fondue party hands down!!!

July 23, 2012 8:59 am

Such a FUN treat and I LOVE all those sprinkles!

Brian @ A Thought For Food
July 23, 2012 9:24 am

My stomach hurts just thinking about the number of cookie dough balls I would eat if I ever made these. Looks so freakin’ good!

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more

LOL this sounds amazing, and yes we need to see you roll balls, more pictures of that and you will get more hits, way to up your readership;p

July 23, 2012 9:45 am

I think for the next party, you could top yourself by warming up some Cookie Butter (aka Speculoos) to be used as a dip. Not sure it could be made from scratch, but the jarred version from Trader Joe’s has been known to disappear in my home within hours.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
July 23, 2012 10:01 am

so fun Shelly! My kids will be all over this

July 23, 2012 10:03 am

I love this!! What a great idea!! I will have to do this next time we throw a party! Squee! And fondues are so not 1974…they are still in…or am I still in 1974. I say still like I was alive back in 1974.

Amy J
July 23, 2012 10:28 am

Oh my! My kids would love to have a cookie dough fondue! Ok, so maybe I REALLY want to make this, but having kids to enjoy it with will make it even better 🙂

July 23, 2012 10:46 am

This looks so sinful! Can’t wait to try it–I have two fondue sets. One is for savory and one is for sweet because you can’t do a fondue and not have dessert fondue with it. You’ve already gone through all that trouble, right!

One thing about you post that cracked me up that NO ONE else even commented on was the sentence about there not being a key bowl. Are your readers to young to know what that means? LOL I’ve watched *That 70s show*….. Tee Hee

July 23, 2012 2:29 pm

I loved the key bowl part…. that made the whole post!!!

July 23, 2012 8:36 pm

I GUFFAWED at the key bowl! LOL…literally.

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
July 23, 2012 10:57 am

How fun! Let me dip my cookie dough balls in a chocolate fondue and I am all good!

Kat @ Life of a Cupcake Baker
July 23, 2012 12:01 pm

I started to panic half way through your post when you said you weren’t going to show us how to make the cookie doughs!! Being British means I’ve never done cookie dough.

So glad you posted the recipes!!

Ta very much 🙂

July 23, 2012 1:00 pm

Okay so…I need to buy a funnel. Because this is happening and it’s going straight in my mouth. Or I can just drink it with a straw. Mmm. Yes.

July 23, 2012 2:10 pm

I did this a month or so back for a family get together.. it was such a hit! but MAN i felt like a heffer after eating a billion of them.

July 23, 2012 2:27 pm

I want to buy a house right next to you… I will let you win any and all contests!!! I love your posts, I am always cracking up at my computer with coworkers looking my way like I have lost my mind when I am on your blog. You are awesome.

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
July 23, 2012 2:44 pm

Can I come visit?!? 🙂

July 23, 2012 2:48 pm

This morning I went to the gym and watched Dr. Oz while on the elliptical. He seemed to think he was giving “diet cheat” foods. His foods? Not super fun or cheat-ish. More like what you’d feed a really disgusting smelly vegetarian cat that you hated. So I came home to see what Shelly was up to. Much more fun.

And all is right in the world once again.

July 23, 2012 2:52 pm

Thanks for the LOL. I just had the debate with my husband about getting rid of the fondue pot. I assume you won!?

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

You get my vote on the contest any day! What a great idea!

July 23, 2012 3:28 pm

This is all kinds of brilliant!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
July 23, 2012 4:13 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have no words….

July 23, 2012 4:43 pm
I was just looking on another website that had an egg-free cookie dough recipe, for truffles. But, their recipe had mini chocolate chips. I don’t have any and wondered what the equivalent would be for regular size chips. And, today, I found these recipes! Yay! I was thinking of using this recipe, and then dipping them in peanut butter flavored candy melts. So, you could “match” and do peanut butter cookie dough balls dipped in peanut butter flavored candy melts and chocolate chip cookie dough balls dipped in chocolate candy melts. Or, reverse, and do peanut butter cookie dough balls… Read more »
Kim @ Treats & Trinkets
July 23, 2012 4:44 pm

I’m pretty sure you win every fondue contest. Ever.

And while I’m much more a fan of peanut butter… HOLYOHMIGOODNESS TEH CUTE SUGAR COOKIE ONES!!!!

Ahem. Good job!

July 23, 2012 5:11 pm

Wow. It’s like a cookie dough orgy. I’m in!

July 23, 2012 8:29 pm

Whhhaaaaaatt????! Brilliant!

Lily @ Sugar and Slice
July 23, 2012 9:19 pm

YUM! cookie dough is my fave thing ever, I don’t know how you have the will power/patience to make the little balls. I would definitely just shove my head in the bowl!

Dina K (Expedition: Eat!)
July 23, 2012 9:53 pm

I will be a HERO to my daughter when I make this. And it’s inspired me to bust out my fondue pot again.

Glory/ Glorious Treats
July 23, 2012 10:43 pm

Oh food goodness sake… it’s 8pm here, and now I’m really thinking I need to make this (and eat it of course!) tonight!!
This post made me smile several times =) I love hearing your personality shine through!