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


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 2 cups cookie dough, approximately 24 balls


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/4 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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


Makes 2 1/2 cups dough, approx 30 balls


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/4 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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 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





81 Responses

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. Carla

    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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. Angie

    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!

  7. Jen

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 🙂

  10. Sandra

    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

  11. Niki

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 dipped in chocolate candy melts or chocolate chip cookie dough balls dipped in peanut butter candy melts. So many possibilities! Thank you! 🙂

  14. Meredith

    Wow!! Can’t wait to try this….. This may be a dumb question, but do you need a fondue set for this? I’ve become a bit obsessed with baking blogs recently, but your is by far my favorite!

    1. shelly

      Actually you don’t.. this fondue stays liquid even when cool or room temperature, so you can serve it in a regular bowl. You could do it in a fondue pot to keep it warm if you wanted to, though 🙂

  15. What a CREATIVE idea Shelly! I’ve seen cupcake fondue before but this… omg….this just has me off the walls. This must be the best fondue ever. Those little cookie dough balls are adorable! What a fun idea for a girls night party or even a baby shower.

  16. This is like, the best thing ever. Well maybe except for the peanut butter part because I’m allergic…but I can make that dough with SunButter and it’ll still be the best thing ever for me! Yum!!

  17. Debra

    As usual you cracked me up but hey, where was your thank you to chocolate, peanut butter didn’t win all by itself, so I am thanking chocolate for helping you win, and you all three did good 😀

  18. omg, screw my diet. i’m doing those!
    just one question, cause i was actually looking for a good cookie recipe. you can also bake those, right? or is there something you have to change in the recipe?

    1. shelly

      Well, all these cookie doughs have no egg, so they can be eaten raw…so I wouldn’t make them as-is…also, they are without a leavening agent, like baking soda, so they would probably be dry and flat.

  19. Patti

    I want to marry you for your baking abilities and wisecracking attitude! You are the best! I love reading your tutorials. Plus your desserts are to die for! Keep on keeping on!

  20. Megan

    Just made chocolate fondue for Valentine’s Day and made your peanut butter cookie dough balls and OMG amazing. Loved it! Genius. Thanks so much!

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