Sugar Cookie Fudge

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes

Sugar Cookie Fudge combines two of the best holiday treats into one. This is will a crowd pleaser at your next holiday event or gathering.

A stack of the Sugar Cookie Fudge.

This Sugar Cookie Fudge recipe is bursting with flavor that will make your tastebuds light up. This is the perfect Christmas fudge recipe to make this is holiday season. These would also make for a great edible gift to make for co-workers or for you kid’s teachers.

For more holiday fudge recipes, check out this recipe collection of 45 Easy Fudge Recipes.


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  • 15 Minute Prep: This easy fudge recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is 4 simple ingredients to make this recipe, all of which happen to be pantry friendly.
  • Family Friendly: This fudge recipe will be a hit will your family at you holiday celebration.
  • Different holidays: Make a fun old fashioned fudge version for Easter or Halloween.
A tray of the candy.

Ingredient Notes

  • Condensed Milk: It is important that you use sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. You can also make your own sweetened condensed using this recipe from Add A Pinch.
Chocolate, milk, butter and sprinkles,

Variations and Substitutions

  • Cookie Crumble – You can top with crumbled sugar cookies or golden oreos.
  • Microwave – You can make this recipe in the microwave as well, to a glass or microwave-safe bowl add white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, make sure to stir every 30 seconds. If chocolate chips still not melted, continue to microwave and stir in 30 second intervals until completely smooth.
  • Sprinkles – You can use Christmas sprinkles, nonpareil, or use pink and red sprinkles to make these for valentines day.
  • Extract: Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract or peppermint extract add gret flavor to the fudge.

How to Make Cookie Dough Fudge

These are the basic steps for making this Easy Fudge recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions in the printable recipe card. Check out Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram for more.

A sauce pan of the ingredients cooking.

STEP 1: PREPARE PAN

First prepare an 8×8 inch square baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil, wax paper or parchment paper and grease with butter or cooking spray.

STEP 2: HEAT ON STOVETOP

Add the sweetened condensed milk to a medium pot or saucepan over medium heat stirring until heated, be careful not to bring to a boil. Once heated thoroughly add the white chocolate chips and continue mix until the chips are melted and no clumps remain.

STEP 3: ADD SUGAR MIX

Then take off the heat, add in butter and sugar cookie mix. Whisk together until smooth.  

Forming the fudge in the container.

STEP 4: SET AND CUT

Pour the melted fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish then top with sprinkles. Refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Remove from the fridge, allow to soften slightly at room temperature for 30 minutes to easily cut the fudge. Cut into 16 even bite size pieces.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Christmas Fudge Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This recipe is perfect to make ahead of time as you will need at least 4 hours for the fudge to set completely. I recommend making this recipe 1-3 days ahead of time.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store Christmas fudge in an airtight container or plastic wrap for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can freeze this easy fudge recipe, by storing in an freezer bag for up to 3 months in the freezer. Allow to thaw completely before enjoying for the best taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS EVAPORATED MILK OR CONDENSED MILK BETTER FOR FUDGE?

Evaporated milk will not work in place of sweetened condensed milk, the evaporated milk will not results in the creamy, decadent texture that traditional fudge is known for.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE ALMOND BARK IN PLACE OF WHITE CHOCOLATE?

I would not recommend using almond bark in place of white chocolate as it may in impact the texture of the fudge.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can be doubled or halved, if doubling use a 16 x 9-inch pan and if you are halving use a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Proportionally increase or decrease ingredients.

IS SUGAR COOKIE MIX THE SAME AS COOKIE DOUGH TO MAKE SUGAR COOKIES?

No, sugar cookie mix is not the same as cookie dough, the mix is dry which is different from the pre-made cookie dough that you’ll find in the refridgerated section of the grocery store. You can find cookie mix in a box or bag in the baking needs aisle in the store.

A dessert plate of Sugar Cookie Fudge.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Warm Knife: Using a warm sharp knife will help you easily slice into the fudge when cutting. Simply fill a glass up with hot water and allow your knife to sit in the hot water for 30 seconds to a minutes, remove wipe off the water and slice the fudge.
  • Even Fudge Slices: To get the perfect even squares, start by cutting in half vertically, then those halves in half, repeat on horizontally and you will have 16 perfect 2×2 inch fudge squares.
  • Grease Edges Well: Ensure you grease the edges of pan down well so the fudge will slide right out of the pan.
  • High Altitude Directions: If you live at a higher altitude, for the best fudge results, you should lower the temperature when cooking. To be more precise, reduce the temperature 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level.
  • Fitted Parchment Paper: Use this hack for fuss-free lining the pan with parchment paper to make it fit perfectly.

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A stack of the Sugar Cookie Fudge.
5 from 1 vote

Sugar Cookie Fudge

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Sugar Cookie Fudge combines two of the best holiday treats into one. This is will a crowd pleaser at your next holiday event or gathering.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • First prepare an 8×8 inch square pan by lining it with aluminum foil or parchment paper and grease with butter or cooking spray.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk to a medium pot or saucepan over medium heat stirring until heated, be careful not to bring to a boil.
  • Once heated thoroughly add the white chocolate chips and continue mix until the chips are melted and no clumps remain.
  • Then take off the heat, add in butter and sugar cookie mix. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour the melted fudge mixture into the prepared pan then top with sprinkles.
  • Refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • Remove from the refrigerator, allow to soften slightly for 30 minutes to easily cut the fudge. Cut into 16 even squares.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Warm Knife: Using a warm sharp knife will help you easily slice into the fudge when cutting. Simply fill a glass up with hot water and allow your knife to sit in the hot water for 30 seconds to a minutes, remove wipe off the water and slice the fudge.
  • Even Fudge Slices: To get the perfect even squares, start by cutting in half vertically, then those halves in half, repeat on horizontally and you will have 16 perfect 2×2 inch fudge squares.
  • Grease Edges Well: Ensure you grease the edges of pan down well so the fudge will slide right out of the pan.
  • High Altitude Directions: If you live at a higher altitude, for the best fudge results, you should lower the temperature when cooking. To be more precise, reduce the temperature 2 degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level.
  • Fitted Parchment Paper: Use this hack for fuss-free lining the pan with parchment paper to make it fit perfectly.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fudge, sugar cookies, white chocolate

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