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March 21, 2014 / Makes 28 treats / / Print /
Deep-Fried Twinkies, fried chocolate bars and now fried cookies have been selling like hot cakes at fairs around the nation recently.
The chefs behind these sugary fried treats say success depends on the batter, which insulates the fried object from direct contact with the oil. If the batter is done right, it will become an edible shell and protect its the melted innards.
Shirley London shared the recipe for her deep-fried Oreo cookie treat with Good Morning America in 2003.
1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
3/4 cup ice water
1 quart vegetable oil
1 sleeve of Oreo cookies (14 each)
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1. Freeze cookies for 3 hours.
2. In a heavy-gauge 3-quart sauce pot heat oil to 350° F.
3. While oil is heating, set up a sheet pan with paper towels for draining.
4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl stir water into buttermilk pancake mix with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. As soon as batter is smooth, dip each cookie, one at a time, into batter and smooth batter, making a thin coat completely around the cookie. Place coated cookie carefully into hot oil. Repeat for each cookie. Fry on both sides, turning over once until golden brown.
5. Remove fried cookie from hot oil with metal tongs and drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners sugar.
6. Let cool slightly (about 2 minutes) before serving.
(The above recipe is slightly different from the original so that consumers can make it at home.)