Sugar Cookie Fudge is easy, rich and creamy! Full of sugar cookie flavor, decorated in bright sparkles or sprinkles, perfect as a dessert or edible gift!

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I just can’t seem to get enough of fudge, of any and every kind, especially over the holidays. I love giving it as an edible gift over the holidays and I love eating it even more! 

Sometimes we cut them into squares and sometimes we cut the fudge on an angle so the pieces come out “crooked” like my son used to say when he was younger.

We have also used silicone molds to control the size, be a little fancier and are always so happy with the results. The problem is the extra time it takes and my husband believes that no one minds the square shape or even cares. Unfortunately, they disappear so fast I believe he is correct. 

As far as sugar cookies go, I can’t remember not making a batch or two of them, every Christmas. When I was young I have distinct memories of making sugar cookies with my grandmother and her allowing me to do all of the decorating of course.

I adored both her and my grandfather, I wrote them letters regularly and I never knew it but my grandparents kept them ALL. It was so odd finding them all as filed as we cleaned out their home after they had both passed.

I tear up now just thinking about it. They were such amazing people and honestly, my favorite people ever.

What Is White Chocolate?

Before we talk about white chocolate, let’s look at what chocolate really is.  Well, it all starts with cocoa beans. The type and taste of chocolate is then determined by the treatment of the beans and the types and amounts of additives used. 

White chocolate is, however, a chocolate confection made up of cocoa butter (not cocoa beans), sugar, and milk solids  It may contain other sweeteners and flavoring like vanilla.  It is characterized by it’s pale ivory color and high melting point.  For more information on white chocolate have a look here. 

What forms does White Chocolate come in?

White chocolate can come in chip or square  or melts (melts are small disks that have an easy melting point but similar to the chips).   If a recipe calls for chips and all you have is baking squares (or vice versa) you have a couple of options. 

If you have a kitchen scale you can weigh out your replacement in ounces and if you don’t have a scale, then just know that 1 1/4 cups of chips are the rough equivalent to an 10 – 1 oz bars of baking chocolate

White chocolate chips tend to be thick and clumpy due to stabilizers added that make them resistant to melting.  White chocolate baking bars melt easier than the chips, which is great for making candy or a chocolate sauce. 

If all you have are chips and they’re not melting well, just add a tablespoon or two of butter or shortening to the mix and the chocolate should turn into a thin, smooth consistency. 

It is also important to talk about the type of chips used.  Cheaper brands will most likely have more fillers and and make them more resistant to melting.  Check the ingredients and if there is vegetable oil in the chips,  they will most likely need to add the butter or shortening to achieve the desired results.  

Substitutes for White Chocolate

If you have a recipe that calls for white chocolate and you don’t have any on hand, check out the substitutions for it listed down below.  Please keep in mind that these substitutions may alter the flavor and color of the chocolate. Substitute the exact same amount of whichever type of chocolate you desire. 

Milk chocolate is a sweet chocolate that you can either snack on or use in recipes, especially cookie recipes.  It contains at about 10% cocoa with added sugar, milk and cocoa butter. 

White Chocolate Almond Bark (Confectionery Coating) comes in a bunch of forms from chips to blocks to squares.  Despite it’s name, it doesn’t contain nuts and is valued for it’s texture, taste, and melting ease. If you want substitute white chocolate for white chocolate almond bark, use a 1:1 ratio of chocolate to almond bark.  You’re most likely going to have to add 1 tablespoon butter or shortening as well since it doesn’t contain any cocoa butter or chocolate liquor.

Unsweetened chocolate  Made solely of cocoa butter and cocoa solids, the flavor of this chocolate isn’t usually fit for eating on its own as it is quite bitter, so it’s only used in baking.  It’s great in cake, cookie or brownie recipes. 

Dark chocolate is made up of at least 35% of cocoa, a small amount of sugar and little to no milk.  Since it’s sweeter than unsweetened chocolate and has less sugar, it’s quite popular with those that want a sweet treat but are health conscious. 

Bittersweet chocolate is a dark, sweetened chocolate that also contains at least 35% cocoa. It is mostly used in baking and is great for recipes that call for a strong chocolate flavor. 

Semi-sweet chocolate is also made with at least 35% cocoa and is the most versatile form of chocolate. It’s ideal for baking and eating and can be found in many chocolate chip cookie recipes.  It also has cocoa butter and sugar added.

Sugar Cookie Fudge

Ingredients in Sugar Cookie Fudge

  • white chocolate chips
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • sugar cookie mix
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • sprinkles

How to make the Best Fudge using Condensed Milk

Heat sweetened condensed milk. Once hot, but NOT boiling, add sugar cookie mix and stir. Add white chips, butter and vanilla in a cooking pot over medium low heat.

Heat until melted and smooth, stirring frequently until smooth. This mixture is thick.

Pour in half your sprinkles and stir 1-2 times.

Line a square baking dish with parchment and spray with nonstick.

Top with sprinkles.

Pour fudge into pan, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Once cooled, cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!

What can I include in this Sugar Cookie Fudge?

You can put absolutely anything in this fudge instead of sprinkles. Here are some suggestions. Add any other decorations you want to use to add color or flavor. If you come up with any other additions please let me know so I can add to this list. The longer it is the better!

  • nuts
  • cookies
  • cream filled cookies
  • dried fruits
  • marshmallows
  • cereal
  • broken pretzel
  • M&M’s
  • toffee bits
  • butterscotch chips 
  • chocolate chips
  • caramel chips
  • smarties
  • chocolate covered caramels
  • mints
  • sprinkles or sparkles

How long will condensed milk fudge last?

Fudge made with condensed milk will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature, in an air tight container.

If you keep your fudge in an airtight container in your fridge it will last up to a month.

You also have the option of freezing portion sizes of your choosing, wrapped in parchment paper, and frozen in an air tight container for up to 3 months.  

People always talk about how raw flour is dangerous and can make you sick from E coli.

How to make raw flour or Cookie Mix safe to eat

I have been doing it for a long time and have never gotten sick. My grandparents who lived on a farm served us cookie dough with raw flour and farm fresh eggs and never got sick. I might just be lucky.

That being said I want to give you some information on the risk you take consuming raw flour and what you can easily do to avoid getting sick.

To toast the cookie mix in the oven, spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.  With the microwave you just heat for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring every 15 seconds, and you’re good to go!

I microwaved the cookie mix in a microwave safe bowl in 15 second intervals five times and it worked beautifully.

Regardless of your chosen method, the flour or cookie mix must reach a temperature 0f 165 degrees to be deemed safe to eat and it is just that simple to ensure it’s safety. I have never done this myself but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to!

If you would like further information on E. coli linked to raw flour take a look here. 

For more info on baking the bacteria away look here.

For more information on microwaving away the bacteria look here. 

It is generally recommended that you DO NOT ingest or even just taste anything that contains raw flour.  Make sure it has been cooked before eating it.  This includes flour being used as a thickening agent.

For more information about the FDA recommendations, check this link out. 

You have to look at fudge like a blank canvas in a way.  Take this Sugar Cookie Fudge for example, that is totally white, before you add your sprinkles or sparkles. Remember that when you are in the aisle at your local market deciding which colors to buy.

I always consider the other desserts I will be serving with it and which holiday or occasion the dessert is for. Also, with this recipe, you must only stir the fudge a few times after you dump your decorations in. The fudge mixture is hot and you don’t want the decorations to possibly melt!

Not only do we make this Sugar Cookie Fudge but we also enjoy a few other varieties as well!

Other Fudge Recipes with Condensed Milk to Try

Easy Gingerbread Fudge

Chocolate Caramel Marble Fudge

Easy Cookie Dough Fudge

Cookies and Cream Fudge

Layered Mint Chocolate Fudge

The Easiest Fudge 

Easy Red Velvet Fudge

All are delicious in their own way and they all look terrific, cut in to small or big squares, on a dessert tray!

Sugar Cookie Fudge 



Holiday Desserts to Try

Easy Gingerbread Fudge

White Chocolate Cake Popcorn

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Eggnog Cookie Bars

Cookies and Cream Fudge

Easy Cookie Dough Fudge

Layered Mint Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Cake Chex Mix

Easy Stuffed Gingerbread Cookies

Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle Bites

Nutty English Butter Toffee

Grandma’s Chocolate Eggnog Pudding Cake

Grandma’s Chocolate Orange Cake

Holiday Chocolate Stuffed Cookie Cups

Holiday Surprise Basket Cookies

Stovetop Raisin Almond Rice Pudding

Grandma’s Fruit Salad

The Easiest Fudge

 

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Sugar Cookie Fudge

Sugar Cookie Fudge is easy, rich and creamy! Full of sugar cookie flavor, decorated in bright sparkles or sprinkles, perfect as a dessert or edible gift!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best, dessert, fudge, sugar

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar cookie mix
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Heat sweetened condensed milk, over medium low heat. Once hot, but NOT boiling, add sugar cookie mix and stir.

  2. Add white chocolate chips, butter and vanilla in a cooking pot over medium low heat. If needed to smooth add another tablespoon of butter. I always do. This mixture will be thick.

  3. Heat until melted and smooth, stirring frequently.

  4. If using, pour in half your sprinkles and only stir 1-2 times so your sprinkles don't melt!. If you don't like sprinkles check below in the recipe notes for some other suggestions!

  5. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

    Sugar Cookie Fudge


  6. Top with sprinkles too, if desired.

  7. Pour fudge into pan, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  8. Once cooled, cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

How long will condensed milk fudge last?

Fudge made with condensed milk will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature, in an air tight container.

If you keep your fudge in an airtight container in your fridge it will last up to a month.

You also have the option of freezing portion sizes of your choosing, wrapped in parchment paper, and frozen in an air tight container for up to 3 months.  

What can I include in this Sugar Cookie Fudge?

You can put absolutely anything in this fudge instead of sprinkles. Here are some suggestions

  • nuts
  • dried fruits
  • marshmallows
  • cereal
  • broken pretzel
  • M&M's
  • toffee bits
  • butterscotch chips 
  • chocolate chips
  • caramel chips
  • smarties
  • chocolate covered caramels
  • mints
  • sprinkles or sparkles