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This Sugar Cookie Dip is sweet and creamy, and an easy Christmas cookie dip to make all season long! It’s perfect for a Christmas party and only takes 15 minutes to make. Sprinkle some festive sprinkles on top and grab your favorite cracker or cookie to dip!
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Why I Love This Recipe
When you’re in a hurry and need to whip up a quick dip for a Christmas party, this Sugar Cookie Dough Dip is the recipe you’ll want to reach for.
It tastes just like a sugar cookie and seriously only takes 15 minutes to make. Plus, you can flavor it with different flavored creamers like peppermint for Christmas or Pumpkin spice creamer and pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon for fall holidays.
Christmas Cookie Dip is fun and festive and perfect for all your holiday parties or for a yummy Christmas Eve snack, but you can use it year-round – just swap out the sprinkles for the holiday!
NOTE: I originally used a pre-packaged Sugar Cookie Mix, which you are welcome to do if you prefer. But for food safety, I now make my own so I can cook the flour, making it safer to eat.
Should you prefer, you can use a cup of Sugar Cookie Mix in place of the first 5 ingredients.
- Cream Cheese – Use a full-fat, block-style cream cheese for the best consistency and taste. Make sure to set it out at least 30 minutes so it will be nice and soft.
- Butter – I added a few tablespoons of butter to the recipe, to add that buttery flavor you get with real sugar cookies.
- All-Purpose Flour – The first two steps of the recipe are for treating the flour by baking it. This will kill any possible bacteria that may be present in raw flour.
- Vanilla – Adds a nice balance to the flavor.
- Sweetened Coffee Creamer – You can really use any flavor you like, but a regular sweetened creamer is fine. Or you can just add heavy cream or milk if you prefer.
How to Make Christmas Cookie Dip
- Treat the Flour. For safety, you should not consume raw flour (same as with raw eggs). Bake the flour for 6 minutes at 350℉, then let it cool before moving on to the next step.
- Beat cream cheese and butter. Add the softened cream cheese, butter and cream to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer. If you have a stand mixer that works, too. The best tip I can offer for this dip is to whip it for about 2 – 3 minutes until it’s light and fluffy. It makes a difference!
- Stir in the remaining ingredients. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla, mixing just until combined so the dip stays nice and fluffy.
- Serve. Pour dip into a serving dish and top with festive holiday sprinkles. Place the serving dish in the middle of a platter or board and surround with graham crackers, animal crackers, cookies or pretzels.
Change it up for the season or for a holiday!
Pumpkin Spice: Add ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon instead of vanilla, and replace the creamer with Pumpkin spice-flavored creamer.
Peppermint: Add ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract.
This dip will remain fresh for 3-4 days if refrigerated in an airtight container. Do not let it sit out more than 2 hours before refrigerating.
More Christmas Treats
Sugar Cookie Dough Dip
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 2 tablespoons sweetened coffee creamer or milk or heavy cream
- festive sprinkles for garnish
- graham crackers for dipping
- Preheat oven to 350℉. Place a sheet of parchment paper or a silicone mat on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Spread flour out onto the prepared baking sheet, then bake for about 6 minutes. Set aside to cool. Note – Watch closely and do not let the flour brown.
- Add cream cheese, butter and creamer to a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add the treated flour, sugar, salt and vanilla and beat just until fully combined and fluffy.
- Transfer dip to a serving bowl. Top with festive sprinkles if desired and serve with graham crackers, pretzels or cookies of your choice.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If making more than 2 hours in advance, save the sprinkles until just before serving.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Have you tried freezing the dip?
I haven’t, but I think it would probably be fine
With the original version, would you handmix the sugar mix, cream cheese and creamer at the same time?
Yes you can do that.
Have you tried heat treating the raw cookie mix? Does it work or does the sugar just melt?
No, I haven’t. If you want to do this. I would try testing just a small amount first and see if it works.
What fruit would you recommend to dip with this? Trying to have a variety
Hi Lacy, I think it might be too thick to dip fruit in. But you could try bananas or strawberries. Apples might be the most sturdy, but I don’t know if they’d taste as good.
This dip was a hit! Some compared it to a “dunkaroo”. So easy to make, I’ll definitely be making this every year
Thank you so much for stopping by Rebecca.