This easy Cookie Dough Dip feels like the solution to one of the biggest struggles we all faced in childhood. Well, take heart, my fellow previously-deprived children, now you can eat all the cookie dough you want without having to worry about that pesky raw egg. And everyone said "amen"!
This stuff is seriously addictive for the kiddos and grown-ups alike. Serve it alongside pretzels, graham crackers, strawberries, or nilla wafers, and watch as it disappears before your eyes. Not only can you whip it up in 5 minutes, but it also works just as well to make it ahead of time and pull it out when your guests arrive.
The fact that you don't have to heat up your oven makes this the perfect dessert for Summer, and you'll definitely appreciate not having to chill or scoop dough while impatient littles wait for their sugar fix. Basically, this recipe is the best of all worlds and you will have zero regrets about making it.
If once this Cookie Dough Dip is gone, you start dreaming about cookies in the traditional form, we've got you covered with our favorite chocolate chip cookies. As for more dips, cream cheese is the base of so many dips, sweet and savory. We use it in our corn dip, as well as our caramel apple dip.
HOW TO MAKE COOKIE DOUGH DIP
First and foremost, the most important thing about the most important thing when it comes to whipping up Cookie Dough Dip is that both your unsalted butter and your cream cheese need to be at room temperature.
If either one of these ingredients is too cold, they will not mix well, and you will likely end up with a lumpy Cookie Dough Dip. No, thank you! On the flip side, if either of these ingredients is melted and runny, your dip will be thinner than desired.
Butter and cream cheese are at room temperature when you can easily indent them with a gentle poking of your finger. Once you've got your butter and cream cheese softened, add it to the mixing bowl, and you will move on to the other ingredients!
For this recipe, you will also need powdered sugar, brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, and salt. Everybody gets added to the same bowl, and you'll begin mixing with a hand mixer on medium-low speed until everything looks mostly combined. Make sure you start at medium-low speed so your powdered sugar doesn't go flying all over the kitchen!
As soon as the dip has mostly come together, crank up the speed to medium-high and mix for about 2 minutes until it appears ultra creamy and smooth.
If you prefer a stand mixer for this recipe, go right ahead!
For our Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip recipe, we used a combination of both semi-sweet chocolate chips and miniature chocolate chips. Specifically, we used one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a half cup of mini chocolate chips.
Be sure if you are going to use all miniature chocolate chips that you cut the quantity back to one cup. Otherwise, there will likely be a little too much crunch and chocolate flavor in your dessert dip for your guests liking.
You could also add in fine additions like M&Ms, chopped nuts, toffee bits, or even swap out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for white chocolate chips. Get creative and have fun with your Cookie Dough Dip.
This dip is especially great for make-ahead, entertaining purposes! It holds up great in the fridge. You can make this dip up to 24 hours in advance and it will taste good as new when it hits the platter.
MAKE AHEAD TIPS
If you'd like to make this dip in advance, whip it up as directed and transfer it to an airtight storage container. Place it in the refrigerator until about 30 minutes before serving time. You want to give this Cookie Dough Dip at least a half hour at room temperature before you serve it. Otherwise, your dip might be hard and difficult to scoop come serving time.
We do not recommend freezing this sweet dip, as cream cheese is the base and it will likely break when brought back up to room temperature.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH COOKIE DOUGH DIP
There are plenty of options when it comes to serving up your Cookie Dough Dip. To achieve the perfect sweet and salty combo, pretzels are definitely the way to go. If that's not your jam, nilla wafers, honey graham crackers, or even broken-up waffle cones all work great. To add some brighter, fresher flavors, you can't go wrong with strawberries or green apple slices.
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This crazy-quick and super easy Cookie Dough Dip tastes EXACTLY like chocolate chip cookies and you don't have to worry about the eggs!
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Graham crackers, pretzels or strawberries for serving
Add all ingredients to a large bowl except for the chocolate chips and mix on medium-low speed until mostly combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and mix for about 2 minutes, or until very smooth.
Add in the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout the dip.
Serve right away or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.