Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - A sweet, creamy dip that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough without the guilt of raw egg! | #recipe

When I was a kid and my mom would bake cookies, there was an unwritten rule that my sister and I would get to lick the beaters when my mom was done. This usually happened in the midst of holiday baking, and I have such fond memories of hanging out in the kitchen, waiting for her to be done with the mixer so that I could swipe some of that sweet, sugary cookie dough off the beater. At some point along the way, raw cookie dough became bad news amidst worries over salmonella. I don’t think my mom ever made us stop eating cookie dough, but it sure took some of the fun out of it! Luckily, this sweet dip tastes almost exactly like raw cookie dough (minus the gritty, sugary texture), which means all the sinful goodness without the raw eggs!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - A sweet, creamy dip that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough without the guilt of raw egg! | #recipe

Almost ten years ago, one of my best friends and I were lucky enough to work at the same place. We routinely used our work breaks to bring binders full of recipes to the corporate cafeteria and swap favorites. This recipe was one of the recipes that she gifted to me during one of those escapes from the cubicle, and it continues to be one of my favorites.


I love that it’s not a straight-up dessert, but rather an awesome sweet snack that’s perfect for get-togethers. If you grew up stealing bites of your mom’s cookie dough, you’ll absolutely love this dip!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - A sweet, creamy dip that tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough without the guilt of raw egg! | #recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

A sweet, creamy dip that tastes just like chocolate chip cookie dough without the guilt of raw egg!


½ cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
⅓ cup light brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces cream cheese
½ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
Graham crackers or Nilla wafers, to serve


1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt over medium-low heat, stirring continuously, until the brown sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, whisk in the vanilla extract, and set aside to cool to room temperature.

2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar for 1 minute, until smooth and fluffy.

3. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly beat in the cooled butter mixture. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 1 minute. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and refrigerate if not serving immediately. Remove from the refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Serve with graham crackers or Nilla wafers. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


89 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip”

  1. Kayte on July 14, 2007 at 11:07 am

    this looks so amazing. i loooove cookie dough so i will have to give this a try sometime. and your girls nights sound like a blast! i need to move to a neighborhood like that 😉


  2. Jigginjessica on July 15, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Yum! I love this recipe. You are right, once you refrigerate it is pretty solid.

    One cute thing I do with this is to crunch up the nilla wafers and add some melted butter then I push that into the bottom of a cupcake liner and then put the “dip” on top and refrigerate. I always get raves when I do that!


    • Alexa on August 18th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Yummmm that sounds delicious I will have to try it


  3. Amber on July 15, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    This looks so stinking good. I could go for a big scoop full of it right about now. I will be starring this recipe in my reader.


  4. zebe912 on May 25, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I really wish that I could have dairy and sugar! This sounds SOOOO good!


    • Ally on July 9th, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Lactose free or vegan cream cheese, stevia chocolate chips and coconut sugar?


  5. PHYLLIS on November 2, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Please help me! I have made this dip several times, # 1 it is never white, and # 2 it is never solid it is gooey. Help what can I be doing wrong, I follow the reciepe to a tee.


    • Nancy on December 3rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Are you using real butter? Not margarine? And Philadelphia Cream Cheese…?


    • rach on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:31 am

      You could also be mixing the butter in before it is cool enough. Make sure the butter is completely cooled to room temp before mixing


  6. Michelle on May 26, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I just made this and I think I want to be your best friend. I lOVE the recipe. So fast and easy and unbelievably delicous!
    Thanks for sharing it!


  7. someone on February 5, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Ugh, why not just open up a can of frosting and call it dip? blargh xP


  8. Chris on February 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    This is going on my list of recipes to try!


  9. Jessie on February 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    this was a huge hit at the superbowl party I attended!


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  12. Tricia on January 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

    This was an awesome recipe! I made it over the weekend. Thanks for sharing!


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  14. Rhondi on February 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I made this dip for our Super Bowl party yesterday. It was a huge hit by all the chocolate lovers! We used Nilla wafers for dipping, as you said it was your favorite. Thanks for an amazing recipe!


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  16. Gretta on February 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    THIS officially makes YOU my hero.


  17. Martha on February 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I make a similar version but just soften the butter and cream cheese and blend it all together, then chill and serve with graham crackers or the chocolate wafer cookies sold by the ice cream toppings. I’ll definitely try the nilla wafers !!


  18. Sarah on February 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I made this for a Superbowl party I was going to – even doubled the recipe!! SO GOOD! – Just didn’t need to double it because it was so rich, even with using light butter & FF Cream Cheese! Delicious and will definitely make again – it’s gone into my “Busy Mom’s Cookbook” binder of all my go-to recipes.


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  22. Marketta Mckibben on August 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Boa tarde, só hoje tomei conhecimento do seu artigo por um alerta do Google. Descobri que verdadeiramente possui informações relevantes para minha atividade e tenho adicionado aos favoritos para futuras visitas. Parabéns pelo seu esforço!…


  23. Debbie on October 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I just made this and it tastes great. But mine is a beige color. I am not sure I cooked the brown sugar long enough. How do you know when the sugar/butter mixture has cooked long enough?


    • Michelle on October 26th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      Hi Debbie, Just until the brown sugar is completely melted.


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  27. LILA on December 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    this looks AMAZING! definitly trying these and the cookie dough brownies next! 😀


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  29. foodislove! on January 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Can this be made ahead of time then frozen? Once needed just thaw it out?


    • Michelle on January 30th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      I have never done that, but before freezing I would recommend just making it a day or two in advance and keeping it covered and refrigerated if you need to free up some time.


  30. Caitlin on February 5, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I made this recently for a little get together. It is so simple to make and my friends loved it. But I am not sure I did it right… the brown sugar was not dissolving into the butter like I thought it should. It wasn’t a problem, however, once I blended everything together… it still mixed in nicely.

    Also, I wanted to use graham cracker sticks but couldn’t find them at the store so I settled on the Nilla Wafers for dipping and LOVED THEM with this recipe. Thanks!


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  32. LB on February 11, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Made this for the Super Bowl – so so good!! Didn’t taste like cookie dough to me – you could taste the cream cheese too much. But it was still so delicious!!

    My brown sugar melted waaaay before the butter did. Next time (oh yes there will be a next time!) I will cut up the butter so its smaller than a big stick and will melt faster.


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  37. Allison on July 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    This looks so tempting. By the way, you’re one of my favorite blogs!


  38. Linda Granada on August 25, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I made something similar to this, using 1/2 cup softened butter, 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 T brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 cup chocolate chips. I just creamed it altogether and thought that’s how I was going to use it but I thought it tasted too much like the cream cheese. So, I saw a post somewhere else that suggested adding flour and white sugar so I did. I added like 1/2 to 3/4 c flour and about 1/2 c of white sugar. It made it more the consistency of regular cookie dough and was it ever yummy. I’m taking it to a church picnic for the first time tomorrow so we’ll see how it goes!


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  42. Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds on November 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    This was incredibly sweet and tasty.


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  44. Linda Curtis on December 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I’m making this for our New Year’s Eve party. I know this will be an “appetizer” hit with vanilla and chocolate wafers, marshmallows, and sliced bananas on the side. Thanks for a great recipe!


  45. faith on June 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love cookie dough


  46. Averie @ Averie Cooks on October 22, 2014 at 12:20 am

    This looks so incredible!!! Like I could polish it off in minutes! Ive had one of those days that I need a bottle of wine. Or this dip. Or both…together! 🙂 Pinned!


  47. DrRandy on October 22, 2014 at 1:30 am

    If you use mascarpone instead of Philadelphia-type cream cheese, what you’ve got is more-or-less cannoli filling…


  48. Sues on October 22, 2014 at 8:08 am

    I can’t even tell you how badly I want this for breakfast 🙂


  49. My Linh on October 22, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Oh my gosh, is this serious?! This looks soo good! I was going to make a cheese dip from Averiecooks this weekend, but this sounds sooo tempting too ♥_♥ I have to try this.


  50. Ramona @ The Merchant Baker on October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I have never made cookie dough dip or other no egg cookie doughs because of the raw flour which apparently has a similar or higher risk as raw egg (according to WebMD). I love that this recipe doesn’t have any flour in it (and of course, no raw egg.) Finally! THIS will be the recipe I try! Thanks!


    • Amy on February 1st, 2016 at 5:47 am

      Ramona- Web Md and everyone else may say that raw dough or eggs are bad for you and can make you sick but that’s in reality a small percentage. If this was really true, then how come all the old timers (the grandmothers and grandfathers) had at one time tasted and ate before baking the batter and didn’t get ill. How come children of several generations have had the leftover batter and not died or got sick. How come some athletes that put raw eggs as protein in their drinks and drank it never got sick, and finally if raw cookie dough (with egg and flour as well as batter) is really bad how come they still market Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice-cream and Cookie Batter Ice-cream?? I mean everyone has their own approach in life but out of 27 years of me living and 22 of those years having at least a nice spoonful of raw batter i have never been sick or (obviously) died from it.


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  52. Ashley on October 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I have been wanting to make a cookie dough dip ever since a friend of mine brought it to a party. However, I haven’t taken the time to find a good recipe. Now I have no excuses, I have to make it! Thank you!!


  53. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog on October 22, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Mmmm yummm!!


  54. Carlyn on October 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of a dessert dip before but I’m in love with this recipe. I was concerned about whether it had egg in it but luckily it doesn’t.


  55. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts on October 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I LOVE cookie dough dip! Yours looks amazing!!


  56. nueyork on October 22, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    This is incredible and such a good idea! I definitely need to bookmark this for later.


  57. Linda on October 24, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I made this dip for a Christmas get together last year. It was a huge hit! I used chocolate wafers, marshmallows, fruit, graham crackers and small cookies as “dippers.” Easy to make and fun to eat!!


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  59. Tracy | Pale Yellow on October 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

    This looks heavenly!


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  61. Hannah @ The Homeschooled Hoosier on October 30, 2014 at 8:43 am

    YUM!!! My sister and I adore cookie dough. This is perfect for a snack! Thanks!


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  63. mike on December 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I want to make this for a work buffet. But, I am concerned about it sitting out of refrigeration for four or five hours. Do you think that would be a problem?


    • Michelle on December 21st, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Mike, I personally would leave it out for 4 hours and be okay with it, but it’s totally a judgement call on your part, depending on how warm the room is and things like that.


  64. Madison on April 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Not good!
    I am so sad to say this was pretty awful. Did not taste like cookie dough AT ALL! I followed the instructions to the T and it was a good consistency, but all I tasted was a vat of cream cheese and too many chocolate chips. I was looking forward to this recipe but was horribly disappointed by it. Tastes more like cannoli filling than cookie dough. Would not recommend to anyone and wish I hadn’t wasted ingredients on this.


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  72. Dawn on November 4, 2015 at 6:55 am

    this looks divine. I cannot wait to try it, my kids will love it. I think I found my extra 7 holiday pounds!!!!


  73. Lincoln on December 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Had this on my to-make list for some time, finnaly had the opportunity to give it a try. My son was home for the weekend and so it seemed like a good excuse. It was easy to make and delicious….. but I do have one recommendation. You ought to adjust the servings down a bit. It was so good it didn’t last long at all.


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  78. Mike on February 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    This is a great, easy dip that is so yummy. I think some of the problems others have had is first the brown sugar mixture needs to be cooled, then the powdered sugar and cream cheese needs to be blended very well. I agree that it does not taste as much like cookie dough as I thought it should be called chocolate chip cheese cake dip. Still a huge hit! Thanks sooooooooooo much!


  79. Kathy R. on March 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Made this yesterday. Super-Yum! Thanks for sharing, Michelle!


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