This sugar cookie dip is made with only 3 ingredients (heavy cream, sugar cookie coffee creamer, and powdered sugar) and can be served with cookies or cake.

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Prepared sugar cookie dip in a serving bowl, garnished with sprinkles and served with cubes of pound cake.

About Frosted Sugar Cookie Dip

The holiday season is the undisputed cookie mecca of the year, with every type of sweet cookie you can imagine – and this sugar cookie dessert dip is just another great addition to the list.

Because not only is this dip delicious, it’s also extremely easy to make. There’s no baking involved (unless you bake cookies to serve it with) and it can be whipped up to heavenly goodness in less than 15 minutes.

Plus, I highly recommend serving this recipe with cubes of pound cake (I used the Sara Lee storebought poundcake) which kicks the flavor of this sugar cookie dip up from delicious to addictive.

HOW LONG CAN YOU LEAVE OUT A DESSERT DIP?

Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.

For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature. This dip will still be a little chilled when served, and this should give you an extra 30 minutes beyond the two-hour window, depending on the temperature of the room and how long ago the cheese ball left the refrigerator.

As the party goes on, you can return the dip to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.

Top down close up view of sugar cookie dip, showing off fluffy texture and sprinkles.

What to serve with sugar cookie dip?

After making so many dessert dips, I have a whole list of options that go great with these creamy treats.

I personally feel this dip goes best with pound cake that’s been cut into cubes (as pictured) but there are plenty of other delicious options to try.

Feel free to try one (or many!) of these with this festive holiday dip.

Tips for perfectly whipped cream

Since I posted this recipe, readers have commented that they’ve had trouble getting the heavy whipping cream to whip properly.

And for this dip, the whipped cream needs should be fairly thick, so getting the consistency right is key. The recipe states that the cream should form stiff peaks, and that’s exactly what it sounds like: when you remove the mixer blades, the cream should pull upward and then keep its shape, looking like mountain peaks.

To help ensure this happens, try these tips:

  • Use high-quality whipping cream that’s extremely fresh (just purchased, just opened).
  • Chill the heavy whipping cream in the freezer 15 minutes before use. Use the cream as soon as it’s removed from the fridge.
  • If you’re using any metal, porcelain, or glass attachments for mixing (bowl, whisk, etc) try freezing or chilling them beforehand.
A fork skewering a piece of cubed pound cake.

Can you make this dip in advance?

This dip is essentially a flavored whipped cream, but it doesn’t include any stabilizing agents like gelatin, cornstarch, or cream cheese to keep it keep its fluffy texture and shape for long periods of time.

Because of this, I can’t recommend making this dip too far in advance. The dip should reliably keep its whipped form for at least four to six hours, but after that point, you may notice the dip will fall or reduce in size, especially if any of this time is spent at room temperature.

If you need to make it in advance, make sure the dip says chilled until just before serving.

Do you have to use coffee creamer?

This recipe uses a cookie-flavored coffee creamer to give the dip its namesake flavor, but this can sometimes be hard to find and typically is only available during the holidays. Storebought coffee creamer also has a trademark taste that not everyone is a fan of.

Instead of coffee creamer, you can use cookie-flavored syrup. Torani has a few flavors that would work well for this, such as their shortbread syrup, but any brand will do.

If you’re using a syrup, use these ingredient measurements instead:

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream, very chilled
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup cookie flavored syrup, or to taste

From there, follow the recipe directions as written and mix the above ingredients the same way, just replacing the coffee creamer for the syrup.

Notes & tips for sugar cookie dip

  • For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This recipe would be a bit tiresome to make by hand.
A piece of pound cake dipped in sugar cookie dip.

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How to make sugar cookie dip

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip the following ingredients until stiff peaks form: heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and sugar flavored coffee creamer.

Step 2 – Add the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with crumbled sugar cookies and sprinkles. Both are optional, but they’re great for presentation. And, finally, serve the dip with items to dip in it, such as cubed pound date or more cookies.

Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Prepared sugar cookie dip in a serving bowl, garnished with sprinkles and served with cubes of pound cake.
4.5 from 4 votes

Frosted Sugar Cookie Dip

20 mins prep
387 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
This sugar cookie dip is made with only 3 ingredients (heavy cream, sugar cookie coffee creamer, and powdered sugar) and can be served with cookies or cake.

Ingredients 

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream, very chilled
  • 1/2 cup cookie flavored coffee creamer, very chilled
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar, (optional, to taste)
  • 16 ounce pound cake, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • sprinkles, for decorating (optional)
  • crumbled sugar cookies, for decorating (optional)

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add in chilled heavy cream, International Delight Frosted Sugar Cookie Creamer, and powdered sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour frosted sugar cookie dip into your desired serving bowl. If decorating, dust the top of the dip with crushed sugar cookies and festive sprinkles.
  • Serve with pieces of pound cake and toothpicks or fondu forks for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 962IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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24 comments

    • JOANNA BARKER

    Does this need to be refrigerated?

    • Chana

    I love this dip! Unfortunately the creamer won’t be back till the fall. Is there any other way to make it?

    • Alicia

    Is there anything to replace the creamer?? We live in a small town (one store) and about an hour from bigger places, can’t find the creamer here but would like to try something like this recipe.

      • Erin

      I was wondering the same thing. Now that the holiday season is over, it will be difficult to find that flavor. I’m wondering if anyone has tried the Cold Stone Creamery flavor with this recipe.

    • Jeannine Bianchi

    Not really worth it; just tastes like whip cream. Looks more festive than it tastes. Could use some marscapone or cream cheese, in my opinion.

    • Thanks for the honest feedback, Jeannine!

    • Lori Rominski

    Oh wow is that good. I am making this for our Thanksgiving dinner, everyone is going to love this. Thank you

    • Thanks, Lori! If you made it, I hope everyone liked it 😀

    • Cathy

    Yummy!!! I am going to need to pin this so I can make this cookie dip for the holiday!

    • Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    What a fun cookie dip for the holidays! My kids would love this!

    • Rachel

    Ooh this looks delicious. My sister would love this!

    • Lew Siow Chei

    The dips looks amazingly good and such good idea! Going to Pin this. Hopefully will have to make this. Good job, Chrisy!

    • Crystal Marie

    Looks amazing. Who knew you could do this with creamer?!

    • Right?! So many possibilities!

    • Jolina

    You know, I’ve never had dessert dips before! Although, I guess eating peanut butter out of the jar counts lol. Dipping pound cake in that bowl of delicious is awesome! And the use of fondue forks is very clever (and so fancy!)

    • Peanut butter TOTALLY counts 😀 Thanks, Jolina!

    • Stephanie | Worth Whisking

    Loving this recipe, Chrisy! Dessert dips are so yummy and perfect for large crowds at holiday gatherings! Using pound cake is a great idea!

    • Thank you so much, Stephanie! 😀