Superbowl Sunday is upon us. I couldn’t be more excited. Okay, that’s clearly a lie. I really couldn’t care less especially since I’m not from Seattle or Denver, but anything that involves forming sweets into inanimate objects to celebrate an event is fun for me! I’ve done engagement rings, minions, princesses, and of course teeth, but no sports paraphernalia yet, so here we are! I’ve seen cookie dough dip all over the internet and I’ve seen dips formed into footballs for the big day, so I came up with this little (and by little, I mean giant) way to make it totally reasonable to inhale inappropriate amounts of cookie dough this Sunday.

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Cheese balls are a regular at Super Bowl party lineups, but we don’t do cheddar here at Sweet Tooth so I’m switching it up with some chocolate chip cookie dough. Since regular cookie dough would be hazardous to guests’ health and regular eggless cookie dough is too stiff to cut through with a Nilla wafer, I added whipped cream to lighten things up. I’ve seen a lot of recipes that use cream cheese to do this, but I thought that would totally change the flavor profile and I didn’t want that. I wanted creamy, spreadable chocolate chip cookie dough that tasted like cookie dough, not cookie dough cheesecake. Although that does sound pretty good, just a little different for what I was going for. Turns out adding whipped cream (or Cool Whip if you want to skip a step) did the trick and still stayed firm enough to shape into a football. To finish it off I covered the football-shaped mound with chopped chocolate, but you could also use chocolate sprinkles, Oreo crumbs, or mini chocolate chips. Piped white chocolate finished up the laces and dip accompaniments laid out with team colors finish off the gimmicky yet irresistible spread.

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Of course this delicious cookie dough concoction doesn’t need to be dressed up like a football if you’re not planning on watching the big game – just place it in a bowl and serve it at any party and it’s sure to be a hit. There’s no baking here, not even butter that needs to be warmed to room temperature, just a bunch of household ingredients pulled together and served with whatever you thinks goes best dipped in cookie dough. Although I was tempted to put chocolate chip cookies on the plate, I thought that was a little chicken-and-the-egg so opted for vanilla wafers instead. And even though I’ll be on call (thus, sober) watching a game I don’t fully understand on Sunday, at least I’ll have cookie dough dressed up like a football. Go team!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate
Chopped chocolate, chocolate sprinkles, or mini chocolate chips for topping
Melted white chocolate for laces
Pretzels, vanilla wafers, apples, or other desired sides


In a small bowl whisk together the flour and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the melted butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth. With the mixer on low, add the flour until just incorporated.

Add half of the whipped cream and beat until smooth. With a rubber spatula, fold in the rest of the whipped cream. Add the mini chocolate chips or chopped chocolate and keep mixing until well distributed.

Form the cookie dough in the shape of a football and cover with more chopped chocolate, chocolate sprinkles, or mini chocolate chips. Melt white chocolate in a ziploc bag in the microwave and snip off the edge so you can pipe the laces on. Arrange sides around the football and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Laura's Sweet Spot

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22 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Football Dip”

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    Hana Sarker — January 29, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    This is awesome! Go hawks!

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    heather — January 29, 2014 @ 6:24 pm

    this looks so good. I wish it would pop out of my computer screen and into my mouth! NOMNOMNOM!!!!


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    Laura — January 29, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

    Such a cute idea – love it!!

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    Nacole — February 2, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    I just made this recipe for this afternoon. It is amazing! I’m used to bloggers saying their food is good or delicious, etc. Sometimes they are still hit or miss. THIS, this is mind blowing awesome in my opinion. My family is lucky that I’m not “accidentally leaving the bowl in the fridge” on my way to the Super Bowl party. Thank you for sharing!

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    Natalie — February 3, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

    Made this last night for my friends and it turned out great! They loved it. Thanks!

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    Shauna — August 29, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    Do you refrigerate this before serving?

    • Erica — August 30th, 2014 @ 10:13 am

      Yes, I would recommend keeping it in the fridge until serving. It gets a little too soft if it’s left out too long. Enjoy!

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    Brit — November 21, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

    Can you make this without a stand mixer? All I have is a hand mixer.

    • Erica — November 22nd, 2014 @ 10:49 am

      Yes, a hand mixer works!

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    Farhana Sarker — January 29, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    I asked you this once about cakes, but it you do something similar with taking the picture for this too? Like break off a part, then “glue” it back together?

    • Erica — January 30th, 2015 @ 6:21 pm

      Yup :) :) You got it!

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    AJ — July 12, 2015 @ 7:14 pm


    For the whipped cream, is it 1 cup before or after whipping? And should the whipped cream be sweetened or leave it unsweetened?

    Thank you!

    • Erica — July 14th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

      The 1 cup refers to liquid heavy cream, that then turns into more than 1 cup of whipped cream. If you want to use already whipped cream (like Cool Whip) I would recommend about 2 cups of that. Enjoy!

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    Lenora Kennedy — February 6, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

    I just now tried this and there is no way this dough is thick enough to form into a football on a plate. I checked and rechecked to see if I used the right measurements on the ingredients and I did. I used the heavy whipping cream 1 cup. Do I need to refrigerate before forming the football? If left like this, I know it would just not stay in shape even with the chocolate chunks. Should I now add more flour? Disappointed. Not even sure if I would have used only 1/2 cup of whipping cream if the dough would have set up. Any suggestions?

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    Pammela — January 25, 2017 @ 9:50 am

    Lenora Kennedy, did you whip the cup of heavy whipping cream before adding? I’m going to make this for SB this year, can’t wait!!!

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    MacKenzie Jordan — February 4, 2017 @ 2:29 pm

    So far, I have had great success with this recipe. But instead of using white chocolate, I used royal icing for the laces since most of my family doesn’t like white chocolate. It works just as well. And I used a rolling pin to crush mini chocolate chips for the covering. Thanks for the great idea!

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    CAROL — February 6, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

    Just made this for our Super Bowl party. It was DELICIOUD! Everyone loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!

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    SONIA INES ERAZO — October 22, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

    esto no se hornea? pues lleva harina y quedara un sabor a crudo

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    D — October 25, 2017 @ 6:28 pm

    flour shouldn’t be consumed uncooked. it can lead to food born illness.

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    Amy L. Jackson — June 18, 2020 @ 10:15 am

    First–to make raw flour safe to eat:
    The trick is to microwave the flour until it reaches 160°F, effectively killing off problematic bacteria. If you don’t have a thermometer, a good rule of thumb is to microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds on high, stirring after 15 second intervals. Then go on with the recipe without worry!
    Also, I’ve made this as a dip many times, but today, I’m going to make it and then use a melon baller to make small balls of it and freeze them and then add them to softened vanilla ice cream to make a very chunky cookie dough ice cream! It’s gonna be great!

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    Renee Okeefe — October 7, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

    Do you whip the heavy cream before adding it?

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    Kathleen Palmeri — April 23, 2022 @ 6:52 pm

    Can I freeze this dough?

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