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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dip

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dip (aka Cookie Dough Dip) |

A good sweet dip is another great basic recipe to keep in your dessert repertoire. It’s super easy to whip up, impressive, and can feed a crowd. I frequently take some variation of this Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dip to potlucks and parties, and it’s always a hit!

You can find recipes similar to this one all over Pinterest called “Cookie Dough Dip.” Which is fine. I mean, there are some flavor similarities. But at the end of the day, it really just tastes like yummy cream cheese. So for simplicity’s sake, I’m just calling this a Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dip. But, you know… same diff ;) .

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dip (aka Cookie Dough Dip) |

Regardless of what you decide to call it, you won’t be able to stop eating it. Just about anything you can get your hands on (including a spoon!) makes a great dipper. We usually use apples, strawberries, graham crackers, Nilla Wafers, or (my personal favorite) pretzel rods.

Mmmmmmm. Pretzels are the best dippers. It’s a perfect sweet & salty pairing!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dip (aka Cookie Dough Dip) |

Quite possibly the best part about this dip (aside from the mini chocolate chips– don’t substitute!) is the endless variety of mix-ins. You can change this recipe up in so many different ways. Just like my favorite mousse, you could serve this to the same crowd over and over again, and it’ll never taste like the same recipe twice!

Some of my favorite mix-ins are Mini Reese’s Cups, Mini M&Ms, Heath Toffee Bits, and white chocolate chips! One of my most popular dips (and a personal favorite) is this White Chocolate Toffee Doodle Dip. I added cinnamon, toffee, and white chocolate to the mix– it’s heavenly!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dip (aka Cookie Dough Dip) |

And, of course, you could go beyond mix-ins to shake this recipe up! For instance, Shugary Sweets added peanut butter to hers (YUM)! Which means Nutella and Biscoff could just as easily be traded in as well! Or Cashew Butter, almond butter, Jiff’s Mocha Chocolate Spread… the varieties just keep on coming.

Hmmm…. I’ll be working on a Biscoff recipe later this month. Perhaps a Biscoff Toffee dip is in my future!? I hope so!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Dip (aka Cookie Dough Dip) |

I hope you’re enjoying this series of my favorite basic recipes as much as I am!

If you’ve missed out on any, you can find them all right here.

My recipe is slightly adapted from Add a Pinch.

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dip


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour (optional, I like to add it for a more "cookie dough" like texture, but it only makes a marginal difference)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath Toffee Bits (not Bit O' Brickle)


  1. Beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Mix in the brown sugar and flour.
  3. Mix in the vanilla and sea salt.
  4. Use a sturdy rubber spatula to mix in the mini chocolate chips and Heath Toffee Bits.
  5. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Serves 8-12.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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20 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dip”

  1. Erin @ Making Memories posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:19 pm (#)

    Yes, please. Cream cheese and I’m in. This looks wonderful!

  2. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm (#)

    Oh. My! yes we are enjoying the series! It is a great one and this dip….FABULOUS!!

  3. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm (#)

    This dip looks delicioso! I’m not a big cream cheese person, but I could totally handle this.

  4. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on July 3, 2013 at 9:14 am (#)

    You take the pretzel, I will take the spoon please :) Looks super yummy Ashton!

  5. Monica posted on July 3, 2013 at 10:13 am (#)

    Oh my gosh, yes! I would totally do a Nutella mix-in for this recipe. This is great, Ashton! (:

  6. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat posted on July 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm (#)

    OMG…this dip sounds soooo amazing!

  7. Heather @ French Press posted on July 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm (#)

    now that’s a dip! LOVE the cream cheese. This is SO gonna happen after Vegas – have a wonderful holiday

    • Jean posted on February 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm (#)

      Can left overs be frozen?

  8. Julianne @Beyond Frosting posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm (#)

    This sounds right up my alley!

  9. Ashley @Wishes and Dishes posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm (#)

    I love this dip! I’ve had variations of it and everyone always loves it :)

  10. Nessa posted on July 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm (#)

    I would eat that dip in one sitting!

  11. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on July 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm (#)

    This is amazing Ashton!

    • Ashton posted on July 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm (#)

      I couldn’t stop eating it. Major problem!

  12. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner posted on July 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm (#)

    This dip looks amazing! I am much better at remembering a dish if the name makes sense and that’s why my husband and I unintentionally rename things all the time.

  13. Tracy posted on July 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm (#)

    I made this dip for a family getaway a week ago. It was way too salty for my taste. I followed the recipe exactly and 1 tsp of sea salt is just too much. I’ll probably try it again someday, but reduce the salt to 1/4 or 1/2 tsp instead.

    • Ashton posted on July 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm (#)

      Yep, great solution! Use less salt :)

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  15. Sylvia posted on October 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm (#)

    Would have been good except for the salt. It was so salty, I had to throw the whole thing away. I’ll leave the salt out next time.

  16. Healing Tomato posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:29 pm (#)

    I love this recipe. I think would like to try dipping fruits in this dip


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