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Cookies & Cream Cheese Ball Football

A sweet cookies & cream cheeseball that pairs perfectly with salty pretzels, apples, strawberries, and graham crackers!

A sweet Cookies & Cream Cheeseball that looks like a football. The perfect dip recipe for your Super Bowl party!

Another recipe from the archive today folks! And just in time for all those Super Bowl parties you’re planning/attending.

Sweet dips are the first thing I think of when I’m trying to decide what to bring to a party. They’re easy to make, customizable to everyone’s taste by using a variety of dippers, and can be made ahead of time. And I love how versatile a good sweet dip is– you can make so many different variations by adding different mix-ins!

A sweet Cookies & Cream Cheeseball that looks like a football. The perfect dip recipe for your Super Bowl party!

This one is actually more of a cheeseball than a dip…. but tomato, to-mah-to. Whatevs! It’s rich and creamy sweetened cream cheese mixed with a little Oreo crumble and white chocolate chips underneath a chocolate-y layer of more Oreo crumbs.

Call it whatever you want, it’s delicious either way 😍.

A sweet Cookies & Cream Cheeseball that looks like a football. The perfect dip recipe for your Super Bowl party!

I think the BEST part of a sweet dip (or cheeseball 😋) is how QUICK and easy it is to make. In my world, that is everything.

Of course, for most dips, you aren’t doing the decorative shaping and piping that this one requires, but even so– this football still comes together in a snap with very little effort. Here’s the basic rundown on how to make this sweet, simple football that will wow all your party guests!

It starts out like most sweet dips: cream cheese and butter. Make sure the butter is soft. It’s okay if the cream cheese is straight from the fridge, but the butter MUST be soft or else your dip will be chunky. No bueno. Cream those two together until smooth, and then start adding in the powdered sugar one cup at a time.

After that, work on the Oreos. I used my blendtec to crush my Oreos into a fine crumb. You could pulverize the cookies by hand with a rolling pin and ziploc bag if you wanted, but you’ll end up with bigger crumbs. So it just depends on the look you’re going for.

Add a few tablespoons to the dip with some white chips, and reserve the rest for coating the football.

A sweet Cookies & Cream Cheeseball that looks like a football. The perfect dip recipe for your Super Bowl party!

Plop the cream filling right into a big bowl of the Oreo crumbs. You can use a rubber spatula to help coat the the filling and shape it into a ball. I like to use food prep gloves and do it by hand to do it a little quicker.

From there, just transfer it to a serving platter and shape it by hand into a football. Keep the Oreo crumbs near by to patch any sections of white showing through.

I piped melted white chocolate on top for the football laces. But I had an epiphany while I was making this one that I just have to share with you guys– I don’t know why I haven’t been doing it all along!

Simply reserve a little bit (about 1/4 cup) of the filling before you add the Oreos and white chocolate chips. Put it in a baggie and use that to pipe on the laces instead of melted white chocolate. It will be so much easier to work with and one less ingredient to deal with in the kitchen!

A sweet Cookies & Cream Cheeseball that looks like a football. The perfect dip recipe for your Super Bowl party!

I love serving pretzels with any sweet dip to give it that irresistibly snackable sweet and salty thing. But you could also do apples, strawberries, graham crackers, and just about anything else you can think of! It’s like eating a less frozen version of Cookies & Cream ice cream, so… you could probably even just use a spoon if you wanted to 😋.

Print Recipe

Cookies & Cream Football Dip

A sweet cookies & cream cheeseball that pairs perfectly with salty pretzels, apples, strawberries, and graham crackers!

Yield: 10-12

Ingredients:

8 oz. cream cheese

4 tbsp butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

20 Oreo cookies (regular, not double)

1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or mini semi-sweet)

optional: melted white chocolate for piping the football laces*

 

Directions:

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and combined.

Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Mix until smooth after each addition.

Crush the Oreo cookies into a fine crumb. Place the crumbs in a big bowl.

Fold in 3 tablespoons of the Oreo crumbs and the white chocolate chips into the cream cheese mixture. Scoop the mixture into the large bowl of crumbs.

Use either a rubber spatula or your hands to coat the cream cheese filling ad form it into a ball. Once coated, transfer it to a serving platter, and shape into a football with your hands. Use excess Oreo crumbs to patch any spoyts where the cream cheese is showing through.

Pipe on the white football stitches.*

Keep chilled until ready to serve.

*Instead of using white chocolate, you could also reserve about 1/4 of the dip before you add the white chips and Oreos for piping. I think this is a better option as you'll have more control using this over melted chocolate, plus it's one less ingredient you need!

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A sweet Cookies & Cream Cheeseball that looks like a football. The perfect dip recipe for your Super Bowl party!

Looking for more quick and easy sweet dip recipes? You’ve come to the right place! Check these out:

This one is the unanimous reader favorite, Monster Cookie Dough Dip.

Monster Cookie Dip is a quick and easy dessert recipe; great for parties!

I love this brown sugar, golden Blondie Dip:

You've heard of cookie dough dip and brownie batter dip, but have you ever tried BLONDIE batter dip?? This Brown Sugar Blondie Batter Dip is so good!!

This Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip is a personal favorite. Pass me a spoon!!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip

Besides dip, I happen to think Chex Mix and Muddy Buddies make the BEST party foods. If you’re looking for something snackable for your Super Bowl Party, take a look at these recipes:

White Chocolate Churro Chex Mix

Whit Chocolate Churro Chex Mix

Peanut Butter Pretzel Muddy Buddies

Peanut Butter Pretzel Muddy Buddies make a great super bowl party food!

Scotcheroo Muddy Buddies

These Scotcheroo Muddy Buddies are so YUM!

 

Ashton
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Ashton

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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22 Responses to “Cookies & Cream Cheese Ball Football”

  1. Aimee posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:13 am (#)

    THat looks divine.
    Dumb question, when you use recipage, do you enter the numbers for your instructions? I like how that looks!
    Also, how do you get it to not view with the keywords?
    By the way, you are doing a great job with people’s blogs…love seeing your handiwork everywhere!

    • Something Swanky posted on February 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm (#)

      Hey Aimee! Thanks :)

      I just go in and make those changes in the post. So you paste your HTML in the HTML editor, and then switch back to compose. And then you can add the numbers, and pictures, and delete anything you want. It won’t make any changes on your Recipage card, just in the post.

    • Aimee posted on February 4, 2012 at 8:07 am (#)

      awesome, thanks!!

  2. Jocelyn posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:15 am (#)

    This is…AWESOME!!!! Love love love how you made it a football:-)

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:29 am (#)

    Oh, white chocolate cheeseball???? I’m SO there. This looks amazing! I love the idea of using the Oreos crushed on top. I might have to steal that idea. :)

    • Something Swanky posted on February 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm (#)

      So my internet went down right in the middle of me trying to put some finishing touches on this post– including adding a link to your football cheese ball! I was hoping you wouldn’t see it until I fixed it, but oh well :) It’s there now!

  4. Sugar Bea posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:35 am (#)

    Oh my, I MUST make this! Looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

  5. Heather McMullin posted on February 3, 2012 at 2:55 pm (#)

    I featured your football fudge on my Superbowl Food {FIND} Friday and linked it back to your site 3 times!! Thank you for creating such an amazing recipe!!

    -Heather @ http://www.made-famous-by.com

  6. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on February 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm (#)

    All I can say is yum. And I love that it is healthy – with the fruit :)

  7. Cooking for My Kids posted on February 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm (#)

    Are you kidding me?! This just might be one of the cutest food-related things that I have ever seen. Love it!

  8. spiceblogger posted on February 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm (#)

    Oooo, my husband would LOVE that!

    Thanks for sharing :D

  9. Sarah posted on February 4, 2012 at 1:36 am (#)

    YUM…obsessed with all of your treats! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays!

  10. South Bay Studio posted on February 4, 2012 at 11:43 am (#)

    Now, my grandsons would really like this, I’ll have to try it. Thanks, Kathi

  11. Clairejustine posted on February 5, 2012 at 2:41 am (#)

    wow these look so yummy,would love to to share the on my Creative Monday hop tomorrow? :)

  12. Pat's Pink Apron posted on February 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm (#)

    This looks really good! Love cream cheese with everything. Pat

  13. Michelle posted on February 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm (#)

    I just made this for the Super Bowl…awesome!! Thanks!

  14. Sweetened by Kagi posted on February 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm (#)

    Yummy!

  15. MrsJenB posted on February 10, 2012 at 5:08 pm (#)

    Mouth.hanging.open.

    That’s pretty much all I have to say.

  16. Jori posted on January 26, 2013 at 3:42 am (#)

    Looks divine! What would you use to dip it with, just the strawberries?

    • Ashton posted on January 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm (#)

      Any fruit would be great! I’ve also done graham crackers, animal crackers, and pretzels :)

  17. Marcella posted on March 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm (#)

    Both my sons play football and would absolutely LOVE this scrumptious creation! I have the perfect occasion to try making it this weekend for my son’s 15th birthday. Can’t wait to see his reaction. Thanks for sharing!

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