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Monster Cookie Dough Dip (the original recipe)

My very favorite sweet dip (and the first one I ever posted on my blog). Loaded with peanut butter, oatmeal, M&Ms and chocolate chips. This dip is a cinch to make and even easier to eat!

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

This Monster Cookie Dough Dip is a recipe from very deep, deep, deeeeeeeeep in the archives and is very near and dear to my heart. For a few different reasons… first, because I have a soft spot for all things monster cookie. monster cookies remind me of my Grandma and Christmas time, and there’s just all sorts of nostalgia wrapped up in that for me.

Secondly, because this recipe was my first popular post on Something Swanky! It didn’t go viral by today’s standards, but considering how small my following was way back then, it did reallllllly well. It was the first glimmer of hope that maybe this little blog of mine might amount to something one day.

It was also the first original recipe I ever created. Up until this one, I was solely relying upon Betty Crocker,, and Food Network for recipes that I posted to the blog. And although I still enjoy using those sources from time to time, this dip kickstarted my passion for recipe development.

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

Also: it’s insanely good.

This dip is literally like spooning a mouthful after mouthful of monster cookie dough in your mouth. And it’s acceptable, because it’s a dip.

Hey– I don’t make the rules. But I’m happy to follow when it involves socially mandated cookie dough eating. 😉

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cream cheese and butter. Can’t be bad with a start like that!

Peanut butter. I like creamy for this, but crunchy is yum too.

Brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and salt. Just as if you were making actual cookies.

And finally: oatmeal, M&Ms, chocolate chips, and more M&Ms.

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

This creamy peanut butter dip is LOADED with texture from the oatmeal, M&Ms, and chocolate chips. And you know me– I’m such a texture freak. I just love biting into something. And this dip really delivers on that.

Plus it tastes like monster cookies. And not all cookie dough dips actually taste like cookie dough, amiright? Have you tried the massively popular cookie dough dip? Super good, but also super-doesn’t-taste-like-cookie-dough.

This recipe does. It’s amazing.

The end.

Print Recipe


8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

2 cup old fashioned oats

2 cups M&MS (plain)

1 cup chocolate chips


Use an electric mixer to beat together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter until smooth.

Mix in the powdered sugar, brown sugar, flour, vanilla, and salt.

Fold in the oatmeal, M&Ms, and chocolate chips.

Keep chilled* until ready to serve. Serve with pretzels, apples, graham crackers, or butter crackers.

*don't forget that the colorful candy coating on M&Ms may bleed when refrigerated due to condensation. If chilling before serving, DO NOT stir after refrigeration. This should prevent the colors from running. If the colors do bleed... it will still taste good :)

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

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Follw me!


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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45 Responses to “Monster Cookie Dough Dip (the original recipe)”

  1. Jess posted on January 4, 2012 at 11:00 am (#)

    Oh. Em. Gee. This looks outrageous. PINNED!

  2. Tonia @ posted on January 4, 2012 at 11:09 am (#)

    Oh my goodness…this looks too good for words! And with all of the New Year’s resolutions this could be considered torture! ;)

  3. Caroline & Cameron posted on January 4, 2012 at 11:33 am (#)

    holy cow. i just went up a pants size imagining that dip. making it stat.

  4. Kate H.( posted on January 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm (#)

    This looks absolutely delightful :-)

  5. Joan posted on January 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm (#)

    Looks very sinful and addicting!

  6. Screaming Sardine posted on January 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm (#)

    Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    I LOVE monster cookies, and as a dip!?! Ohhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyy!

    Pinning and tweeting about this recipe. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  7. MrsFoxsSweets posted on January 4, 2012 at 3:37 pm (#)

    You are just bad, but in such a good way! This looks so delish! I have never had cookie dough dip but you are really making me want to try it! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

  8. Aimee posted on January 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm (#)

    Oh my yes yes yes!!!

  9. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on January 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm (#)

    Yummy! That is so funny because I just made for the first time chocolate chip cookie dough dip and I know what you mean. I love it. I will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Amy @ ThisCrazy,BeautifulLife posted on January 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm (#)

    DEFINITELY gonna have to try this out! i LOVE monster cookies!! This sounds delicioussss.

  11. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on January 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm (#)

    I have been toying with the idea of making a cookie dough dip for awhile…and this might have just pushed me over the edge. I’m going to fatten up my friends with it at a girls’ night later this month. :)

  12. Alison posted on January 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm (#)

    Seriously? I want to eat this now. I am so making for my kids’ birthday party in a few weeks.

  13. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row posted on January 4, 2012 at 11:38 pm (#)

    This looks fantastic – plus so easy to make it gluten free so my allergy ridden daughter can enjoy this! Thanks!

  14. coconut posted on January 5, 2012 at 5:23 pm (#)

    Oh this sounds so much better than the one I do, I so have to try this!

  15. This Little Life of Mine posted on January 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm (#)

    Wow, That looks great!I pinned it as well!

  16. Sarah posted on January 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm (#)

    Oh my yummy! What’s another pants size, right? Can’t wait to try it!

    Sarah @

  17. Debbie posted on January 6, 2012 at 1:39 am (#)

    I don’t even know what to say about this…it’s amazing and I can’t wait to try it!! I’m definitely pinning this. Thanks!

  18. Rhondi posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:14 am (#)

    Just give me a spoon! This looks awesome. I think my girls could make this for my upcoming BIG 40. Definitely going on my menu.

  19. jolynccc posted on January 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm (#)

    And I thought my Cookie Dough recipe was good! This one looks amazing! Thank You!

  20. jolynccc posted on January 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm (#)

    oops that should say Cookie Dough Dip recipe! :)

  21. Juliana posted on January 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#)

    I found this recipe through Sweets for a Saturday, and I love me some monster cookies! I made a recipe for Grown Up Gourmet Monster Cookies, and they were delish. I can’t imagine if they were in dip-form! Please check out my blog. Can’t wait to look at your other recipes :)


  22. Casandra posted on January 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm (#)

    Saw you on Nifty Thrifty Sunday and can imagine how good this must be! Looks like it would be worth the 1000 sit ups needed to balance out this indulge moment! I’m pinning it! THanks for the post.

  23. h. rae posted on January 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm (#)

    Ooooh, yummy! I would love for you to link up with my party at

    Happy Monday to you!

  24. Mynnette posted on January 10, 2012 at 10:18 pm (#)

    Good gravy, this sounds amazing! Another one for the tea party and for Pinterest! :)

  25. The Better Baker posted on January 11, 2012 at 12:21 am (#)

    Sounds fabulous! YUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  26. Six Sisters posted on January 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm (#)

    Wow! This looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more of your recipes. -The Sisters

  27. {amy k.} posted on January 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm (#)

    looks soooo delicious! can’t wait to try it out!

  28. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on January 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm (#)

    Pinned! Thanks! And I mean that sarcastically as any and all hope of me losing weight just flew out the window ;)

  29. Rebekah posted on January 18, 2012 at 11:02 am (#)

    How ridiculous is that! Can’t wait to make it soon!

  30. Laura posted on January 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#)

    I wasn’t too sure about this before I made it, but it sounded interesting. OH MY WORD. So good. I made this to go on the Monster cupcakes. I couldn’t stop sneaking bites of this yummy “dip”. Soooooo good! Delicious!

  31. Amy posted on March 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm (#)

    Oh My WORD! :) YUMMY! Stumbled upon your blog! New Follower! :)
    ~Little Adventures

  32. Sonia posted on November 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm (#)

    Oh know, I wish I hadn’t found this. Zesty Cook got me here from a “It’s Peanut Butter Month” post. Cookie dough dip? I had to see it. Now I must go make it. Time to get out the stretchy pants.

  33. Kristin posted on March 3, 2013 at 10:35 am (#)

    WOW that looks yummy. i will try this next time :)

  34. Bonnie posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:35 pm (#)

    Has anyone tried to make these WITHOUT the peanut-butter? I would love to try this, but am allergic.

    • Pubs posted on February 15, 2014 at 11:50 am (#)

      I just made it last night and sample it before I put the peanut butter in. – without the peanut butter it has a really strong cream cheese taste. I did not like…. When I put the peanut butter in it completed the taste and was amazing!! The group could not stop eating it!

  35. Dianne posted on September 23, 2013 at 1:40 am (#)

    This does look real good. Except for the peanut butter ingredient. my family is allergic to it, Is there a replacement for the peanut butter instead? Or can I buy a store bought cookie dough would this work as well?

  36. kim posted on December 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm (#)

    i followed your recipe to a tee and even added the additional to make it like real dough but it still looks nothing like what yours looks like :(

    • Ashton posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm (#)

      What does it look like?

  37. Sarah Melton posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm (#)

    I need to make this for about 20 people. How many does this serve? And what your suggestion on measurements to make a batch for that many folks? Thanks.

    • Ashton posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm (#)

      This serves anywhere from 8-12 (probably closer to 8 though, since everyone wants a big serving!!). You’ll definitely want to double or triple. If you double, you may be a little short, if you triple, you’ll probably have way too much…… so, it’s sort of which predicament would bother your less. I say go for more :)


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