This dairy free sugar cookie dip tastes just like the real deal without the bake time or raw eggs. It is the perfect dessert dip for holidays, picnics or at home date nights. Have it ready in less than 5 minutes.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Easy. This easy dip recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes with 3 simple steps. It is a great dip to make if you are short on time or do no want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
No Baking Required. Enjoy the taste of real sugar cookies that require absolutely no baking. This means you do not need to turn your oven on to enjoy something sweet! If you love sweet treats that don't require an oven, try my chocolate chip cookie dough, gingerbread date balls, peanut butter bliss balls, and strawberry fruit dip.
Dairy and Egg Free. Because there is no egg, this sugar cookie dough dip is completely safe to it. All of the ingredients to dairy free as well. If you are craving the real deal, try my crispy + soft vegan sugar cookies.
Perfect Party Dip. The color of this delicious dip can be customized based off of your celebration or your snack boards. Add green or red food coloring and/or sprinkles for a christmas party, orange food dye for halloween or pink for valentines day. It is the perfect dip for anyone with a sweet tooth. Who doesn't love an easy recipe for a party!?
INGREDIENTS NOTES AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Flour. All purpose flour is almost always a safe choice and is the best flour to use when making this delicious sugar cookie dip. If desired, you can substitute Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour. There is some conflict as to whether raw flour is safe to eat. If you are worried about this, place the flour into a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 45 seconds or toast it in the toaster.
Confectionary Sugar. Confectionary sugar, also known as powdered sugar, is the base of this dip. It is sweet, blends easily and makes the dip extra tasty. Do not replace the sugar with a liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave. This will change the wet to dry ratio and will make the dip too wet.
Brown Sugar. Brown sugar is also used in this recipe. If you prefer a richer, bolder tasting sugar cookie taste, use dark brown sugar. If you prefer them lighter tasting, use light-brown sugar.
Dairy Free Cream Cheese. This is the magic ingredient for making this sweet dessert dip. It makes the dip thick in texture, tangy in taste to balance the sweetness and makes it a creamier dip. There is no substitute that can match the texture and flavor of vegan cream cheese. You can find vegan cream cheese at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or most larger grocery stores. If you are not dairy free, you can use regular cream cheese at a 1-1 ratio.
Maple Syrup. Maple syrup provides another level of sweetness, as well as liquid to this dip. I do not recommend substituting the maple syrup for any granulated sugars like cane sugar or brown sugar as it would change the flavor and consistency of the sugar cookie dip.
Optional Sprinkles and/or Food Dye. Make the most out of the holiday and theme the sugar cookie dip! As shown in the pictures, I like to add a few drops of red food dye with white, purple and pink sprinkles for Valentines Day. If you are making a Christmas sugar cookie dip, make the dip red or green then add christmas colored sprinkles. You can do this for any holiday or any color you like.
Optional Flavors. Add a touch of almond extract or peppermint extract to enhance the flavor.
Optional Parings. Pair this dip with graham crackers, your favorite cookies, pretzels, marshmallows, apple slices, strawberries (or any variety of fresh fruit), chocolate pieces, or pretend it is dunkaroo dip and pair it with animal crackers.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Step One. Add the cream cheese, vanilla extract and maple syrup into a large mixing bowl and mix. The easiest way to do this is with a hand mixer or electric mixer, but a whisk will also work. Mix until the ingredients are combined and the cream cheese is softened.
Step Two. Add in the dry ingredients, including the powdered sugars, brown sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon, into the mixing bowl and mix until a soft batter forms.
Step Three. If you are adding in food dye coloring or sprinkles, add 3-4 drops of the dye and 1-2 tbsp of the sprinkles into the dip and mix again.
This delicious dessert dip will stay fresh in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you notice the dip hardens at all, let it sit out for 10 minutes.
If you make this dip in advance to your event, refrigerate it before serving and consume within 24 hours for optimal freshness.
I do not recommend freezing the dairy free sugar cookie dip or heating this dip.
Yes, Sugar Cookie Dip is safe to eat raw since it doesn't contain any raw eggs. However, if you're concerned about consuming raw flour, you can microwave it for 45 seconds before using it or toast it in the toaster.
Absolutely! You can add a touch of almond extract or other flavored extracts to enhance the taste. You can also incorporate sprinkles or food dye to make it more festive
Basically everything! Some of my favorites are sugar cookies (of course!), pretzels, fruit slices, graham crackers, marshmallows, and even mini chocolate chips.
Soften the Cream Cheese. Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator for at least one hour before making this dip to make it easier to blend.
Customize to your Celebration. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a bridal shower or a holiday, adding festive sprinkles or colorful food dye will uplevel this dip and make it so fun!
MORE NO BAKE SWEETS
Sugar Cookie Dip (DF)
- 4 oz vegan cream cheese (half of a package)
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ cup flour sub 1-1 Bobs Red Mill GF
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- sprinkles (1-3 tbsp) optional
- food coloring dye (4-8 drops) optional to make it colored
- *To make it easier to blend, remove the cream cheese from the fridge + allow it to soften for one hour prior to using*
- To a medium sized mixing tray, add the vanilla extract, cream cheese and maple syrup. Mix together using an electric mixer or stand mixer. A whisk will also work, but will be a a little harder.
- Add the dry ingredients, including the flour, salt, cinnamon, powdered sugar and brown sugar to the cream cheese mixture and slowly mix again.
- If you would like to add food coloring dye or sprinkles, do so now and mix again.
- Dip cookies, fruit, pretzels, chocolate or marshmallows into the dip!