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Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip

Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip

Get into the holiday spirit with our delightful Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip! This creamy, festive dip is a hit at any holiday gathering and pairs wonderfully with homemade sugar cookies. It’s not only delicious but also a fun way to bring some Christmas cheer to your dessert table.

Sugar cookies have become synonymous with festive cheer, often serving as a sweet canvas for the imagination during the Christmas season. Their origins can be traced back to the mid-1700s in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where German Protestant settlers created the round, crumbly cookie that came to be known as the Nazareth Cookie.

The simplicity of sugar cookies – typically made from sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda – makes them a perfect base for holiday decorations. Christmas, a time rich in tradition and family gatherings, offers the perfect backdrop for baking and decorating these treats. The act of making sugar cookies has evolved into a communal and celebratory event, with family members often coming together to bake, decorate, and share stories.

Decorating sugar cookies for Christmas has become an art form in itself. From colorful icing and sprinkles to intricate designs that include snowflakes, Christmas trees, and stars, these cookies not only add to the visual feast of the season but also serve as a means to express creativity. The versatility of sugar cookies allows for endless decoration possibilities, making them a festive favorite for both bakers and those with a sweet tooth.

Moreover, sugar cookies hold a place of honor in the pantheon of Christmas treats because they also serve as a heartfelt homemade gift. Gifting a tin of beautifully decorated sugar cookies can convey warmth and personal sentiment, making them a token of affection during the holiday season.

The tradition of sugar cookies at Christmas is not just about the cookies themselves but also about the memories they create. The aroma of freshly baked cookies, the laughter shared while decorating, and the joy of indulging in them with loved ones encapsulate the spirit of Christmas — a time of joy, generosity, and togetherness.

For this dip, we are using store-bought sugar cookie dough to make things easy. But you can always make your own from scratch if you have a great recipe. Or, just buy premade sugar cookies from the bakery of your local grocery store! These are also great when made with shortbread cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 package sugar cookie dough
  • 1 16 ounce container white icing
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup Christmas sprinkles, plus more for topping

Instructions

Roll out the sugar cookie dough according to the package instructions and use Christmas cookie cutter shapes to cut out the cookies. Bake according to the package instructions and allow to cool completely.

While the cookies are baking, prepare the dip by beating together the white icing and cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Fold in the whipped topping and Christmas sprinkles.

Cover the bowl and chill for at least one hour.

When ready to serve, sprinkle more sprinkles on top of the dip. Serve the dip with the baked sugar cookies.

Variations:

  1. Flavor Twists: Mix in a teaspoon of almond or vanilla extract to the dip for an added layer of flavor.
  2. Colorful Fun: Use food coloring to tint the dip into festive colors like red and green.
  3. Chocolate Lover’s Delight: Swirl in melted chocolate or sprinkle mini chocolate chips for a chocolatey version.
  4. Adults-Only Dip: Add a splash of peppermint schnapps or Baileys for an adult version of the dip.
  5. Fruit Infusion: Fold in finely chopped strawberries or raspberries for a fruity dip.
  6. Cookie Crunch: Crush additional sugar cookies into the dip for a crunchy texture.
  7. Spice It Up: Stir in a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm spice flavor.

Tips:

  1. Cream Cheese Softening: Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator at least an hour before starting the recipe to ensure it’s soft enough to blend smoothly.
  2. Whipped Topping: For a lighter dip, make sure the whipped topping is fully thawed but still cold to keep the dip airy when folded in.
  3. Chill Factor: The dip tastes best when chilled for at least an hour, but for a quick set, place it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  4. Cookie Cutters: Use a variety of Christmas-themed cookie cutters to make the cookies more festive and fun for all ages.
  5. Presentation: Serve the dip in a hollowed-out round cake or cupcake and use the cake for dipping!
  6. Keep It Fresh: To prevent the cookies from becoming soft, serve them separately and dip as you eat.
  7. Dietary Adjustments: For a healthier version, use low-fat cream cheese and a sugar substitute suitable for baking.
Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip

Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

Delight in the holiday spirit with our Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip! A festive, creamy treat that's perfect for your holiday table.

Ingredients

  • 1 package sugar cookie dough
  • 16 oz container white icing
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 C Christmas sprinkles, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Roll out the sugar cookie dough according to the package instructions and use Christmas cookie cutter shapes to cut out the cookies.
  2. Bake according to the package instructions and allow to cool completely.
  3. While the cookies are baking, prepare the dip by beating together the white icing and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  4. Fold in the whipped topping and Christmas sprinkles.
  5. Cover the bowl and chill for at least one hour.
  6. When ready to serve, sprinkle more sprinkles on top of the dip.
  7. Serve the dip with the baked sugar cookies.



Notes

Don't forget to take out the cream cheese an hour before making this.

Defrost the Whipped Topping overnight.

Feel free to add in various mix-ins to your dip.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 264Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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