Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Our theme for this month’s Blogger CLUE is Celebrate! I spotted a wonderful recipe for Cookie Dough Cheese Ball on my assigned blog, Kate’s Kitchen. Kate was one of my first blogger friends. She helped me launch my unknown site into the blogosphere with some sage advice. Bill and I now socialize with Kate and her delightful husband, Connie. I treasure our friendship. Her blog is a treasure trove of fabulous recipes and I knew I’d found the perfect recipe as cookie dough is one of my favorite indulgences!Cookie Dough Cheese Ball | A spectacular dessert cheese ball decked out for the holidays!

Festive Cheese Ball

I brought this holiday treat to my knitting group. Within minutes the swooning began, the recipe was discussed and the mound of sweetness began to disappear. Kate mentioned how her friends adored this recipe, too. She had it decked out in a coat of chopped pecans, but since it’s December, I grabbed my bag of holiday colored M&M’s and created a Christmas version. It’s a breeze to make, just combine softened cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar and some mini-chocolate chips. I added a splash of vanilla, too. Kate served hers with animal crackers, but any plain cookie will do.

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball | A spectacular dessert cheese ball decked out for the holidays!

Blogger CLUE

It’s the second Wednesday of the month and that mean’s it’s Blogger CLUE Day. I knew I’d find the perfect recipe on my assigned blog. I think the hubby was the biggest fan of all—there was just a wee bit left in the fridge and he would not let me dispose of it. A winner all around. Thanks, Kate!!!

Check out all the other Blogger CLUE celebratory recipes this month:

Find Kate’s recipe on her blog, Kate’s Kitchen.

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball | A spectacular dessert cheese ball decked out for the holidays!

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball #BloggerCLUE

Serves 8 servings     adjust servings

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

A dessert cheeseball perfect for any occasion! From Kate's Kitchen.


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 c butter, at room temperature
  • 3 T dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c mini chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 c finely chopped pecans (or use M&M's)
  • Animal crackers, Biscoff cookies or graham crackers


  1. Whip the cream cheese and butter. Whip in the brown sugar and powdered sugar. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Chill for several hours. I did mine overnight. Then, mold into a ball and roll in the finely chopped pecans or cover with M&M's. Serve with dippers of your choice.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 288kcal Calories from fat 214
% Daily Value
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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  1. This is such an easy recipe but so stunning in presentation! Definitely a worthy dessert to serve after a Christmas party!

  2. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Very festive Liz:@)

  3. It looks so cute and I am sure it tasted heavenly! I would praise it too!

  4. Looks fun! Looks like Christmas.. 🙂

  5. I love it, colorful, easy to make, great for working with the kids.

  6. A colleague makes this and I have to say it is sublime, but you can only have so much of the stuff. A student recently told me that she used the same recipe to make truffles. She scooped out balls, froze them for a bit, and then (drum roll), dipped them in chocolate! 🙂 Happy Holidays, Liz.

  7. What a fun looking dish! Someone commented that it looks like Christmas, and I so agree. Definitely on our list of stuff to make — thanks.

  8. Mmmmm…..will definitely have to give this a try! I shared with my daughter who has an “ugly sweater” party coming up!

  9. Meeting you and Kate was such a highlight for me last year. I’m jealous that the two of you have been able to establish such a wonderful relationship. You made an awesome choice too. Doug could make a meal on cookie dough so I know he’d be all over this one!

  10. Yum – I have a very similar recipe and it’s always a huge hit. Your’s looks so pretty with the red and green M&Ms. Must make this again soon.

  11. So X’masy and beautiful! Well done, Liz.

  12. That sounds like a real winner, guaranteed to make you as welcome guest! Definitely going on my list for this year!

  13. What a perfect treat to share with others.

  14. Love the red & green M&Ms for such a festive holiday touch – this sounds dangerously tasty!

  15. Very easy recipe and such wonderful and unique result.
    I really like it 🙂

  16. Lizzy,
    I could each this cheese ball for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would definitely go with the M&M’s too.

  17. Wow, it looks so yummy and festive. This would be perfect for serving during the Christmas holiday season. I am sure that it would not sit around for very long.

  18. Oh my word that sounds heavenly! How did you get any knitting done with this around?!

  19. Do not put this in front of me! I would eat it all!

  20. What a fun and unique dessert and so festive! Perfect to celebrate this holiday season. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  21. What a festive treat for the holidays, this looks like an instant party hit!

  22. TheKitchenLioness says:

    Dera Liz, your Cookie Dough Cheese Ball has Christmas written all over it – what a colorful and fun recipe!

  23. Oh my goodness, this looks awesome! What a scrumptious treat! Perfect for holiday celebrating.

  24. I remember seeing this float through my fb feed over the last few days and it utterly tempting!!! And seriously, you do so much, I don’t know how you find the time to knit. I’ve tried and given up twice. On to crochet 🙂

  25. Your red and green candy garnish inspires lots of possibilities for other occasion. My challenge would be not picking off a candy or two here and there.

  26. I’m loving this sweet twist on the traditional savory cheese ball! And I had no idea you and Kate were friends in real life 🙂

  27. I never thought about making a sweet cheese ball but this must have brought a smile to every face.

  28. So cute!! How clever!


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