Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball for Game Day

If you love sweet cheese ball recipes, this Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball Recipe for Game Day is going to knock your socks off! Whatever that means.

This Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball is fun and delicious! Shape like a football for your next game day party!

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Okay, let me have a moment of honesty. I love saying that we are Bears football fans….but I honestly can’t tell you the last time I sat down and watched an entire game.

Maybe 1985? I knew every word to the “Superbowl Shuffle.” I knew every player that year, and their numbers.

But, yes, that was 30 years ago and I no longer have a crush on Jim McMahon. I do, however, still know most of the words of the song, and I still proclaim myself as a Bears fan. And I still make sure to scoff at Packer’s fans every year.

As a good loyal football fan (haha) I enjoy making football treats. Remember these Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies and these Peppermint Patty Footballs?

Don’t even get me started on all the snacks and dips for this time of year!

But, it’s been awhile since I created a new “FOOTBALL” treat and since the Seahawks crushed the Packers (see what I did there, acted like I watched a football game when in truth the men in my house informed me of this detail, excitedly as if I would care), it’s time for a new treat.

It’s no secret I love making cheese balls. Savory? Sure. But it’s the sweet cheese ball that has my heart. I’ve linked up a few of my favorites down below the recipe!

This Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball is fun and delicious! Shape like a football for your next game day party!

The inspiration for today’s recipe came from a bag of Oreos. It was calling my name. I originally planned on coating a sweet cheese ball with Oreo crumbs, but then I decided last minute to toss those crumbs into the cheese ball instead and make it a Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball. Best decision ever. Adding the mini chocolate chips on top still gave that dark brown color to resemble a football.

How to make an Oreo Cheese Ball:

  • First, after creaming the butter with the cream cheese and beating in the powdered sugar, take a big spoonful out of the bowl. No, don’t eat it (yet), put it in a small ziploc bag. This will be your “laces.” When it’s time to lace up, snip off the corner of the bag and pipe on your laces. Perfect!
  • Second, line a bowl with plastic wrap. Your going to drop your cheese ball into this bowl and wrap it up with the plastic wrap. Then refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • When you’re ready to serve (and decorate), shape your cheese ball onto a platter. Press your mini chips onto the top and sides. Pipe your laces on and it’s ready to eat. You can serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to party!
  • I enjoy Nilla Wafers and pretzels with this cheese ball. However, graham crackers, gingersnaps, and other sweet dippers work great too! Apples? Sure, why not!

So, who are YOU rooting for this Football season? Or do you just show up for the food (like me?)!

 Love sweet cheese balls? Here are some of my favorites:


 Turtle Cheese Ball: so many delicious ingredients in this one! Caramel, Pecans, Chocolate Chips!


 Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball: the sweet cherries in this cheese ball are spectacular!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Dip for Valentine's Day. Easy to make and deliciously addicting! #chocolatechip #valentinesday www.shugarysweets.com

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball: perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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This Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball is fun and delicious! Shape like a football for your next game day party!

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball recipe:

Yield: 10-12 servings

Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Game day is even better with this Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball recipe.


  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 18 double stuff Oreos, crushed
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter for 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar and beat an additional 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Remove a spoonful (about 2-3 Tbsp) and place in a small ziploc bag. Seal and set aside.
  2. To the bowl of cream cheese, add chocolate syrup and crushed Oreo cookies. Blend completely.
  3. Line a large bowl with plastic wrap. Drop the cream cheese mixture into the plastic wrap lined bowl. Fold up the plastic around the cheese ball. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  4. Remove plastic wrap and shape cheese ball into a football on a serving plate. Press chocolate chips into top and sides until completely covered. Using your reserved baggie of cream cheese mixture, snip off the corner and pipe "laces" onto your cheese ball.
  5. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Enjoy with pretzels, apples, or Nilla wafers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g

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This Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball is fun and delicious! Shape like a football for your next game day party!

Today’s recipe for Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball was originally published on Shugary Sweets on January 22, 2015.


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Comments & Reviews

  1. First off, you had me at Oreo.
    Secondly, this is the kind of cheese ball I would devour in a heartbeat! The fact that you’re basically dipping cookies into a ball of cookies sounds like pure heaven to me.

    I’m SO on board with this recipe!

    Gonna try it today only! wish me luck 😛

  2. I’m usually a savory cheese ball lover but I think you’ve won me over with this cookies and cream football cheeseball. So cute!

  3. What an adorable idea for a cheese ball! I would’ve never thought to include cookies. I’m definitely going to make this for the big game on Sunday.

  4. I used my Bears travel coffee mug this morning and thought, “Hope no one asked me any fan questions!” Probably just do a nervous laugh, hehe. But I am a diehard football food fan and this looks both cute and amazing!

  5. Super Bowl…that’s the one where they ride horses and hit things with sticks, right? LOL! Just kidding 🙂 I do know what sport it is (football) even if I don’t watch the game. I’m too busy scoping out the food table and shoving it all in my mouth. This is the coolest dessert! My girlie would be in 7th heaven if I made it for her…guess I know what dessert we will be having then, huh?

  6. Haha I totally feel the same way about football. I may have googled to see who was playing in the Super Bowl for a post! I’m all about the snack table during the Super Bowl and this treat would be a perfect addition!

  7. Cookies and cream anything is like my favorite combo ever! I’d be all over this cheeseball, protecting it and guarding it and making sure it was all mine. 😉 Just kidding. I’d totally share!

    My boyfriend is a huge Bears fan, so naturally, I root for them, too. However, I think I only saw maybe one game this year. I very rarely ever watch an entire game, let alone any part of a game!

  8. I have a cheese ball post on Monday…but savory and no where near as ‘festive’ as this! Quite the masterpiece you created here!!

  9. I’ve never heard of a cheeseball before, but sweet has my heart over savoury any day. Great decision on adding the crushed Oreos in and not coating (although I’m sure that would be delicious too), the mini chocolate chips are perfect with the laces.

  10. Oh man! what a blast from the past! I grew up in Chicagoland. Every Sunday during football season was Church followed my pizza form he pizza set ups my mom would buy from the grocery store owned by a friend of my Dad’s. Then we would devour the pizza and watch my Mom watch the Bears and yell at coach Ditka. LOL

    The first super bowl party my husband and I ever hosted was for the Bears VS New England. We’d been married just over a year, and werel iving in military housing (Very nice housing by the way) and there was one love New England fan in the crowd.

    I miss those Bears.

    The cheese ball looks yummy.

    1. Pizza and Bears….doesn’t get much better!! I love how food can ignite memories 🙂 Thanks for sharing Pam!!

  11. The Superbowl shuffle….hilarious! My husband was a cameraman on that video (his flock of seagulls hair and all). Good times!! Thanks for sharing the recipe looks yummy…sweet cheese is awesome! Okay, any cheese is awesome!! thanks again!!

  12. I’m no much into football or any sport for that matter. But the food, I’m all about. I can totally sit by the game day spread and snack away while everyone is focused in on the action. I’m not so sure there would be much of this cheese ball left though. I’m certain I would devour the majority of it. 🙂

  13. I love that you shaped this into a football! We’re huge college basketball fans so I’m sure I could adapt this by using butterscotch chips and turning it into a basketball shape. 🙂

  14. Such a gorgeous dish! I would be a hero at my house. I love having football on, keeping tabs on what’s happening and socializing…but, I can’t remember the last time I sat down and watched an entire game. 🙂

  15. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a Packer fan, but my dad is and every single one of my brothers are too, so I’m pretty sure I would be disowned if I didn’t at least try to enjoy their games. LOL. That being said, their last game was pretty dang painful. Ugh.
    BUT at least there’s still football food, which you and I know are the most important part of the whole game. 😉 This cheeseball is screaming my name!

  16. “We are the Bears, shuffulin’ crew. Shufflin on down, doin’ it for you” Oh boy did you bring up some great memories Aimee!! I was in 8th grade that year and of course, had every word of that song memorized!! -still do!! I also loved that “punky Q-B!! Too bad our Bears just don’t have the same flare anymore. I love this cheese ball and would probably inhale it. It would definitely have my attention more than any football game would! 🙂

    1. Oh great, now I have the song stuck in my head again today! Did you watch the youtube video link I included? Oh man are we old….and that video was CHEESEY, LOL

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