This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip needs to be at every fall party! Creamy brown sugar and pumpkin base, chock full of chocolate chips.Serve with gingersnaps, pretzels, grahams, or fruit!
Why this Recipe Works
Want to hear a confession? I might prefer cookie dough to actual baked chocolate chip cookies. At least some of the time.
Based on the popularity of this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip recipe, I have a feeling I’m not alone in my cookie dough affinity!
- Unlike traditional raw cookie dough, today’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is egg free and safe to consume.
- It’s a thick and creamy dip full of pumpkin flavor and rich cream cheese.
- Of course, I added mini chocolate chips because no cookie dough dip is complete without chocolate!
The orange and black colors in this dip make it perfect for Halloween or any other autumn occasion.
- Pumpkin puree. Double check the label of your canned pumpkin to ensure it’s JUST pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix.
- Cream cheese. Use full fat regular cream cheese for best consistency and creaminess. This is a dessert dip after all!
- Brown sugar. Provides that rich flavor similar to chocolate chip cookies!
- Unsalted Butter. No salt needed in this recipe since we pair it with salty pretzels!
- Vanilla extract. Provides a depth of flavor to the dip. Be sure to use pure vanilla extract, not imitation. Or try making our homemade vanilla extract!
- Chocolate chips. We use mini morsels which make for easier eating in dip form. Feel free to use full sized morsels if that’s all you have.
Tips and Tricks
- Keep your saucepan on low when melting the butter with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin. You don’t want to BOIL this mixture, just whisk until melted and smooth.
- Heating the pumpkin and cinnamon instead of adding them in with the cooled cream cheese mixture results in a much creamier texture. Trust me.
- Allow the pumpkin mixture to cool COMPLETELY before adding it to the cream cheese. It will never set up if you add it warm.
- Refrigerate dip for two hours (more or less). It allows the flavors to mingle, and gives the cream cheese time to firm up again with the pumpkin mixture.
- Serve with gingersnaps. You will LOVE the tasty snap of the cookie with the pumpkin dip. Also good dippers include pretzels, apples, Nilla wafers, and graham crackers. Our baked cinnamon tortilla chips are a great option too!
- Have a big crowd? Double the recipe. You’ll thank me later! No one ever regretted having some extra cookie dough dip stashed in the fridge for later!
- Love pumpkin & chocolate? Try our pumpkin chocolate chip bread recipe. Or give these pumpkin cheesecake bars a try next!
You can prep this pumpkin dip a day or two in ahead of time and store it in the fridge. It will stay good for about 5 days, but you’ll probably eat it all up long before then!
If your pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough dip doesn’t “set”, you may have added the pumpkin mixture before it was completely cool. Unfortunately, once that happens there’s not much you can do to help the dip firm up. Still tastes good though. Try making the recipe again and waiting longer before incorporating the pumpkin with the other ingredients.
You need pure canned pumpkin for this recipe.
Be sure to keep this dip chilled until you’re ready to eat! Store it in an airtight container or tightly covered with plastic wrap to preserve freshness
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- Artichoke Dip
The satisfying combination of pumpkin and chocolate is at its best in this dessert dip! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip keeps everyone coming back to the table for “just one more bite.”