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Sugar Cookie Bites (Better than Starbucks)

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Sugar cookies and cake pops collide in this sugar cookie bites recipe. These are soft baked sugar cookies (Lofthouse sugar cookies) that are blended up in a mixer with cream cheese and rolled into balls and dipped in colorful chocolate. A satisfying cake ball made from store-bought sugar cookies.

side view of cookie bites on a stick

If you are a fan of sugar cookies then this recipe is right up your alley. TikTok had this sugar cookie cake pops recipe circling and it really picked up so much traffic. It is a shortcut to making cake pops!

You get that soft fluffy center and the hard-coated chocolate on the outside. Perfect for a birthday bash or a weeknight dessert. For another fun dessert try my Oreo cheesecake jars or even this strawberry cheesecake tart.

What Exactly Are These Sugar Cookie Bites?

These are Lofthouse sugar cookie that gets blended up with cream cheese and rolled into balls. Then you will let the balls harden then dip them in melted chocolate. A fun twist to a cake pop.

Why We Love This Cookie Pop Recipe

  • Quick and easy prep. It takes no time to whip up and have them ready.
  • A fun twist for those who don’t love cake. This is a delicious cookie-based dessert.
  • No baking is required.
  • You only need 3 simple ingredients. Four if you count sprinkles.
  • Affordable to make, and the cost is a lot less than running through your favorite coffee shop buying cake pops.
ingredients to make cookie balls

Ingredients Needed

Cookies – Head to the store and buy Lofthouse soft-baked sugar cookies for this recipe. It is important they are soft-baked cookies.

Cream Cheese – Reach for cream cheese that is softened to room temperature. This is going to make the dough the perfect texture to roll into balls.

Candy Melts – Pick any colors of candy melts you want to create the perfect brightly colored candy coating to dip the balls in.

Sprinkles – The sprinkles on top are optional. But for us, we love the festive party vibe the sprinkles give off.

How to Make

Full steps and measurements are in the printable recipe card. This is a quick walk-through for readers to see how the sugar cookie bites are made.

cookies and cream cheese in bowl
  1. In a mixer, you will add your sugar cookies as well as the cream cheese.
  2. Cream together until it is fully mixed.
rolled cookie dough bites
  1. Next, you will use a cookie scoop and roll the dough into balls. Then place the balls on a prepared baking sheet.
  2. Freeze the cookie balls for 20-30 minutes to harden the balls.
dipping stick into pink melted chocolate
  1. Melt your chocolate as directed on the package.
pushing sticks into cookie balls
  1. Place your stick in the chocolate getting the tip dipped. Then stick it into the cookie ball and freeze for an additional 20 minutes.
dipping cookie batter into chocolate
  1. Now you will melt more chocolate and dip the cookie balls fully into the chocolate. Coating the cookie balls all the way to the stick.
  2. While the chocolate is wet add sprinkles if you desire.

Expert Tip: If you do not want to use sticks, just skip the step for adding the stick and make it into a plain cookie ball bite.

bite out of cookie bite


Refrigerate – You will need to refrigerate the cookie ball bites in the fridge in a sealed container. The balls will last around 4-5 days in the fridge. You will find the balls dry out a bit with each day.

Freezing – Or you are welcome to freeze any of the sugar cookie bites that you do not eat. Place in a freezer container and freeze for up to 6-8 weeks. Then thaw them in the fridge overnight before you plan to eat them.

pink sugar cookie ball

Pro Tips And Variations

  • Use different flavors of sugar cookies. Depending on the season you will find you can buy flavors like chocolate, key lime, etc.
  • In terms of dipping the cookie balls into chocolate, any color of melted chocolate or candy melts works. Have fun and get creative if you need.
  • Decorate with a drizzle of chocolate or top with decorations of choice, and omit sprinkles.
  • Freezing the stick into the ball before dipping will help ensure as you dip the ball into chocolate it won’t fall off the stick.
  • Make sure to use a cookie scoop, as it will help to create evenly-sized cookie balls.
  • Another option is to not use the sticks. Just roll in chocolate and sit on a parchment-lined tray to dry.
white cookie ball


Can I use homemade sugar cookies?

You can use homemade sugar cookies in replace of the Lofthouse style. The biggest thing is if you don’t have a soft baked cookie it can easily be a bit too dry. But the cookies have to be a soft bake style.

Do I need a double boiler for melting chocolate?

You will find on the package of chocolate candy wafers it shows how to melt in a double boiler but also how to melt the chocolate in the microwave. You can do either method for melting the chocolate.

More Cookie Recipes

Want more easy desserts to serve up to your family or friends? Here are some tasty cookie recipes to try out soon.

three cookie bites

3 Ingredient Sugar Cookie Bites

Try out these sugar cookie bite cake pops. They are a Lofthouse sugar cookie paired with cream cheese and dipped in chocolate. Try today.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookie bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 40 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 174kcal



  • 12 sugar cookies iced
  • 1 package cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces chocolate any color
  • sprinkles optional


  • Mix together the softened cream cheese, and sugar cookies in a stand mixture until combined.
  • Roll dough into balls. Place the cookie dough bites in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Melt 1/4 cup of chocolate and dip the sticks into melted chocolate. Then stick into cookie dough ball. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  • Dip each sugar cookie bite into melted chocolate and add sprinkles right away. Let set up and serve.


It’s okay to omit using the sticks and just have cookie dough balls. 


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg