Animal cookies and dip

Snacks & Treats

Animal Cookies With Cake Batter Dip

Mar 1, 2016

These homemade animal cookies are a fun treat to make and the kids will love to help. Plus, the cake batter dip is so easy and delicious, you might just find yourself licking the bowl clean.  

You Will Need:

  • one package of premade sugar cookie mix (plus the ingredients to make — ours needed one stick of butter and one egg)
  • assorted mini animal cookie cutters
  • one box of rainbow bit cake mix
  • two cups of Cool Whip
  • two cups of vanilla yogurt
  • sprinkles (optional)


1. Prepare sugar cookie dough according to package directions. Mix until dough is well combined.

2. Using flour, roll out your dough and cut out your mini animal shapes.

Mini animal cookie cutters on cookie dough

3. Place on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions until the edges just start to brown — about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Animal cookies.

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4. Now let’s prepare the dip! In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry cake mix, two cups of cool whip and two cups of vanilla yogurt. Mix until well combined.

I like to add additional sprinkles at this point just to give it more colour. 

Rainbow icing

Refrigerate for at least one hour and serve with cookies.

These sweet little animal cookies are adorable and delicious! Your kids will love making them and I bet they’ll love eating them too! Enjoy!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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