The Circus Animal Cookie Cheese Ball to bring to every holiday party!


Sweet alert! This circus animal cookie cheese ball is a dessert for sure.

Think circus animal cookies and cream cheese would taste good together? They do. This cheese ball is proof.

Tip: This circus animal cookie cheese ball recipe by Sweet Recipeas makes one HUGE cheese ball. It would be a good idea to halve the recipe for smaller groups.


  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 package (about 3 cups) Sugar Cookie mix
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Circus Animal Cookies
  • red or pink food coloring
  • rainbow nonpareils sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese and the butter. With a hand mixer, beat until fully incorporated.
  2. Add sugar cookie mix, sugar, food coloring, and vanilla extract and beat until fully incorporated.
  3. Fold in the chopped/crushed Circus Animal Cookies.
  4. Place mixture on plastic wrap, seal and then form into a ball. Place in the freezer for at least two hours.
  5. In a separate dish, carefully pour out sprinkles. Roll cheese ball in sprinkles until fully covered.
  6. Enjoy with graham crackers or assorted cookies!