This circus animal cookie cheese ball tastes just as good as it looks

This cheese ball will quiet your sweet tooth!

From our friends at River City Weekend

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 the proof.

Chef’s note: 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 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!