Lemon Cookie Dip

I like taking a moment now and then to sit, relax, and enjoy!   
Lemon Cookie Dip @createdbydiane  

My days seem to be filled with lots of running around and juggling the time I have to fit everything in.

Work, errands, kids, activities, working out, cleaning, laundry, dishes, and the list goes on!

Some days grabbing a quick treat will help me get out of my own way,

and to give me a moment to remember how blessed I am,

and look forward to what is coming up next.

There is always something to look forward to, whether it’s the next hour or the next day.

Lemon and Chocolate Milano Cookies with Lemon Cookie Dip from @createdbydiane
Now there is always something coming up next.

Some days I’m not sure I’ve gotten a handle on all of it.

Sometimes I just need a moment, and well… that moment will often include chocolate or lemon.

Today it’s including both.

Pepperidge Farm® Milano® Cookies come in Lemon and Chocolate and I couldn’t wait to try them.

WOW, lemon and chocolate are delicious together.

It’s great to savor moments with favorites!

I love lemon so much, I wanted to share this fun Lemon Cookie Dip with you.

It’s a quick recipe and takes only a couple minutes to make. Making it perfect for when I’m taking time to myself (and will be perfect for times when I will be sharing these great cookies with others). Often it’s great to have a no-bake dessert that is ready in minutes that will go with your favorite cookies.

Milano cookies are a favorite around here and I am sure to have a bag of them when we take a car trip too. Truth be told I sometimes keep a bag of them in my console in my car for the few moments I have between errands.

This lemon cookie dip is easy to whip up.

Just let cream cheese and butter come to room temperature (or microwave it on defrost to gently soften it without melting it) if the ingredients get to warm, it will be soupy). Mix the cream cheese with butter along with powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice, lemon and vanilla extract and a drop of yellow food coloring. It’s that simple.


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4.93 from 13 votes

Lemon Cookie Dip

Servings: 1 1/2 cups


  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop yellow coloring I use Americolor Egg Yellow


  • In mixer bowl beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar along with lemon juice, lemon extract, vanilla extract and yellow coloring.
  • Serve at room temperature.
  • Store in fridge.

Lemon and Chocolate Milano Cookies with Lemon Cookie Dip @createdbydiane




  1. I take time for yourself with Milano Cookies by enjoying them with a cup of coffee, and relaxing.

  2. 5 stars
    I love the Lemon Cookie Dip, and I take time for myself with Milano cookies, which are so delicious, by having with my hot Coffee Caramel Latte in the morning all by myself!

  3. I spend “me” moments early in the morning before everyone wakes up. I catch up on emails and just enjoy the silence. A milano cookie would be great in the morning.

  4. I take time for myself with delicious Milano Cookies by sitting by the fireplace with a good book and dipping the cookies in hot chocolate.

  5. I take time for myself with Milano cookies by nibbling on them while sitting out on the patio with a good book.

  6. 5 stars
    that is a great recipe idea! I love to squirrel away with a cup of organic tea, my cookies and a good magazine!! I cherish that time!!

  7. I’m a coffee and cookies gal, thanks to extensive training in my formative years by my grandma. However, I’m thinking I may need to add cookie dipping to that routine.

  8. My daughter has just discovered Milano cookies—I now need to have a stash in our pantry at all times. I’m going to have to make your dip for her, too <3

  9. I take time for yourself with afternoon tea with Milano cookies. Milano double chocolate cookies are perfect with tea.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  10. I like to make a cup of coffee, grab a good book, milano cookies, and read a bit in the quiet of my bedroom.

  11. 5 stars
    I take time for myself with Milano cookies by relaxing out on my patio, while reading a good book and sipping on some tea.

  12. Just when I thought Milanos couldn’t get any better, you go and make this delicious cookie dip. Love lemon and love chocolate.

    1. i like to relax on my patio with a cup of iced coffee.

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  13. When I need a little me time I make a cup of coffee and enter my giveaways and read up on the latest blog post!

  14. I like to take time for myself with Milano Cookie by pouring myself a cup of English Milk tea and watch a TV show. These are my favorite cookies.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  15. Lemon Milanos??? Must look for those….yum!

    I take a Milano (or two!) and a glass of black iced tea and sit at the table in my backyard watching the birds.

  16. I love to curl up with a cookie treat, something to drink and catch up on the tv shows or movies I’ve been wanting to watch 🙂

  17. I like to take time out to take a hot bath and relax afterwards with hot chocolate and cookies.

  18. I like to take time for myself with a good book and a glass of wine, or a cup of hot cocoa, and Milano cookies, of course!

  19. Love something in quiet – like a facial, massage or steam with my favorite milk chocolate Milano afterwards! Been years but a tired, working mom can dream! tvollowitz at aol dot com

  20. I like to go for a run to relax and decompress and then enjoy a delicious treat like Milano cookies afterwards!

  21. I like me time that I can read a book – sometimes I play hide and seek with the kids and find a few moments of peace since I’m such a good hider.

  22. I take my Milano cookies into the closet where I hide from my family. This way I can eat the whole box in peace and quiet. The only sounds are chewing and the splash of my tears hitting the cookie box.

  23. With any little indulgence…I find the time when my dad (I am his caretaker) and my granddaughter (I am her part-time babysitter) take a nap.

  24. I’ve only had them a few times but I had them with coffee. I like to get up a little before the girls and have some coffee while I’m playing on the computer. Thank you!

  25. I do not actually eat these cookies. I love other varieties by this brand though, especially the Sausalito! I like to just sit in bed and eat them with a big glass of unsweetened almond milk! Yum!

  26. I like to sneak in a bubble bath,with my book or kindle and a glass of sweet tea and some milano’s

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  27. 5 stars
    I take time for myself with a MIlano cookie by sitting in our greenhouse with a hot cup of tea, cookie and a good book.

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