Make homemade Dunkaroos when you're feeling nostalgic for the '90s

Jul 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Remember Dunkaroos, those crunchy little cookies that came with a dip so you could dunk them? They were a classic '90s snack and unfortunately they have become really hard to find. So I decided to try my hand at homemade Dunkaroos.

Dunkaroos

The cookies are like mini super-flavorful graham crackers and the dip is tasty, festive and colorful because of the sprinkles. You can make them together or individually. The cookies are delicious and you can serve the dip with your favorite cookie.

Dunkaroos

I used small animal-shaped cookie cutters but any small cookie cutter would do. If you choose to use larger cookie cutters increase the baking time accordingly.

Dunkaroos

Homemade copycat Dunkaroos recipe

Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, this will yield 30-50 small cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour or wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup graham flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup dark or light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk thoroughly.
  2. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and honey for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and whip for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture. Don't worry if the dough seems crumbly or dry.
  4. Wrap the dough tightly in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, ideally overnight.
  5. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a small cookie cutter to make shapes.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. The cookies should be crunchy, so don't take them out early.

Dunkaroos

Funfetti sprinkle dip recipe

Using room temperature whipped butter and whipped cream cheese makes a really creamy and smooth dip you can whisk by hand. If you're using regular butter and cream cheese, use a stand mixer or hand blender.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (ideally whipped butter at room temperature)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (ideally whipped cream cheese at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add the vanilla and salt. Once the mixture is smooth, add the sugar.
  2. Crush up half the sprinkles into smaller bits and mix them in. Add the some of the sprinkles whole and then top with the rest of the sprinkles.

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