Sunday, February 6, 2011

Let the chips fall where they may

Like most of the country this afternoon, we were serving an assortment of traditional snack foods.   Doritos.  Guacamole.

Potato chips (Ruffled and BBQ).   Even some relatively healthy red grapes and low-fat Chex Mix.

But unlike 99% of the country, we also had this:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip.

Cookie Dough Dip
Discovered via How Sweet It Is.  According to the group of enormous teenage boys at my house who were scarfing it down, "This is NICE!!!"

1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar

Add ins:
For chocolate chip cookie dough - 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
For snickerdoodle cookie dough - 2 Tbs. cinnamon
For peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough - 1/4 c. peanut butter and 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
For double chocolate cookie dough - 1/4 c. cocoa powder and 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

In small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, then whisk in the brown sugar, stirring until smooth and combined.   Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla.

Using an electric or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy, at least 2 minutes.   Gradually pour in the cooled brown sugar/butter/vanilla mixture.

If using cinnamon, peanut butter, or cocoa powder, go ahead and blend those in with the mixer now.  If using chocolate chips, fold those in by hand.

Can be refrigerated until needed, but bring to room temperature before serving.  Serve with animal crackers, graham crackers, Oreos, apples, pretzels, or just a spoon.  The dip should be creamy and very soft, but will taste just like your favorite cookie dough.    NICE!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, that dip looks incredible. Give me a spoon and I'll dive right in.