Cookie Dough Dip

Can we take a second to talk about how adorable baby animals are? It doesn’t matter what kind of animal it is, if it’s a baby, it automatically gets the “awww” factor from me.

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Last week someone on my facebook had posted a link to this post, which (coincidentally) is full of photos of baby animals doing cute things – like a baby bear with a stuffed bear…

I made the mistake of pulling it up in the morning before leaving for work and after looking at only 2 photos I went to find Lance to share the cuteness with him.

I was completely shocked to find out he didn’t really care to look at adorable baby animals at 6:30 am (whaaat?!?) After he literally walked away from the computer, I of course, followed him into the next room to beg him to look at the baby animals in teacups (yes, IN a teacup!). He basically told me he would look at it quickly, as long as I agreed to stop saying “awww” and “sooo cute” at every single picture. I can’t say I held up my end of the bargain… I seriously could not handle those little ducks floating in a tiny cup of water. So.freaking.adorable.

Anyone else with me on the cuteness of those animals? Maybe just a little?

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I just love mini things – especially mini baked goods (or mini chocolate chips!). They are just oh so cute, thus automatically taste better Winking smile Okay…so maybe that’s a little weird, but humor me a little.

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So football season is here which normally means one thing – lots of dips and appetizers! I brought this dip to a fantasy football draft party (my first ever!) and it was a huge hit! I am pretty sure it was the first thing to be completely eaten. I think my friend Ross may have tried to lick the bowl if his wife would have let him Winking smileCookieDoughDip3

I’d say one of the best parts is that its suuuper easy to throw together and tastes pretty impressive (I see this being really great for the holiday season…). Plus you can dip basically anything in it and it tastes great. I served it with a bunch of different stuff like graham crackers, pretzels, Nilla wafers and animal crackers. But I wouldn’t judge you if you decided to shovel it into your mouth with your fingers. In my world that’s totally normal.

Cookie Dough Dip
 
Serves: 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cups mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to bubble. Set aside to cool, and whisk in vanilla.
  2. Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds, until well combined and smooth. Add in salt. With mixer on low speed, slowly pour in brown sugar and butter mixture. Mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips with a spatula.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with additional mini chocolate chips if desired. Serve with fruit, cookies, crackers, pretzels
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

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Comments

  1. says

    boys never understand cute animals. they totally shoot down our excitement! i LOVE this dip! it looks so perfect and worthy of my finger to be sticking in! haha
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    • says

      Right?! It’s such a disappointment when they don’t get it and there is no one else to share the cuteness with ;)

    • says

      Hi Viktoriya! You totally should – you’ll be surprised how simple it is and how much everyone is impressed by it :)

    • says

      Yes!!! Stephanie I am so glad your with me on the baby animal thing :)

  2. says

    I don’t think I should make this…. My favorite thing in the world is raw cookie dough… I can limit myself to one or two spoonfuls of raw cookie dough by knowing I shouldn’t be devouring raw eggs but this dip would be dangerous.
    Brittany – Life of a Bama Girl recently posted..Fresh Strawberry Lime SodaMy Profile

    • says

      You’ll definitely have some trouble resisting it Brittany! Make it to bring along to a gathering – but do it like 30 min before you leave so there isn’t time to do too much damage ;)

    • says

      Haha! Jessica I am so glad I’m not the only one that thinks that spoonfuls of dip are the most effective route ;)

  3. says

    Finally getting caught up on my Google Reader and I have to say…yum! I think this would be perfect for a baby shower I have coming up (not mine, LOL). I bet the mama to be would love this, she’s totally into sweets right now.

    Also, so your post about your bike crash. So glad you were wearing a helmet and such, that sounded scary! Glad you’re ok!

    • says

      Thanks Heather :) Yeah, this would be great for a baby shower!

    • says

      Hi Liz! It’s quite tasty – definitely worth a taste..or two ;)

  4. says

    Okay, so i just looked through the baby/cute animal post + basically died from cuteness. I did not last long before AWWWing. So adorable! And this cookie dough dip? also makes me want to ooh + ahh. for real – it looks amazing!
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    • says

      That’s awesome Amy! I am so glad I wasn’t alone in my Awwing over the animals :) They are just too much for me to handle!

    • says

      Hi Lisa!! I did a quick calculation using an online tool and it looks like it’s about 200 calories for a 2 tablespoon serving – a little outrageous but well worth the indulgence! I am sure you could probably cut that in half by using reduced fat cream cheese and butter/sugar substitutes, but I can’t guarantee it will taste as delicious at the original ;)

    • says

      Thanks Katie! The pretzels were my favorite thing to dip in it – the salty/sweet combo is my fav!

  5. Yum says

    Could this be made the day before? Once it reaches room temperature again, would it be the same consistency, do you know?

    • says

      Hi Yum – You could definitely make this the day before. I kept the left overs in the fridge then took it out to eat it the next day and it was as delicious as before! The consistancy should be the same once it’s at room temp. Enjoy!

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