Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cookie Dough Dip

When Jessica posted a recipe for Cookie Dough Dip, I knew it would only be a matter of time before I had no choice but to make it.  

The time has come my friends ...

I present you with 3 different cookie dough dips:

Snicker Doodle

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Double Chocolate

I will be taking these dips to share with my colleagues tomorrow.  I am going to serve them with strawberries and Teddy Grahams.  

Cookie Dough Dips
makes about 3 cups
(Adapted Slightly from How Sweet Eats)

1 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to bubble. Set aside to cool, and whisk in vanilla.  Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds. With mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture. Mix until combined. 

Separate the mixture into 3 dishes and add in any combination of the following (to taste)
  • Cinnamon (about 1 T for a third of the mixture will make snicker doodle/cinnamon bun tasting dip)
  • PB
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Etc. Etc.
Dip the following into the dips: fruit, Teddy Grahams, animal crackers, fingers, etc..

Last night after my tasty coq au vin dinner (I used white wine because that was what was open in the fridge from a risotto recipe), I enjoyed some fruit for dessert.

I then stayed up until midnight so that I could register for classes at the exact millisecond that the clock turned over from 11:59 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (00:00).  Registration is so competitive for the Masters program that I am in, that one must register in this exact minuscule time frame or risk not getting in to one's required courses.

Luckily I got in to the classes that I need, although I was exhausted and trying to pry my eyes open.  I will no longer have to register for classes for my program, as I have registered for the final 4 classes in my program (2 in spring/summer and 2 in fall). 

This morning called for some extra caffeine.  I made mocha oats with 3/4 cup coffee, 1/4 cup chocolate almond breeze, 1/2 cup oats, chocolate chips and PB.  I had a cup of coffee and some water too.

Lunch was leftover white wine coq au vin and some strawberries.

This evening the hubby made supper while I was coaching a b-ball game.  He made sweet and sour meatballs with rice Dessert was an orange and a couple of the BEST chocolates in the world (a late part of my v-day gift from the hubby).

If you live in Canada, Oregon or Illinois, and have never had Bernard Callebaut chocolate, please remedy this situation immediately.  Thank you.

What higher quality food item have you had that has ruined all others that try to compare?
Are you a chocolate snob?  Wine snob?  Cheese snob?  Some other type of food/drink snob?
Tell me the tales of your food snobbery!

I will eat "cheap" or lower quality chocolate ... but NOTHING can compare to Bernard.  If you think something can, prove it (AKA - please send me free chocolate).


Amber said...

Ooooh those cookie dough dips sound ESPECIALLY delish! I made one with chickpeas a few weeks ago and while it was really good, it wasn't quite sweet enough for my sweet tooth ;) I will have to try these recipes soon!

Also I have never had those chocolates before, but clearly I have to try them :)

Anonymous said...

Bernard Callebaut's chocolate-covered pretzels are my favorite treat in the entire world!!

Averie said...

omg Jolene!!! this is the best post since sliced bread, thank you, and I am ssoooooo bookmarking this one!!!


Simply Life said...

oh that dip looks dangerously good!

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

Jolene...I just can't even formulate a comment on how delicious these sound. All I know is that I have to try them out ASAP!

winkingannie said...

Oh, those dips sound delicious!

Allison @ Food For Healing said...

those cookie dough dips look gooood. i want to eat cookie dough now and its only 8am haha
bernard is some of the best chocolate

Kat said...

Oh.My.Heavens those dips are to die for!! Totally making those babies for my next party!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I would eat these straight from the bowls...no dippers needed! lol

Kacy said...

I'm a coffee snob. I just can't drink the bad stuff.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh yum, those chocolates look divine! I will have to buy some next time I am in IL. Looks delish.

I can't think of anything that I am a 'food snob' about. I don't have that well of a developed pallette, so spending alot of money on fine cheese & wine is a waste for me since I really don't know that i could tell the difference!

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Wow...I need to make these dips pronto! I'm imagining dipping a fresh strawberry into them!

Anonymous said...

I seriously need to make these dips! They look so good! ANd I definitely spoiled coffee with fancypants Starbucks drinks. Oops.

Losing in the City said...

the dips look so yummy... i must try the peanut butter chocolate.. i love anything with PB...i'm a cheese snob.. although, once in awhile i will have a Kraft slice of cheese for a quick sandwich, i love great cheese..

Stephanie said...

Those cookie dough dips sound DANGEROUS. Mainly 'cause I'd just dip my finger, over and over and over again. I'll have to try this at my next party! (the recipe, not the finger-dipping)

Anonymous said...

can't believe how competitive it is to register for classes!! not here in the US :) hahaha. I turn my nose up towards NON gourmet pb!! hahaha

Andrea @ Vegvacious said...

I made Jessica's cookie dough dip for our Christmas party and it was a HUGE hit. I would suggest that you leave it all at work because the leftovers are good enough to eat with a spoon...um, not that I would know or anything :-)