Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Did you know that the Super Bowl is this Sunday?  Oh, you did?  Good, because that spares me a lot of time carrying on about football when there’s monster cookie dough dip to discuss.  I admit, I’m most interested in the Super Bowl when the New York Giants are involved but that clearly didn’t happen this season.  I’m still going to a Super Bowl party where I’ll watch to see which commercial I like best team becomes the NFL champions for the 2012 season and have a good time with friends.  Snow is in the forecast, and I’m hoping it doesn’t cause us to change our plans.  Although, if we have to change our plans I suppose the upside is that we get to keep this cookie dough dip for ourselves.

This takes all of the things you love about monster cookies and with the help of some cream cheese, turns them into a fun dessert dip.  It’s like eating all of the dough without baking a single cookie, and there’s no raw egg so it’s worry-free.  Everything comes together in one bowl, so there’s very little clean up which makes this perfect if you’re entertaining.  If you’re going to be a guest at someone else’s event, it travels well and there won’t be any leftovers to haul home when the party’s over.  As far as what items to use as a vehicle for getting this deliciousness into your mouth, I recommend animal crackers, graham crackers, ‘Nilla wafers, pretzels, or even fruit.  Feel free to add more peanut butter if you want more peanut butter flavor; I found that one cup did the trick.  If you want a thicker consistency, add more powdered sugar (obviously you can use less and have a thinner dip).  I used one and a half cups and found that gave me the right balance between “not runny” and “so thick I’m breaking all of my crackers trying to scoop this.”

monster cookie dough dip

Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 1/2-1 C. peanut butter (use more or less depending on flavor preference)
  • 1-2 C. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. oatmeal (or more if desired)
  • 1 12 oz. bag plain M&M’s
  • 1 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whisk the cream cheese, butter, and  peanut butter until smooth.

Add the powdered sugar, starting with 1 cup and mix until combined (add more powdered sugar as desired for a thicker dip).

Add the brown sugar, flour, and vanilla and mix to combine.

Check for flavor and add more peanut butter if desired, 1/4 cup at a time.

Add the oatmeal, M&M’s, and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Serve with items for dipping as suggested above.  If you made the dip especially thick, you may wish to provide a knife so guests can spread the dip instead of using the dipping items as a scoop.

Makes about 2 cups.

Source: adapted from Something Swanky

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