Who doesn't love eating raw cookie dough by the spoonful? I think one of the best parts of making cookies is getting to taste the dough before it is baked. I remember sneaking spoonful after spoonful of cookie dough when I was little while my mom was making cookies, I just couldn't help myself! I also love tasting spoonfuls of brownie batter and cake batter, and two of my favorite ice cream flavors are cake batter ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough. One time, Dairy Queen even had a brownie batter blizzard! Yummy! Cake batter ice cream and brownie batter ice cream are on my list of things to make.
When I saw this recipe two times in one week I knew I had to give it a try! And this turned out to be one seriously delicious and addicting dip! Doesn't it look exactly like cookie dough? It was so delicious that it was literally devoured in about 5 minutes by some of my cousins! It is so rich and sweet, creamy and smooth, and has a great caramelly brown sugar flavor that you get from cookie dough. It is studded with adorable mini chocolate chips and mini M&M's. This dip is so fun and playful and perfect for any occasion, dessert, or for just just eating by the spoonful to satisfy a cookie dough craving! It takes no time to whip up and there are endless dipper possibilites to choose from. I served the dip with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate covered graham crackers, which was the favorite dipper choice by far! I also think it would also be tasty with oreos, teddy grahams, Nilla wafers, pretzals, chocolate covered pretzals, and mini brownie chunks. I am definetly going to try it sandwhiched between two soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies and as a frosting for fudgey brownies, kind of like these brownies that I really enjoyed. I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Brown Eyed Baker, and then I also saw it here, on How Sweet It Is, who took this dip to another level by creating three other fabulous cookie dough dip flavors! Her Cookie Dough Dip Trio includes Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter, and Double Chocolate Fudge, which is the one I want to try next. Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Dough Dip: (adapted from Brown Eyed Baker)
-1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
-1/3 cup brown sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
-1/4 cup mini M&M's
1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously, until the brown sugar dissolves.
2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract, and set aside to cool.
3. Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar for 1 minute.
4. Slowly beat in the cooled butter mixture and beat again for another minute.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M's.
6. Pour into a serving bowl and refrigerate.
7. Garnish with additional chocolate chips and M&M's, if desired.
Serve with graham crackers, chocolate covered graham crackers, Nilla wafers, marshmallows, Oreos, mini brownies, teddy grahams, etc., anything you want!
**NOTE: after refrigerating the dip, it will be pretty solid and un-dippable so make sure to remove it from the refrigerator about 15-30 minutes before serving it, so it has time to soften up.