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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

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Oh yes, that’s what I said. My worlds are colliding, right here on the kitchen table.

I had seen this around. At first I thought it a little over the top. But really, who am I kidding? I eat cookie dough. I love cookie dough. I like dipping things (who doesn’t?), and most kids I know agree. If you like chocolate chip cookies in their raw state, you’ll be dipping into this, too. It’s a special occasion way to serve fruit, to be sure – like a bite of fruit and a bite of cheescakey chocolate chip cookie, all at once.

The original (although I’ve seen it a few places) calls for a half cup of butter, which I did think was a little over the top – you really don’t miss it. For a more streamlined version, dissolve a heaping spoonful of brown sugar into a cup of sour cream, then fold it into a beaten package of cream cheese. Stir in the chocolate. Voila.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 8 oz tub spreadable cream cheese (regular or light)
1/4 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)
1 cup sour cream or whipped cream (optional)
1/2 cup mini or chopped chocolate chips

In a small saucepan or a bowl in the microwave, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla; set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the brown sugar mixture, then stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a few for garnish, if you like. Fold in the sour cream or whipped cream, if you want it extra creamy.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until you’re ready for it. (It will get firmer once chilled, so let it come back to room temperature before serving.) Serve with sliced fruit for dipping.

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