Friday, June 17, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dip

I am still attempting to use up cream cheese I snagged at a great price over Easter.  I had one last block of cheese laughing and taunting at me from the fridge.  I wanted an easy snack that didn't require turning on the oven.  Hopefully, the heat will dry up some of this flooding along the Missouri River and not stir up another storm.

Here's a recipe that could easily be adapted for a cheese ball, but I am going to attempt to make trifles using this as the filling.  I have also toyed with the idea of freezing it into small balls and using it in ice cream-  do you think it might pass for "cookie dough"?

I serve this treat with graham crackers and the kids lick all the dip before they eat the crackers.  It must have won their approval.   I get 8 tongues up from the table!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dip
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 T. brown sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)

Mix softened cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until creamy.  Slowly add sugars until blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Refrigerate immediately and serve with vanilla wafers and graham crackers.