Potluck Favorite: Cookie Dough Dip

Years ago, I discovered cookie dough dip on Pinterest (because of course Pinterest is all over something as amazing as cookie dough dip). Since then, I’ve been spoiling my friends by making it for picnics and potlucks galore.

Since today is my office’s Thanksgiving potluck lunch, I of course had to make my go-to potluck dish! Now I know what you are thinking - cookie dough is not exactly typical thanksgiving food. Point taken. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the signup sheet, people had already claimed all of the pumpkin, cranberry and pecan options so I found an open spot under the appetizers tab and claimed it. I’ve gotten some push back for signing up for an appetizer and then volunteering cookie dough dip but I think once they try it, people will understand that this stuff is so good it needs to be eaten throughout the entire meal, not just saved for dessert.

Best enjoyed on top of salty pretzels, this dip is incredibly easy to make. After having had one of those weekends where no recipe goes exactly as planned, it was nice to end on a high note Sunday night with this dip. And since I’ve started spinning again, I felt way less guilty snacking on it (to make sure my coworkers will like it of course) than I probably should have. I’m okay with SoulCycle owning my soul if it means I can snack on sweets all day. That’s how it works right?

Do you have a go-to potluck dish?

Ingredients for Cookie Dough Balls

  • 6 Tablespoons of butter, softened
  • ½ Cup (100g) brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup (125g) flour
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup mini chocolate chips

Ingredients for Dip

  • 8 Oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ Cup butter
  • ⅓ Cup (40g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ Cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ Cup mini chocolate chips

Recipe (adapted from a recipe by Taste and Tell)

  • Start with the cookie dough balls - In a medium-sized bowl, cream the butter and sugars  together
  • Beat in the vanilla
  • Gently mix in the flour and salt, followed by the chocolate chips
  • Using clean hands, roll the dough into balls of 1 inch diameter and set aside
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and sugars for the dip
  • Mix in the vanilla and chocolate chips once creamy
  • Gently fold in the cookie dough balls