Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cookie Dough Football Dip

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I think we can all agree, one of the best things about fall is the start of football season. Even if you don’t like the sport, everyone can appreciate the camaraderie among fans and delicious food at tailgates.

I’ve certainly made a lot of dips for game days, but surprisingly, I’ve never made one that was actually football-themed! I needed to change that. 

I've seen a lot of cheeseballs in the shape of footballs, but I wanted to do more of a dessert dip. As I was thinking about it, for some reason my mind went straight to cookie dough. I NEEDED to make a cookie dough dip.

I came up with a concoction that I thought would taste like cookie dough, and indeed it did! I only used Challenge butter and cream cheese of course. I prefer Challenge over every other brand because I know there are no hormones, additives, or fillers in their products.The taste is also superior to other brands because they use real cream.

The next stage of my plan was to mold the dip into a football. However, the dip was not firm enough to make any type of semi-spherical shape. So I refrigerated it for an hour and tried again. Nope. So I refrigerated it for 3 hours. Still nope.

I was pretty frustrated. It tasted delicious, and I definitely didn’t want to scrap the recipe. So I improvised. I spread it on a piece of plastic wrap and shaped it into something that resembled a football. But it needed a little something more, so I improvised once again and dyed shredded coconut green with food coloring by shaking it up in a plastic bag. I spread spread the coconut along the sides of the dip, and after adding a little melted white chocolate for the laces, it definitely looked like a football!

I wanted to tell you that long story about my dip struggles because it just goes to show that the internet can be deceiving. We only ever see everyone’s best pictures, and never the struggles and the mistakes that occurred before the picture was posted.  So even though this dip didn’t turn out the way I originally imagined, it was still delicious and cute.

Cookie Dough Football Dip
  • 8 ounces Challenge cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Challenge butter 
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup shredded Coconut, green food coloring (if desired)
  1. Use mixer to combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth. 
  2. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.
  3. Lay piece of plastic wrap on plate or platter. Dump dip onto plastic wrap and shape it so it looks like a football.
  4. Completely cover dip with remaining chocolate chips.
  5. Use melted white chocolate to draw on football laces
  6. Combine shredded coconut and a few drops of green food coloring in plastic bag and shake until coconut turns green
  7. Spread the coconut along the edges of the football so it looks like grass and chill until ready to serve
  8. I recommend serving it with pretzels or Vanilla Wafers.

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