Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dip & Done

I went to an organization's potluck on Wednesday night and since it was a potluck, we all signed up to bring different things. What a great exam breaker! It was held by two friends at their ADORABLE home and another friend did all the cooking! We ate yummy bacon-wrapped, feta-stuffed pork tenderloin and all the side dishes that everyone brought including two types of stuffing, salad, two kinds of roasted potatoes, and not to mention all the appetizers and desserts!

I brought two dips from Pinterest to the potluck:
Cheddar Bacon Dip
16 oz sour cream
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
3 oz bacon bits (from a bag, NOT bacos)
1 c shredded cheddar

I ended up doubling the recipe to suit the large group but we had TONS of leftovers that we were able to eat until yesterday. I served it with tortilla chips and pretzels and preferred it with the pretzels!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar (I used light)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla (I skipped this)
1 c chocolate chips
I c toffee bits (I skipped this)

Impatient me over here didn't let either the cream cheese or butter soften properly so this was a tad difficult to make for me. My poor mixer was on major overdrive trying to whip stiff cream cheese and butter. Also, this is best served after letting it sit out for about 1/2 an hour or so. Once it's soft it tastes better. We also found that it didn't really taste like chocolate chip cookie dough anyway, MUCH more like a cannoli filling! I doubled this recipe as well and it was a good size, but we still had plenty of leftovers.

Have any great potluck recipes that you like? Any go-to recipes?



Virginia said...

I've been wanting to make that chocolate chip dip but I have no excuse to! Sounds so yummy but I wondered if it really would taste like cookie dough..good to know! Virginia

Legal Preppy said...

Oh that chocolate chip cookie dough dip looks soo yummy. Though I'm not sure I'd want to share it with anyone else. xo, LP

Beth Dunn said...


Pink, Green, and Southern said...

I made the chocolate chip dip last Christmas. It's so good! I'm definately going to have to try the cheddar dip though.

Emily said...

Oh my word, chocolate chip cookie dough dip? That sounds amazing!

xx Emily @

Hannah said...

Both dips sound delicious!!


MTM said...

I am a huge chocolate chip cookie dough fan, and since I guess its not normally acceptable to plop some cookie dough out and call it an hor dourve this is a great idea :) thanks for sharing!