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Cookie Butter Dip with Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips

Have you heard of dessert dip? I hadn't, until my Pinterest feed became overrun with all manner of recipes for just that, not that long ago.

Seems I had some catching up to do, as the array of sweet dips out there is nothing short of mind-boggling:

Cookies and Cream. S'mores. Tiramisu. Funfetti (of course).

I could go on and on.

And I totally get the appeal. They all whip up in the mixer or food processor in about 5 minutes, yield enough to serve a crowd and work with pretty much anything you can think to dip!

I decided to make up for lost time, and started with one of my favorite sweets—speculoos cookies!

Just like a proper dessert dip, this one has just a handful of ingredients, and comes together in about five minutes.

Of course, you can serve this up with any of your favorite "dippers"—apple slices, pretzel sticks, animal crackers. But I couldn't resist pairing this dip with some delicious (and easy!) homemade cinnamon-sugar pita chips!

Better late than never, right?

RECIPE: Cookie Butter Dip

Yields: about 1 ½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup cookie butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a mixer, beat until light, fluffy and well-blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

RECIPE: Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips

Yields: 4 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 pitas, each cut into 8 wedges

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Brush pita wedges with a bit of melted butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Images via Sheri Silver

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