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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
Cookies and Cream. S'mores. Tiramisu. Funfetti (of course).
I could go on and
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
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
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup cookie
3/4 cup brown sugar
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
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 pitas, each cut into 8 wedges
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
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.