Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What a Great Idea!! Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball....

Do I really need to say anymore?

I feel bad because I didn't get this to you before the holiday.

The recipe is here now, save it, file it, place it in a safe, a fire-proof box, and mark it holiday for next year.

When you take this to a gathering, you will be known as the king of all (food) creations.

No lie!!

You will see guests' eyes rolling back in their heads, jumping up and down, and they will be hiding the crackers so they don't have to share.

I found this recipe at My Kitchen Cafe.

Make sure you head over there and check out the amazing foods that are available.

I have never been disappointed. Thank you Mel!!

You can also find the My Kitchen Cafe blog button <------ over there at the left of your screen.

The ingredients are very simple.

And they are possibly ingredients that you keep on hand.

I added chopped walnuts when I added the chocolate chips.

I scraped off the spatula with every intention of adding the glob back in the bowl.....

Ha, yeah right!!

Where do you think that glob ended up?

Every good chef (I consider myself a good chef) taste-tests their food.

After I mixed everything together, I covered the dish with plastic wrap and placed it in the frig.

The ingredients have to chill for at least 2 hours.

When my two hours were up, I formed the mixture into a ball and rolled it in snickerdoodle cookie crumbs.

Instead of using a shallow bowl, I poured a trail of crumbs on a piece of foil. It was pretty easy to roll the ball that way. You will want to spray your hands lightly with cooking spray before beginning. The mixture is kind of sticky.

You can use crumbs of your choice (the edible ones, not family members).

Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1 c. mini chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. cookie crumbs for rolling (teddy grams, pecan sandy's, snickerdoodles, any kind of hard cookie that will crumb nicely)
Graham crackers, pretzels (very good), apples, or whatever you want to use for dipping, spreading, devouring, etc...

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar and brown sugar until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Sprinkle the crushed cookie crumbs on a piece of foil. Lightly grease hands with cooking spray. Mold the cheese mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the cookie crumbs until completely covered.
Place the cheese ball on a serving platter, cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator until serving time.

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

"Not everything can be fixed in the click of a mouse. Really good things take time."

~ Marcia Swearingen~

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful and entertaining!!! I Love it!

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  2. YUM-OOO! What a great sounding recipe. And I love your idea for rolling it in the crumbs (& your silly comment too=) Thanks bunches for sharing -

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  3. Yum! I make a version of this, but I call it my chocolate cheese ball. Basically same ingredients + a little cocoa powder for color and then I roll it in mini chips and chopped pecans. I started printing out recipe cards to take along with me because SO MANY people would ask for the recipe! I'll have to try the snickerdoodles!

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  4. Oh, and I use graham crackers for dipping!

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  5. I made a version of this for New Year's Eve! It is so so good. Mine was a little less healthy though. I read on My Kitchen Cafe how she took out the butter...I definitely left it in :)

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  6. Yum! I absolutely love cookie dough cheeseballs in college my roomie use to make them all the time and we dipped graham cracker sticks into them.

    xo

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