Monday, September 16, 2013

Cookie Butter Pretzel Dip

The delicious taste of cookie butter...in a sweet and creamy dip! Perfect for dipping pretzels, crackers, apples, or cookies....or just eating by the spoonful!


I am always curious about what my kids will take away from me being a food blogger.....a love of trying new things? An interest in coming up with their own recipes? An appreciation for the beauty of food? An understanding of the way flavors work together? Or....on the flip side....maybe a Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter/Google+ addiction of their own?? There's no telling how all the hours I spend baking, cooking, sampling, photographing, and posting recipes will affect them....or if it will affect them in any real way. What I do know is that, for now, they are definitely interested in what is going on in our kitchen.

 

Especially Nora. And especially when there's a chance she can help herself to a taste of it! Every time....without fail....the moment the food is done and I'm ready to start taking pictures of it, she's there! She climbs right up on to the table or the counter or the stool, gives me a little look, and reaches her little fingers right over to grab whatever it is she has her eye on. Sometimes I catch her mid-reach and am able to distract her while I get the shots....but other times, it's not quite as easy.



Case in point: this Cookie Butter Pretzel Dip. Nora was a maniac with this stuff! Those pretzels....all smeared with dip and laying in the middle of my photo shoot? Nora!


That tiny little hand, sticking a pretzel into the dip to see if it will stand up? Nora!


She was really excited when she got two to stand up at once....check out her little fingers pointing at the finished product. Yep....all Nora.



The problem is....how do I say no to that adorable face?? I can't!!! At least not all the time. Because the LAST thing I need is for my kids' memories of me as a food blogger to all be negative! So....every now and then....I decide to just say yes. To trying the dough, to licking the beaters, to sticking their fingers in the frosting, and even to ruining my set-up. In the long run, I figure, it'll be worth it. And in the short run, I get some pretty adorable pictures of my kiddos in action. To be fair....how can I expect Nora to stay away from cookie butter when I can't even stay away from it, myself? I can't! So instead, I think I'll be stocking up pretzel sticks and calling it a wrap. And Nora and I can sit and enjoy our dip together.....if she's willing to share, that is :)


Cookie Butter Pretzel Dip
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. cookie butter or Biscoff spread
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve with pretzels, crackers, apple slices, or your favorite dippers!

Enjoy!


Looking for more recipes that use Cookie Butter? Check out a few of my favorites:





I originally posted this recipe at Or So She Says.

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13 comments :

  1. Oh, yum! This looks divine! I can't wait to try this. I bet it would be good on apples too!

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  2. This looks so yummy and your daughter? So sweet! Love that photo!

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  3. That looks so nice, I could eat that right now! Nora is so cute by the way. : )

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  4. Cute!!! She's adorable! And no, you cannot say no to that face! Really who can blamer Cathy? You make amazing food! My kids (and me) would be all over this cookie butter dip too!

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  5. Yummy! This looks and sounds so good. But, seriously, how cute is that little girl?! So adorable.

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  6. I have never tried cookie butter! I'll have to try it if Nora loves it that much:)

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  7. My kids love cookie butter - I'll have to try this one for them too!
    Thanks!

    Sam
    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

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  8. You are KILLING me this week! I want to eat everything on your blog! Especially this. I dip pretzels in cookie butter for an afternoon snack ALL the time. This dip sounds perfect for me! ;)

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  9. What is with you guys and Cookie Butter?! I want to shove my face in this!

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  10. This looks wonderful. I have cookie butter in my pantry so this is now on the agenda for this weekend. Thanks!

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  11. Oh my gosh those cute little baby pudge fingers are precious!!! I'd be all up in the Cookie Butter Pretzel Dip, too! This looks ahmayzing! So glad you shared this at Saturday Night Fever -- be sure to check back next Saturday to see if you were featured (and duh, to bring more good stuff!). Thanks for a gorgeous & delicious simple recipe!

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  12. OMG I have the same problems with my kids wanting to eat everything I'm trying to take pictures of! Nora is so dang cute!! Honestly, that dip looks absolutely amazing! Love it!

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