Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Dessert Dip and a Special Cookie GIVEAWAY


Yahoo!!! - another giveaway!  And what a perfect giveaway for the last week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies because it involves COOKIES!!!  A couple of weeks ago I was sent a lovely box full of treats from Tate's Bake Shop located in the Hampton's, NY.  THREE boxes of cookies and a fabulous cookbook from Tate's was included in that box....everything that you will receive if you WIN!  Yes, a package of 3 boxes of scrumptious kinds of cookies  (Oatmeal Raisin, White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut and  Chocolate Chip) AND a cookbook from Tate's Bake Shop in The Hampton's, NY  goes to the lucky winner of this giveaway.


The cookies were delicious!  The White Chocolate chip Macadamia and Chocolate Chip cookies are tender and sweet with a lovely crispness while the Oatmeal Raisin cookies just melted in my mouth with a softness that can not be resisted.


  And the cookbook is fabulous!  I can not wait to dive into the ear-tagged pages of recipes.  I want to make the White Chocolate Brownies, Raspberry Squares, Hermits, Double Peanut Chocolate Brownies and Toffee Pecan Cookies.....to name a few. ;-) Keep your eyes open for some of these recipes coming your way on my blog in the future.

Here are the rules....

1. All you have to do to enter to win this giveaway is leave a comment at the end of this post.  Tell me anything....what you did this morning, what your plans are for the holidays or even what your most favorite kind of holiday treat there is out there (whether it be a sweet baked goodie or something savory).

2. For an extra entry become a "fan" of Tate's Bakery page on Facebook - just be sure to leave another comment to let me know you have done so.

3. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents...I'm so sorry to all the foreigners!

4. A 15% off discount at Tate's online store is available up until the 31st of December.  Just enter "cookie" at the end of your purchase.

5. All entries will be accepted up until 12 midnight of Tuesday 12/21/10.  Winner will chosen with the help of random.org.
Now onto my last recipe for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies 2010....

Goodness it is the LAST week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!  How in the world did that happen so quickly?  Wowsers....time flies!  I have had so much fun with this baking group.  I have made many, many new friends, gained access to tons of fabulous blogs and recipes and I seriously can  not wait until next year to participate again!  Many, many thanks to April of Abby Sweets for organizing such a great baking group!



In honor of the last week of this fabulous baking group I would like to share with you a simple and oh-so-d'lish dessert dip called, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip.  I had seen this recipe floating around blog land recently and decided to try my hand at it when I came upon it at one of my very favorite food blogs, Brown Eyed Baker.

Brace yourself for this treat now.  It is super, super easy to whip together and will be a HUGE hit to everyone that dips into it.  They will be begging you for the recipe...yes, begging you. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
(recipe from the very talented, Brown Eyed Baker)




Ingredients:

1 stick butter (I used unsalted)

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 (80z.) package of cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt butter with brown sugar.  Stir constantly until the brown sugar has dissolved.   Remove from heat and then whisk in vanilla extract.  Set saucepan aside and cool.

2. Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar while butter/brown sugar mixture is cooling. 

3. Slowly beat in cooled butter/brown sugar mixture into the cream cheese mixture.  Beat for a full minute on medium speed then with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula gently stir in mini chocolate chips.

4. Pour dip into a serving bowl and refrigerate.  Garnish with more mini chips before serving if you wish.  Serve dip with cookies of your choice - graham cracker sticks or vanilla wafers go great with this dip!

YUM!  Enjoy to the fullest!


Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Making!

Week 12 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:

48 comments:

  1. 1. That dip looks FABULOUS. Forget the cookies--all I need is a spoon!

    2. My brother came home from his post in the Navy, and all he wanted to eat was spaghetti and meatballs. It's great to have him home for the holidays!

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  2. That dip really looks amazing. I could it eat by the bowlful (ahem, I mean spoonful of course).

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  3. Avril, you have had some great and wonderful goodies on your 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies series. Lots of treats to make for months to come, thanks. What we did today, we (Honey and I) went thrifting. Found more Santas for the mantle and a music box for granddaughter. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Tate's book. PS that dip looks tasty.

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  4. OHH so yummy.
    I love cookies and well I love making them I am always on the lookout for good recipes.

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  5. I love this dip! My hubby brought home the recipe from work a few years ago and asked me to make it for him. It's a winner!

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  6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip??? Are you serious??? Holy smokes! I've died and gone to heaven! I will be making this for sure this week! Thanks so much!!!!

    And yum on Tate's! I'm in =o)

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  7. I'm a fan of Tate's on FB! =o) crazybulldogs at comcast dot net

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  8. OMG Avril, that dip looks amazing. I've never seen anything like it. I'm not entering the giveaway (I'm Canadian) so I hope my posting a comment doesn't screw things up for you, lol. Just wanted to say hi and drool over your dip!

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  9. This cookie dip looks like so much fun. Talk about taking cookies to whole new level!
    The perfect giveaway too. ;)

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  10. that's fantastic! Those cookies look amazing.

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  11. Oh my god. That dip looks unreal. And how original. I can't enter the contest unfortunately as I live in Canada but I just had to leave a comment about that dip!

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  12. Sugar Cookies all the way...amazing!!
    cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

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  13. Fan of tates on facebook
    cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

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  14. My friend sent me some homemade chocolate truffles in the mail! Yum!

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  15. I also became a fan of Tate's on facebook!

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  16. I like peppermint and chocolate cookies!

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  17. Cookie dip! Where have you been all my life?! Love this, Avril! And thanks for a great giveaway!

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  18. and I'm a fan of Tate's on facebook!
    nhjayfeather01@gmail.com

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  19. I am a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!

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  20. I have to say that my favorite is the butterscotch pecan cookie from Tate's Bake Shop...but I can't find them anywhere. :(

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  21. I just had a cookie exchange yesterday, that recipe book would have been great to have.

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  22. I am a fan of Tate's on facebook

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  23. That chocolate chip cookie dip sure looks good!

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  24. Dang! I gotta make that dip! Also, have to try some of the other recipes!
    Fan of Tate's on facebook. lafrometa@yahoo.com

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  25. Eating Christmas cookies all day today =)

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  26. I'm already a fan of Tate's on FB - that is how I found you!

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  27. Today I have baked 20 dozen cookies...Molasses, Russian Tea Cakes, Chocolate Soho Globs, Shortbread and Peanut Butter Puddles.

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  28. Oh wow! My husband hates it when I eat raw cookie dough because of the eggs, I am definitely going to need to make this!

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  29. that dip looks splendid!! but i don't need any more sugar. woo boy, i have chocolate for breakfast and i'll be baking tonight so that will most likely be dinner as well ;)

    life is good!

    jpinnick86 AT gmail DOT com

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  30. i am a facebook fan of tate's

    jpinnick86 AT gmail DOT com

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  31. The dip looks awesome! And I need that cookbook!

    Great giveaway, thanks!

    The Bad Girl's Kitchen

    cowgirlmin07 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. And I'm a facebook fan of Tate's!

    The Bad Girl's Kitchen

    cowgirlmin07 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I came for the giveaway entry... I will stay for the yummy dip recipe. Sounds delicious. I think it will be on my buffet table Friday night!!

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  34. I love this! I will definitely be baking this soon!!

    oldfashionedsodafountain(at)gmail.com

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  35. Fan of Tate's on facebook! (Vanessa Pinto)

    oldfashionedsodafountain(at)gmail.com

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  36. I like Tate's Bake Shop on FB.

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  37. My favorite holiday treat is fruit mince pies.

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  38. I hope it's midnight PST!! Still, I must say my favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin. I LOVE any cookie though! I'm hoping to bake some sugar cookies with my son this week! (He's only 2, could get a bit messy!)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  39. "Like" Tate's Bakery on FB! (Ashley Reynolds)
    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

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  40. YUM. All I know is that I am hungry just reading about Tate's cookies. My goal is to allow myself a few treats this holiday season. It's been a rough year.

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  41. Man I'm glad I'm FINALLY going through my Reader. This dip looks amazingly awesome!!!

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