I have this little flaw, and it’s called impatience.
Okay, it’s a huge flaw. Massive. Enormous.
I attribute this to growing up in the internet generation and getting everything likerightthisverysecond. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?
So, last night when I decided to add different ingredients to the original cookie dough dip, I was planning on waiting until later in the week to share. A sweet Christmas present, if you wish. Plus, I have a handful of savory appetizers to share!
Instead of cooking dinner, I belted “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” eight times until I got the perfect, whiny voice. I heard it once on Sunday and it hasn’t left my head since. Then I mixed up the three new flavors of cookie dough dip and ate 16 animal crackers and four spoonfuls of it for dinner.
And grew more impatient by the second, so much so that my finger was pulsating over the publish button at 8:45.
But all good things come to those who wait. Even if it’s only 12 hours.
For instance… peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough dip.
And double chocolate fudge cookie dough dip.
Even creamy snickerdoodle cookie dough dip. That really tastes like snickerdoodles!
I wish I could pick a favorite. You’d probably get a quicker response out of asking me what my favorite song is.
Except right now it’s that stupid hippopotamus song.
I started by making a normal-sized batch of cookie dough dip, then separated the mixture into three equal parts – going a little heavy-handed on the snickerdoodle dip portion since it wouldn’t have any extras added in like peanut butter or cocoa powder. Each flavor ended up with about three-quarters of a cup of dip.
The snickerdoodle dip actually tastes like snickerdoodle dough. I dubbed it the best dip ever.
But then I tried the peanut butter combination, which literally is exactly like peanut butter cookie dough. Maybe it’s my favorite?
I’m quite indecisive, but it’s with good reason. Here’s a plan: you make all three dips then report back on which is the best. It is a difficult task, but someone has to do it.
Start with one batch of cookie dough dip and divide it into three equal parts.
For Snickerdoodle Dough Dip: add 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon (or 2 tablespoons cinnamon for a full batch)
For Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip: add 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or 1/2 cups for a full batch)
Now, who’s getting me a hippopotamus for Christmas? I think it’s the only thing that will get this song out of my head.