Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip


Lou Foglia

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

By Arts & Culture Reporter


1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

8-ounce package mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


Melt butter in a small saucepan. Heat for one minute and whisk brown sugar in until dissolved. Add vanilla.

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl until creamy.

Add brown sugar mixture, folding in until combined.

Toss in chocolate chips and Reese’s Cups.

Refrigerate until cool or serve as is.

Dip in some pretzels or cookies and enjoy.

When I saw my name on the list for this week’s recipe, I was like, “Oh no! I haven’t bought groceries in forever.” Luckily, I am friends with a lot of Southern girls on Facebook, and let me tell you, Pinterest is definitely worth the hype.

I had never used Pinterest before, but after finding this terrific recipe for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip, I may consider it—probably not, though.

As I was whipping up this recipe, it brought me back to when I’d bake cookies with my mom and pop. The recipe is great for dessert or even a casual coffee talk with the gals. 

In all honesty, I don’t even own a bowl, so make sure you have that before you begin. After you place all of your ingredients on the  counter, it is time to get your Guy Fieri on and claim your one-way ticket to Flavor Town.

Be sure all the ingredients are correct—even buying regular sugar instead of powdered sugar can ruin it. 

Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Heat for a minute and mix in the brown sugar until dissolved. Turn off the heat so the butter does not burn. Mix in vanilla extract to give it that sweetness. Cool the mix until it reaches room temperature. Stick your finger in and if the mix does not give you second-degree burns, it should be ready.

Next, dump the cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter into a mixing bowl and beat until it is smooth. This should take no longer than four or five minutes.

Place the butter and sugar mixture into the large bowl and mix until it is completely smooth. Put as many chocolate chips and mini Reese’s peanut butter cups into the dip as your heart desires.

Finally, place the dip in the refrigerator or serve immediately with either cookies or pretzels.

This will bring back memories of Easy Bake Ovens and bellyaches from too much cookie dough—only this will not give you salmonella.