Take your love of raw cookie dough to a new level with this cookie dough dip. Made with peanut butter and Reese’s cup for all the peanut buter lovers out there.
Hard to believe that a year ago today I formally graduated with my PhD. Technically I acquired the title of “Dr.” 3 months prior in September when I defended my dissertation but December 13, 2013 is when I wore the fancy robe and got my giant degree (literally it’s huge). And today I am celebrating yet another graduation. No not another of my own (I haven’t been going to school in secret for the past year). My cousin Alex is graduating from Physician Assistant school!
To mark this momentous occasion I’ve decided to lay on some more news. Leading up to today, I have posted clues (1/2/3/4) on Twitter but no one tweeted any guesses. Either the clues were much too vague or no one saw them (I’m betting on the latter). I also dropped another hint on Thanksgiving when I commented about something I was looking forward to and a couple of you figured it out…
…what do you think?
I got a job! A real life, using-my-degree job. And the best part? It’s at Ohio State which means I am moving back to Columbus! Bring on the football! And the buckeyes! And oh wait, the cold weather. Guess I’ll have to put my northern skin back on after living in the south for 8 years. Whatever, totally worth it. I will even have a view of the stadium from one of the break rooms. Guess where I’ll be eating all my meals?
I’ve actually known about this job prospect since the end of September but haven’t said anything about it except to a few people because it took until just earlier this week for it to finally become a tangible thing. Technically I am still waiting for my official offer to come through but I drove up there last week (for the background check and to look at places to live – it was a whirlwind of 24 hours) and as of right now it’s just a matter of waiting for all the paperwork to go through. I will start early January which means after venturing up to Rochester for Christmas I’ll be moving to Columbus!
Ah!! So let’s eat peanut butter and chocolate to celebrate a different kind of PB+Choc Saturday – the moving back to the home of PB+Choc Buckeyes!
One year ago: My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Three years ago: Ron’s Chili
Four years ago: Oven-Fried Onion Rings
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIE DOUGH DIP
Makes approximately 2 cups
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup mini Reese’s pieces
3/4 cup chopped miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously, until the brown sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract and set aside to cool.
- Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, and confectioner’s sugar for 1 minute. Slowly beat in the cooled butter mixture and beat again for another minute. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into a serving bowl (garnish with additional chips, if you choose) and refrigerate.
- Remove 15-30 minutes before serving with Nilla wafers, pretzels, or graham crackers.
Source: Adapted from Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip.