Cookie Dough Appetizers


20 minutes






  • ½ cup Challenge Unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, tightly packed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips (I prefer to use a blend of mini and regular-sized semisweet chocolate chips)
  • 14 pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 cup dark chocolate melting wafers
  • sprinkles, for decoration (optional)


  • 1

    Combine butter and cream cheese in a medium sized bowl, stir until well-combined.

  • 2

    Add sugars and vanilla extract, stir well.

  • 3

    Sprinkle salt over batter and stir to combine.

  • 4

    Gradually stir in flour until completely combined.

  • 5

    Add chocolate chips and use a spatula to stir.

  • 6

    Scoop cookie dough by two teaspoons and roll into round balls.

  • 7

    Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and firmly insert a pretzel into the top of each ball.

  • 8

    Transfer to freezer, and chill for 15 minutes.

  • 9

    While cookie dough is chilling, prepare melting wafers (keeping the dark chocolate and white chocolate wafers in separate, small bowls) according to package instructions.

  • 10

    Retrieve cookie dough from freezer and, holding by the pretzel stick, dip each cookie dough bite in chocolate (I alternate between dipping in dark chocolate and white chocolate, for an even variety.)

  • 11

    Top with sprinkles immediately, while the chocolate is still wet.

  • 12

    Allow chocolate to harden, serve and enjoy! Keep uneaten cookie dough bites refrigerated in an airtight container.

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