Be the talk of your next get-together when you arrive with a Macadamia Cookie Dough Ball! Easier to make than it is to say, this sweetened, cream cheese-based cheese ball tastes like white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough with a tropical, toasted coconut twist. Serve on a platter surrounded by vanilla wafers and fresh fruit for a fun dip that will have everybody talking – and asking you for the recipe!
Macadamia Cookie Dough Ball
8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup (1 stick butter), at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
1 cup macadamia nuts, toasted, roughly chopped and divided
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
Vanilla wafers and fresh fruit
Cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time, adding brown sugar in the last batch. Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts then mix until combined.
Scoop mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap (may need to use 2 overlapping sheets) then form into a ball. Freeze for 2 hours or until firm enough to hold its shape. Mix together remaining chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, and coconut flakes in a large, shallow dish then remove ball from plastic wrap and roll to completely cover. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve, then serve with vanilla wafers and fresh fruit on a platter.
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