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Wisconsin Mascarpone Cookie Cannoli Dip

January 31st, 2013

by Wisconsin Cheese

Rich, buttery and just a little sweet, Wisconsin Mascarpone is the secret to many creamy desserts, but it can also transform savory dishes into something luxurious and unforgettable. We love the versatility of this creamy, luscious cheese.

The perfect gift for that special someone this February, or a delicious, crowd-pleasing snack at your game day gathering – whip up a batch of Cannoli Cookie Dip and serve with vanilla wafers. Is it a dessert? Is it a dip? It’s both! And it will disappear before you know it.

Cannoli Cookie Dip

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
8 ounces Wisconsin Mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped

In a medium-sized bowl, combine sugar, 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and Mascarpone.

Transfer to serving dish and top with pistachios and remaining chocolate chips.* Serve with vanilla wafers.

*To serve as a cheese ball, transfer sugar, chocolate chip and Mascarpone mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap well and form into a ball shape. Freeze for at 1 hour. Remove cheese ball from freezer, remove plastic wrap and roll in pistachios and remaining chocolate chips. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Find more simple ways to use Mascarpone in the winter issue of Grate. Pair. Share.

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