Gingersnaps with Pumpkin Dip

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I'm a real sucker for falltime desserts, which is why this combination caught my eye at a wedding reception I attended recently. This sweet pumpkin dip is a perfect complement to the soft, spicy gingersnap. It's also great on apples, graham crackers, and Wheat Thins.


Gingersnaps with Pumpkin Dip
from Karey

For Gingersnaps:
3/4 c. butter or shortening, or a combination
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom (optional, but encouraged!)
1/2 c. sugar, for rolling

For the dip:
1/2 c. pumpkin
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 - 1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter/shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg. Beat until smooth. Add sifted dry ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls, then roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 min.

Place all ingredients for the dip in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.

Dip to your heart's content!


Charlene November 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

looking forward to making these treats!

Lara November 12, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

Cami made these last night and they were all gobbled up by lunchtime today. Thanks for sharing a yummy and original recipe Karey! I've also used that dip as a spread and absolutely loved it as well!

Katy ~ November 12, 2009 at 7:22 PM  

These look insanely good. Gingersnaps and pumpkin, oh, wow. Is this like one of the perfect symbols of the season or what?!!

teresa November 13, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

mmmm, what a fun fall treat!

Kim November 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM  

I had a pumpkin dip a long time ago like this and it was delicious. I think she served it with graham crackers, but gingersnaps would be even better. Sounds great :D

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