Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Spice Cookies & Pumpkin Dip

(The recipe is below.)
So, here's the finish on the spice cookies. Remember the dough from yesterday?
This morning it was very firm. I rolled it into small balls, and rolled them lightly in sugar.
Put them straight on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake them at 375 for about 8 minutes. Don't let them get too dark.

They'll flatten, crackle open, and look something like this:
Then the fun starts! You must eat them with the pumpkin dip. The combination is soooo delectable.

Okay. Remember -- I haven't tasted one of these for about 8 years. Will it be as wonderful as I remember? Will it?
Oh yeah.

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip
(yields 20 dozen small cookies)

1 1/2 cups margarine, crisco or butter (I used butter, which gives a chewier cookie.)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon each of ground ginger and cloves
1 teaspoon salt
Additional sugar for rolling dough in balls

Cream butter & sugar first. Add eggs, molasses and dry ingredients. Mix well. Refrigerate overnight or as long as you can stand to. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.

Pumpkin Dip
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 can (18 oz) pumpkin pie mix (I couldn't find an 18 oz can, and I didn't want the mix anyway, so I used regular canned pumpkin, and added more spices, including nutmeg and allspice, plus a little sugar and some heavy cream.)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Soften the cream cheese. Add pumpkin and spices and sugars. Cream very well until smooth. Serve with cookies -- it's yummy to dip them, but you can also place a dollop of dip on each cookie before eating. Refrigerate any dip you don't use immediately.


  1. anquOh my goodness! Those look delicious!! Thanks for posting the recipe. Can't wait to try it out! I even copied it and sent it to a few friends!

  2. Thanks, ladies! Please do spread the autumn cheer, Lori!! :) This is a recipe worth having in your book, plus it's fancy enough (with the dip) to take to a party, etc.

  3. Mmmm..... your blog always does something to me... :-)

  4. I've never heard of dip for cookies, but with all these good flavors, how could you go wrong?


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