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.

5 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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

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

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