Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip Recipe
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Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip Recipe

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My husband and two kids are sure to eat the first dozen of these cookies, warm from the oven, before the next tray is even done. A co-worker gave me the recipe for the pumpkin dip, which everyone loves with the cookies. —Kelly McNeal, Derby, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
MAKES:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + chilling
MAKES: 80 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional granulated sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 108 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. Combine next six ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill overnight.
  2. Shape into 1/2-in. balls; roll in additional sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until edges begin to brown, about 6 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  3. For dip, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in pumpkin pie mix. Add confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and ginger; mix well. Serve with cookies. Refrigerate leftover dip. Yield: about 20 dozen (3 cups dip).
Originally published as Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p25

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juliesinfort User ID: 3418575 238664
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I love these!!!!! The dip too!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 7155259 218766
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"These cookies are amazing, and the dip is good too. I make them often without the dip and my family loves them. Definitely a keeper!"

moosetracker User ID: 1842682 216888
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Made these for the holidays, as I thought the dip would add class to a cookie dessert. Didn't need the dip.. Everyone loved the cookie on it's own, and I had lots of dip left over.. Next time I think I will pass on the dip, although I personally had the dip and it was good."

luvz2bake68 User ID: 8172109 215411
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"I've been making these during the holidays for about 5 yrs but I,(somehow!!), lost my recipe. I've been frantically searching the internet--the other recipes I found were similar but not quite right ... until I saw this one. Thank you for sharing! These cookies & dip are AMAZING. TIP: to keep the dip from being lumpy (from the cream cheese) make sure your ingredients are room temp. Any colder and you might have lumps - you want your cream cheese to be nice and soft. I've even microwaved mine for a few seconds, (no more), to make certain it was very mushy. Once the dip is mixed well you can refrigerate it with no problems."

randcbruns User ID: 828588 8606
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Love these cookies by themselves and the dip takes them over the top. This is always great for holiday gatherings. YUMMY!"

wyogirl14 User ID: 8097428 8208
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"The dip should be 1 cup not two of the pumpkin pie filling otherwise the consistency is too runny and the cream cheese is lumpy."

Mel48 User ID: 7872198 8498
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"I made these cookies without the Pumpkin Dip. They got raves from everyone!"

pumuki User ID: 8061425 8493
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Fantastic and easy to make. Thanks for sharing"

jgbex1 User ID: 5795516 9023
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Very good. Took these to a party. Everyone loved it."

LeslieH User ID: 191346 7660
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014 Edited Oct. 12, 2014

"A really nice tasting cookie! I found the dough quite soft to work with but still doable. The dip is nice, but maybe a pinch of cloves would have gave it a nice zing. Day 2: Took these to work today. Everyone raved about these cookies. The dip thickened in the fridge overnight and the flavours blended nicely together."

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