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Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip Recipe

Spice Cookies with Pumpkin Dip Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

3 cookies equals 108 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

""Soo yummieee

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

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

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!"

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."

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

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

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Fantastic and easy to make. Thanks for sharing"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

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

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."

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"The cookies are delicious with or without the dip, which is also very good. Definitely a keeper! Makes a huge batch."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"These were really good but mine came out FLAT? WHY? It's like too much liquid. Please if you have a answer ????"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Amazing! These cookies stay soft forever! They taste like a mini pumpkin pie with gingerbread crust."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I have been making these for several years around Thanksgiving time. They have become a tradition as my nieces say. They freeze well, too."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"This has been a favorite in my home since it originally came out in the magazine in 1995."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Every time i makes these they are gone before i know it absolutely delicious"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I have made these cookies since the early nineties. They are always eaten by whatever crowd has access. The cookies are very spicy in a good way and the dip is a perfect foil for the cookies. Plan to make them again this year."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"This is my fav "fall" cookie recipe. Everyone raves about it. Cookies are moist and the dip is awesome."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"We absolutely love this recipe! It makes the house smell so good when baking! We took them to a 4-H cookie exchange and they were such a hit! Thanks!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Dip was too thin, didn't stick to the cookies"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I made these for church fellowship time, and oh boy! Every single person wanted the recipe! The cookies are the perfect amount of crunchy edges /chewy centers. The dip is creamy and irresistible! I will make these every year from now on!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"I made this years ago when it originally came out in the magazine and it was a big hit in my family. I was really glad to find it on the website so I didn't have to go digging through the recipe box. It's a wonderful recipe and I actually have kids who get excited about the fall season when I make this, it's kind of traditional around September and October to change up the dessert offerings. It's a great offering for fall potluck gatherings or Sunday football games, or end of season picnics-you will end up with a clean plate. They're easy to make and the ingredient list is typically on hand, but the best reason of all to make this recipe is it tastes fantastic!"

Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I love this recipe so much! Every fall my family makes & enjoys eating these cookies. All of our friends request the recipe & ask us to bring it to all of the social functions that we go to! It is so delisious it is so hard not to eat to many! I highly recomend this recipe =)"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This is one of my very favorite recipes around the holidays. I mix it up and store it in containers to take to gatherings. It's always a hit and it never fails, someone asks me for the recipe every time! I will continue to make it as a new traditional treat for the holidays! Tip: if you don't have the time to make the cookies...quickly whip up the dip and serve store bought cookies such as pecan sandies, ginger snaps, and for kids even a graham cracker!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Loved this! Took it as a dish to a party with fifty people and had many complements and lots of requests for the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I love this recipe! A friend gave it to me back in 2001 and I've been making it ever since. I didn't realize it came from Taste of Home. (I should have known.) One thing to be aware of though is that it takes about 2 hours to roll all the dough into little balls, sugar them, and bake the cookies. But it is time well spent and the results are awesome!"

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I've made this recipe numerous times & family & friends love it!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"I love this recipie so so so much!!!! I make it every fall! It dosn't seem like fall until I have made & eaten this recipie! All of my friends crave it & ask me to bring it to every party! I highly recomend this recipie :)"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"Have made this several times, the kids love it! The dip makes it!"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Amazing and wonderful. worth the work."

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"Great recipe! Cookie is very tasty especially with the dip."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"I started making this recipe years ago when it appeared in the magazine, and it is one of my true favorites. Everyone raves over it, and I am nearly always asked for the recipe. You can't go wrong with this one. The cookies are fantastic even w/o the dip, so don't let a lack of dip ingredients keep you from making this. This makes LOTS of cookies, so you will have plenty to freeze for later on."

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"I got this recipe from the time it was a prize winner, and have made it every year since. It is wonderful and I can hardly wait for fall to make it again."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"These cookies are wonderful! I make them every year for the holidays and my family just adores them. It makes a large batch, which is good considering my family eats the first few batches before I can get them off of the cooling rack! Thanks for the recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2008

"So very very delish!! I have been making these for years - forgot about the recipe. Took the cookies/dip into!!"

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