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, 0g 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 238664
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

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

MY REVIEW 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 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 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 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 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 8498
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

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

pumuki 8493
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Fantastic and easy to make. Thanks for sharing"

jgbex1 9023
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

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

LeslieH 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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