Whip up a delicious and easy Gingerbread Dip recipe for your holiday snacking. Perfect for a simple treat, or featured on a Christmas snack board.
Easy Gingerbread Dip
Yesterday, I featured a Christmas Sweet Snack Board, and this dip took center stage. Gingerbread is definitely a go-to of mine during the holiday season. Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes and Gingerbread Fudge would also be great accompaniments to any seasonal party or gathering. Easy Gingerbread Dip is definitely going to become a family favorite during the holiday season.
This dip is so dreamy, and I will fully admit to eating it with a spoon. Dipping some graham crackers or other cookies are also an option too. The sprinkles on top are one of my favorite sprinkle mixes – “Reindeer Food” from Sweets & Treats Boutique. Sweets & Treats has the cutest sprinkle mixes and I cannot tell you how many sprinkle mixes I actually have – pounds and pounds! I have sprinkles for every occasion.
Preparing YOUR INGREDIENTS:
I often keep frozen whipped topping in the house for easy desserts, like my French Vanilla Éclair Cake. The one problem I encounter is I sometimes forget to thaw it, which is necessary for most recipes. I try to set a reminder to place the container into the refrigerator the day before I need it for a recipe.
The cream cheese needs to soften, but not be completely room temperature. I like to measure out my dry ingredients while waiting for the cream cheese to soften. Brown sugar has a great molasses flavor, which is why I use more of it than granulated or powdered sugar in this recipe. Check out my Tips and Tricks on how to increase the spice and molasses in this recipe also.
TIPS, TRICKS, AND TOOLS:
- Here are some of my favorite entertaining products, like including wood boards, bowls and accessories.
- Thaw the whipped topping.
- I love molasses, cinnamon and ginger, so feel free to increase each spice amount by 1/2 teaspoon and molasses by another 1/2-1 tablespoon for a more robust gingerbread flavor.
Easy Gingerbread Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
- sprinkle mix
- cookies or graham crackers for dipping
- In medium mixing bowl with hand blender, or in the bowl of your stand mixer, mix cream cheese, salt, brown sugar and powdered sugar until combined.
- Add molasses and spices and mix to combine. Fold in thawed whipped topping.
- Place in bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Top with sprinkle mix before serving with cookies.
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