Looking for the the perfect, wintertime snack? One that tastes delicious and is super easy to make?
Have I got a recipe for you!
Ideal for snacking or casual get togethers, the only thing better than the taste and consistency of this sweet, yummy dip is its innate versatility.
Without having to alter the ingredient list one iota, this Gingersnap Dip is perfect as is---casual yet sophisticated and lending itself tastefully to whatever setting it stars.
Featuring the warm flavors of spice, French vanilla, cream cheese, and sweetened with a touch of confectioner's sugar, this satisfying dip will evoke feelings of holiday and home no matter when or where it's served. When paired with fresh sugar cookies (or gingersnaps as shown here), you're sure to have a hit on your hands.
(recipe adapted from Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook, 2002)
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 teaspoons warm spice mix (*recipe below)
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen French Vanilla Cool Whip, thawed
- remainder of warm spice mix to garnish
*to create the warm spice mix, blend
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a small to medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, and spice mix using an electric mixer until blended. Beat in French Vanilla Cool Whip until combined. Keep refrigerated until serving.
To serve, spoon dip into a serving bowl and garnish with remaining spice mix. Pair with gingersnap and/or sugar cookies, or even apple slices and grapes.
Yield: approximately 3 cups of dip. Feel free to halve, quarter or double this recipe as needed. If halving, quartering or doubling this recipe, remember to halve, quarter or double the corresponding recipe for warm spice mix as well.