This festive Christmas cookie dip is perfect for holiday parties and potlucks. Make this Gingerbread Dip a holiday tradition for a fun, festive treat everyone loves.
I love Christmas cookies, but you know what else is also really good? Cookie dip for dipping all those holiday sweets!
This sweet treat can be served as an appetizer, snack or even as a dessert alongside your favorite cookies. It’s the perfect recipe to whip up to celebrate the holidays.
If you love gingerbread cookies, you are going to want to try this dip! It’s sweet and perfect spiced with that gingerbread flavor we all know and love.
Why You’ll Love This Gingerbread Cookie Dip
- Ready to eat in 20 minutes.
- Perfect for dipping all those Christmas cookies from your holiday cookie exchange.
- Sweet, flavorful and fluffy.
- You can make it ahead of time.
- Perfect to serve at holiday parties.
- It’s transportable.
- Super easy to make.
Ingredients to Make Gingerbread Dip
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- Cream cheese – Use the regular cream cheese for the best and creamiest results (not the “light” version).
- Light brown sugar
- Powdered sugar
- Molasses – Make sure to use light, unsulfured molasses.
- Ground cloves
- Homemade whipped cream – See below on how to make your own homemade whipped cream. You can also use a 4oz tub of Cool Whip (or homemade Cool Whip, too!) instead, if you prefer.
How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream
You’ll need 1 cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream by itself until soft peaks form. Add sugar and salt. Mix again until stiff peaks form. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Note: This will make 1 1/2 cups of whipped cream to use in the recipe.
How to Make Gingerbread Dip
Step One: Prepare the homemade whipped cream.
Step Two: Add cream cheese, light brown sugar, powdered sugar and molasses to a large mixing bowl. Mix with a mixer until combined and fluffy.
Step Three: Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves. Mix until combined.
Step Four: Add the whipped cream and gently mix with a spatula.
Step Five: Pour into your favorite bowl and place in the fridge for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Equipment Needed to Make Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
What to Serve with Christmas Dessert Dip
- Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- Whipped Shortbread Cookies
- Cream Cheese Cookies
- Butter Cookies
- Ginger Snaps
- Animal Crackers
- Cinnamon Teddy Bears
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Use Cool Whip instead of making your own homemade whipped cream.
- No light brown sugar? Use dark brown sugar if that is what you have on hand.
Store any leftover dip in a covered and airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Can I freeze it?
It depends. If you used homemade whipped cream, then I don’t recommend trying to freeze it. The consistency will change.
If you use Cool Whip, go ahead and freeze for up to three months in a freezer safe container.
How long can I leave this dip out?
The general rule of thumb is to not let anything sit out for longer than 2 hours for food safety. If it’s over that time, please put the leftovers in the fridge.
- Use Cool Whip if you are short on time. This way, you won’t have to prepare the homemade whipped cream.
- If you plan to freeze the recipe later, use Cool Whip because whipped cream does not freeze well.
- If you don’t own a hand mixer (or stand mixer), you can mix the ingredients together with a whisk.
- Don’t use the hand mixer when you add the whipped cream. Use a scraper spatula to keep the consistency light and fluffy.
- When you are making the whipped cream, make sure to whip to the point where it forms soft peaks. This means when you take the whisk off the cream, some of it will try to form a peak but then fall back a little. Add the sugar and salt at this point and whip again until stiff peaks form. Stiff peaks means when you take the whisk out of the cream, it keeps it shape and you have a nice peak.
- If you don’t plan to eat it right away, refrigerate it until you are ready. It will soften more as it sits out.
Dessert Dip Recipes
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- 1 (8oz/250g) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons molasses*
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1/2 cup homemade whipped cream**
- Prepare the homemade whipped cream. See Notes.
- Add cream cheese, light brown sugar, powdered sugar and molasses to a large mixing bowl. Mix with a mixer until combined and fluffy.
- Add nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground cloves. Mix until combined.
- Add the whipped cream and gently mix with a spatula.
- Pour into your favorite bowl and place in the fridge for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
*Use light, unsulfured molasses.
**To make the homemade whipped cream, you'll need 1 cup of heavy cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream by itself until soft peaks form. Add sugar and salt. Mix again until stiff peaks form. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g