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Gingersnap Dip

If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat for the holidays, this gingersnap dip recipe will be your new go-to! This subtly spiced, sweet dip is perfect for ginger cookies, apples, graham crackers, and so much more. It’s super creamy and will be ready in 10 minutes!

For more festive dips, try our cream cheese pumpkin dip and eggnog dip!

hand dipping a cookie into a bowl of ginger snap dip.

This fluffy and tasty gingersnap dip is the perfect way to liven up gingersnap cookies and your favorite fruit.

With its tangy sweetness and subtle warmth, it will become an instant holiday favorite.

The combination of cream cheese, Cool Whip, brown sugar, and cozy spices creates a wonderful creaminess and balanced flavor.

This recipe is an excellent dip for dessert, snacking, and a holiday cookie platter because it’s sweet and satisfying.

So be sure to add the dip to your list of easy, must-try Christmas recipes!

Whether it’s sweet or savory, I love a good homemade dip! I serve dips at every party because they get people comfortable and engaged.

If you’re looking for dips for your next party, you’ve got to try this rye bread dip, Jarlsberg cheese dip, and sweet potato fry dip!

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Ingredients

This amazing gingersnap dip recipe is just made of a handful of ingredients. Not only is the ingredient list short, but you probably already have everything on hand! Please see the recipe card below for exact quantities.

  • Cream Cheese is the base of the dip and adds a mildly sweet, slightly tangy flavor. Be sure to set the cream cheese out on the counter for 30 minutes to an hour to soften. I prefer full-fat cream cheese, but you can also use a fat-reduced version.
  • Cool Whip gives the dip a fluffy texture. Let the cool whip thaw in the fridge overnight. Feel free to swap in whipped heavy cream if you don’t have/like Cool Whip.
  • Sugar: Powdered sugar sweetens the dip, and light brown sugar adds further sweetness and provides a subtle molasses flavor that you’d typically find in gingersnap cookies.
  • Gingerbread spice adds depth and complexity to the dip. I like to use my own homemade spice mix, which you can create by combining cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, and cardamom. Feel free to substitute ground cinnamon to simplify the recipe.
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How to make gingersnap dip

Making this dip for gingersnaps is simple and no fuss. Just combine the ingredients until everything is nice and smooth. It doesn’t get easier than that! Just remember the dip will also disappear as quickly as it’s made.

step 1 add ingredients.

1. Add ingredients

  • Place the softened cream cheese, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, light brown sugar, and spices into a medium mixing bowl.
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2. Mix until smooth

  • Mix the ingredients until the texture is smooth and fluffy, and you no longer see lumps of cream cheese.
  • You can mix the dip by hand, with an electric mixer or a stand mixer – whatever is most convenient to you.
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3. Serve

  • Transfer the dip into a serving bowl. Sprinkle a bit of extra gingerbread spice or ground cinnamon onto the top of the dip.
  • Place the dip on a large serving platter and garnish with gingersnap cookies, other cookies and crackers, and fresh fruit. Enjoy!
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Variations

This gingersnaps dip is seriously the best and easiest holiday dip ever! If you’re looking for ways to customize the recipe, here are some ideas:

  • Cream cheese texture: Make sure the cream cheese is soft but not melted. To soften cream cheese quickly, cut it into cubes and microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Enhance the flavor: For a stronger-tasting dip, mix 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon molasses into the dip. I sometimes also add freshly grated orange zest to the recipe for a lovely citrus aroma.
  • Lighter version: To make this recipe a little lighter, use low-fat cream cheese instead of full fat and replace the Cool Whip with yogurt.
bowl of gingersnap dip on a plate with apple slices and gingersnaps.
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Serving suggestions

Gingersnap dip is so addicting! The list of things you can serve with this treat is long because it goes with so about anything. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Gingersnaps: The dip is the perfect accompaniment for gingersnaps, ginger cookies, and molasses cookies. The cream texture is just so lovely with chewy, warmly spiced cookies!
  • Cookies and crackers: Gingerbread cookies, graham crackers, Nilla wafers, Chessman cookies, and Oreos are also amazing dunkers for this dip.
  • Fruit: We love apples, pears, strawberries, grapes, and orange slices, but any fruit will taste delicious with this dip. If serving fruit that tends to brown (like apples), drizzle it with a little lemon juice to keep it looking nice and fresh.
  • Serving tip: Smaller fruit can be difficult to dunk into this rich dip. Serve them on toothpicks or prepare fruit skewers to make eating easier.
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Make ahead

Gingersnap cookie dip will be such a huge hit that you won’t have to worry about leftovers.

However, you may want to whip it up in advance so it’s ready for a holiday party or quick afternoon snack.

To prepare it ahead of time, follow the recipe instructions.

Then, store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Storage instructions

How to store gingersnap dip

Leftovers are easy to store! Put the dip in an airtight container in your fridge, and it will last for 3 to 4 days.

When you’re ready to eat, give it a quick stir, and you’re good to go.

Can you freeze ginger snap dip?

No, this easy Christmas dip isn’t ideal for freezing. Cream cheese becomes grainy when frozen and thawed, which will alter the creamy texture of the dip.

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More sweet dip recipes

If you’re craving for more dessert dips, look no further! Here are a few more of our favorite sweet dip recipes. They are so easy and will always be a hit!

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Gingersnap Dip Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

If you’re looking for a quick and easy treat for the holidays, this gingersnap dip recipe will be your new go-to! This subtly spiced, sweet dip is perfect for ginger cookies, apples, graham crackers, and so much more. It’s super creamy and will be ready in 10 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz / 220 g full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz / 220 g Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/3 cup / 55 g / 2 oz light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup / 35 g / 1.2 oz powder sugar
  • 1 tbsp gingerbread spice (see Notes below)

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients. Place the softened cream cheese, Cool Whip, powdered sugar, light brown sugar, and spices into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until smooth. Mix the ingredients until the texture is smooth and fluffy, and you no longer see lumps of cream cheese. You can mix the dip by hand, with an electric mixer or a stand mixer – whatever is most convenient to you. Either serve the dip right away or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  3. Serve. Transfer the dip into a serving bowl. Sprinkle a bit of extra gingerbread spice or ground cinnamon onto the top of the dip. Place the dip on a large serving platter and garnish with gingersnap cookies, other cookies and crackers, and fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Notes

Gingerbread Spice

To make gingerbread spice, mix together 4 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground green cardamom. Use 1 tablespoon for the recipe and store the rest in an airtight jar.


Variations & Tips

  • Cream cheese texture: Make sure the cream cheese is soft but not melted. To soften cream cheese quickly, cut it into cubes and microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Enhance the flavor: For a stronger-tasting dip, mix 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon molasses into the dip. I sometimes also add freshly grated orange zest to the recipe for a lovely citrus aroma.
  • Lighter version: To make this recipe a little lighter, use low-fat cream cheese instead of full fat and replace the Cool Whip with yogurt.

Make ahead

To prepare it ahead of time, follow the recipe instructions.

Then, store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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