Homemade Gingersnaps with Cinnamon Dip

Gingersnaps

 

Many times when  you are invited to holiday parties, you are asked to bring an hor d’oeuvre.  If you are like me, you are sick of the same old vegetable tray with ranch dip or potato chips and French onion dip.  You long for something really different and delicious.  I have it for you!

Homemade Gingersnaps with Cinnamon Dip

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Gingersnaps

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 table spoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups flour

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In an electric mixer, combine sugar, molasses, butter ginger, cinnamon, eggs and baking soda on medium
  3. Add vinegar and vanilla
  4. Add flour and beat for two minutes
  5. Dust your counter with flour and roll out dough to about 1/4 of an inch
  6. Cut with cookie cutters or use a mason jar lid for round cookies
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until crisp
  8. Remove from oven and let cool

 

Cinnamon Dip

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. With an electric mixture, combine all ingredients and beat for 3 minutes or until completely smooth
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and refrigerate

 

This hor d’oeuvre is so different and delicious, I guarantee that your host will be blown away, along with  your fellow party goers!

Whenever I take dip to a party, I always like to bring it in a matching bowl and tray.  I just think it looks so much better, and it also helps out the hostess because she doesn’t have to search around for a tray and bowl to use to serve your dish.  One of my very favorite dish and tray sets is made by Portmeirion.  It is plain white, so it highlights whatever you put on it.  It is really pretty!

Portmeirion

White 2-Piece Tray and Bowl Set

Chip Dip BowlIf you prefer a more Christmasy bowl and tray set, this is one of my favorites

Santa Face Bowl and Tray

Santa chip and dipCheers!

If you want some more awesome recipes, checkout my post on my blog Homemade by Jade:

3 Christmas Cookies You Must Make This Year!

6 Comments

  1. Bill Kasman November 30, 2015 1:49 pm Reply

    I love ginger snaps! I shall pass this on to my personal chef! LOL

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  2. Sandy KS November 30, 2015 4:23 pm Reply

    These sounds yummy! do you think they will still taste okay without adding the cinnamon?

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    • Tracey Jade Boyer December 8, 2015 3:51 pm Reply

      You could probably replace it with Allspice or Pumpkin Pie Spice or whatever spice you like. Make a batch without the cinnamon and see how it tastes.

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  3. Andria Perry November 30, 2015 7:26 pm Reply

    now that’s what I wanna see at a party! The dip sounds yummy!

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  4. peachpurple January 7, 2016 5:04 am Reply

    anyway to replace vinegar? I don’t have that

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