Gingerbread cookie dip, otherwise known as gingerbread cheesecake dip, is a festive dessert dip for the holidays! The recipe is super quick, easy to make, and ready in 10 minutes. It’s packed with brown sugar, cream cheese, cinnamon, molasses, ginger, and powdered sugar. It can be made vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Serve it with Christmas cookies, graham crackers, fruit, and more!

vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a bowl with sprinkles and a plate of holiday cookies

We all know the holiday season can be quite a stressful and busy time of year. So if you ever find yourself in a time crunch or have last-minute hosting duties fall on you, this Gingerbread Cookie Dip will save the day!

You’ll love this recipe because of how ridiculously quick and easy it is. From start to finish, you can prepare it in only 10 minutes with one bowl. Plus, the recipe is made with ingredients you likely already have at home.

To make it, we’ll combine cream cheese, brown sugar, molasses, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and a dash of salt. Some powdered sugar adds sweetness and gives it a luscious, fluffy texture too!

Serve this dessert dip in a bowl alongside your favorite holiday cookies. Try it with Christmas cookies, graham crackers, fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and more. You can also decorate the dip with festive sprinkles, cinnamon sugar, and white chocolate chips!

This gingerbread dip is:

  • Creamy, buttery, fluffy, and sweet
  • Easily made vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free
  • Warmly spiced with cinnamon and ginger
  • Sweetened with brown sugar and molasses
  • A quick and easy 10 minute dessert dip
  • Reminiscent of gingerbread cheesecake
vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a bowl with sprinkles and Christmas cookies
  • Cream cheese: Use regular cream cheese or vegan cream cheese. Make sure it is a plain or unflavored variety. For a dairy-free option, I like the Toffuti brand.
  • Butter: Use regular butter or vegan butter.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar adds a sweet flavor. You can use dark or light brown sugar.
  • Powdered sugar: Powdered sugar, also known as confectioner’s sugar, is essential for this recipe. Make sure you sift it while adding it to the bowl. This will remove clumps, ensuring your dip is smooth and creamy.
  • Molasses: This is a key ingredient for creating a gingerbread cookie flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla adds sweetness and makes it taste extra delicious.
  • Cinnamon: This spice adds warmth and a woody, citrusy flavor.
  • Ginger: Ginger helps create an authentic gingerbread cookie flavor.
  • Salt: Salt enhances the sweet ingredients.
bowls of ingredients for vegan gingerbread cookie dip

For the full ingredient measurements and step-by-step instructions, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

brown sugar, vegan butter, molasses, and vegan cream cheese inside a white mixing bowl
In a large bowl, add cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla.
an electric handheld mixer creaming together vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a white bowl
Using a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer, cream together until smooth and evenly combined.
vegan gingerbread cookie dip ingredients in a white bowl
Add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt to the bowl. Cream together until evenly combined.
a handheld mixer creaming together vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a white bowl
Taste and adjust sweetness as needed by adding the extra 1 cup powdered sugar. This will make it taste sweeter and mask the cream cheese flavor more. Transfer to a bowl. Enjoy!

There are lots of ways to enjoy this gingerbread dip. Choose from the ideas below or feel free to get creative with your own!

  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Vanilla cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Dark chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Cinnamon pita crackers
  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a bowl with a plate of ginger snap cookies

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Can I make it vegan and dairy-free?

Yes, of course! Just use dairy-free cream cheese and butter.

Can I make it soy-free?

Yes. If you are using regular cream cheese and butter, the recipe will already contain no soy. However, if you are using vegan cream cheese and butter, you’ll have to use brands that are soy-free.

Is this gingerbread dip gluten-free?

Yes. The recipe does not contain any gluten.

Does regular sugar work for this recipe?

No. Make sure you use brown sugar and powdered sugar. These are important ingredients for different reasons. Brown sugar helps create a rich, sweet, gingerbread-like flavor. The powdered sugar helps thicken the dip, adds sweetness, and produces a fluffy consistency.

How to store gingerbread cheesecake dip

Store this gingerbread dip inside an airtight container. Keep it in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3 days.

vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a bowl with Christmas cookies

If you try this Gingerbread Cookie Dip, please let me know your thoughts by leaving a rating and comment below! Ready for more? Subscribe to my newsletter or follow along on Instagram and YouTube!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
vegan gingerbread cookie dip in a bowl with sprinkles and a plate of holiday cookies

Gingerbread Cookie Dip (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Dip
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Gingerbread cookie dip, also known as gingerbread cheesecake dip, is a delicious dessert dip for the holidays! It can easily be made vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free. It’s packed with cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and ginger. The easy one bowl recipe is made in only 10 minutes. Serve it with Christmas cookies, graham crackers, chocolate, fruit, and more!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup cream cheese or vegan cream cheese (8oz)
  • 1/2 cup butter or vegan butter (4oz)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (106g)
  • 2 tbsp molasses (30mL)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 12 cups powdered sugar (120-240g), sifted
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla.
  2. Using a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer, cream together until smooth and evenly combined.
  3. Add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and salt to the bowl. Cream together until evenly combined. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed by adding the extra 1 cup powdered sugar. This will make it taste sweeter and mask the cream cheese flavor more.
  4. Transfer the dip to a bowl. Garnish with toppings of your choosing, like holiday sprinkles or cinnamon sugar. Serve with cookies, graham crackers, fruit, and more. Enjoy!

Notes

  • How to store: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy within 3 days.
  • Nutrition information is for the recipe with 1 cup powdered sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Keywords: gingerbread cookie dip, gingerbread cheesecake dip, gingerbread dip

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use, trust, and love!