Did you know that Connecticut's favorite cookie, the Traditional New England Snickerdoodle, can be made into a fun and festive holiday dip? Connecticut's state cookie, the cinnamony snickerdoodle, is a sweet and crunchy sugar cookie, introduced to America by immigrants from England, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
This dip can be a tasty appetizer or a fun snack or dessert. It is a must at any holiday party, and it's a sure winner if you're living in the Nutmeg State. Your family will also enjoy it as a quick and delicious weekend treat, dipping sliced fruit, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, pretzels, etc. into this creamy dip. This is a low sugar recipe that is also gluten-free and vegetarian. With only 6 simple ingredients (plus 2 optional) it can be whipped together in less than 10 minutes, it's really that easy!
The recipe calls for coconut flour instead of regular all-purpose flour because it has fewer carbohydrates and is higher in protein. You DO NOT have to use coconut flour though. I know other recipes similar to this one that use regular flour or you can leave out the flour completely and have a less thickened dip.
Ingredients: 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup coconut flour---added as a thickener (optional), 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1 Tbsp cinnamon
***I love to add a few teaspoonfuls of holiday sprinkles or small candies on top as a festive garnish (optional)
Instructions: Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process for 15-30 seconds. Scrape down the sides if needed, and process again to fully incorporate all ingredients.
Serve with fruit, cookies, crackers, and any other favorite treat you and your family love and enjoy! Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For the origin of the interesting name Snickerdoodle, ''some food historians say that their fanciful name comes from the German term Schnecke Knödel which can be translated as “snail dumpling.” Others say that “snicker” comes from the Dutch word snekrad or the German word schnecke, both of which refer to a small, snail-like shape,'' according to the Biscuit People website. Many trace it back to the English settlers that first came to Connecticut and loved giving foods fun, whimsical names.