Oh my wordy, wordy, wordy. These little babies were SO much fun to make! I had all of my cookies made for this series and was organizing the posts when I realized I was one cookie short. One cookie short? How could that be?? I swear I had counted over and over again and every day was accounted for. Well, when it came down to it – I was short. So I thumbed through several cookbooks looking for just the right holiday cookie. In this series of 12 Days of Christmas Cookies I wanted a pretty wide variety. I didn’t want all chocolate or all this or all that. I wanted something for everyone. I wanted there to be at least ONE cookie that could and would grab the attention of someone. I thought I had ran out of ideas when all of the sudden I stumbled upon this recipe. Vanilla-Dipped Gingersnaps? YES PLEASE. Really what caught my attention was how pretty they are. Are they not?
Not only are these a pretty cookie, but they are also really easy. I love pretty and I love easy. Put them together and what do you get? This recipe. Booyah. If you are a gingersnap fan – these must find there way somewhere in your baking. If not for Christmas.. then soon! But really though, wouldn’t these look so awesome wrapped up in crinkly paper and cellophane for your neighbor?? Yes!
Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps
Not only are these Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps an easy cookie, but they're pretty too!
- 2 1/2 c. sugar divided
- 1 1/2 c. oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. molasses
- 4 c. all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. ground ginger
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 11-oz pkgs. white chocolate chips -or- vanilla bark
- 1/4 c. shortening
Combine 2 cups sugar and oil in a mixing bowl; mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in molasses.
Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl; gradually blend in to molasses mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cookie springs back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Melt white chocolate chips and shortening together in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place cookies on wax paper to harden.
[My 2 Cents]
Because it's winter, and also because I was in a hurry, after I dipped each of the cookies I put them outside. Within minutes (it seemed) the vanilla coating was hardened and I was ready to package these babies up. I used the vanilla bark for my coating rather than white chocolate chips (mostly because I didn't have any white chocolate chips) and so the hardening times may possibly be a little different for melted chocolate. Either way, storing them outside to cool is a totally brilliant idea. I never have room in my fridge for random trays of cookies so it was perfect for me. But if you on the other hand have room in your fridge, by all means, go ahead an use that :)
Adapted from Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book 9
That is a great combination; I love dipping things, and will definitely be trying this!
Awesome, you’ll have to let me know if you try it!
Adding Chocolate to gingersnaps would make them so much better! Need to try this!
Definitely takes it to the next level for sure!
These look AMAZING! I think we should have done a food bloggers treat swap so I could try some (next year!)
Thanks Ashlee – that would have been so fun! Definitely keep in mind for next year for sure!
These look so divine. I love the way you styled them. I want that wood bowl. :)
Thank you! The bowl was a fun find – actually found it on the clearance rack at Target. There were two of them but I only got one… then immediately regretted it. When I went back for the second, it was gone :(
OH MY GOODNESS! Girl! You are KILLING ME! These look divine! Can we please be neighbors???
Hee hee! Can we?! You move down here!
I love soft gingersnaps but I’ve never made them. They look so pretty dipped in the white chocolate.
These unfortunately aren’t soft – but they are very yummy! I’ve actually been on the hunt for a soft gingersnap recipe for a fun recipe I’ve got up my sleeve for this weekend!
Oh how I love gingersnaps. I never think to make them, I should try them!
Yes! Try them!
What an adorable idea! I love dipping things in vanilla and white chocolate. I’m loving all your recent photos (well, I always love them). I love how you’re staging them for this cookie series!
I love how cute they are! I haven’t dipped much, but this makes me want to dip more! Thank you so much, the styling for the cookie series was SO fun! I think they have all turned out great – I’ve been really quite impressed!
Mmm! These cookies look perfect. I can imagine they taste so good! Pinned!
Thank you for the Pinterest love!
Oh yum! There is something comforting in the taste of molasses I have decided. I LOVE gingersnaps, and these look delicious! I am loving this cookie series Yvonne!
Thank you Jonie, I’m so happy you are liking the series! Me too – I actually don’t want it to end :)
Oh I just love Gingersnaps but have never tried them dipped in Vanilla! I have everything to make gingersnaps right now so I am going to have to try this one for sure!
You’ll have to definitely give these a try if you love gingersnaps! Even better that you have all of the ingredients!
I love white chocolate & gingersnaps! It’s the perfect combo!
Indeed! Great festive cookie :)