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Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps

Not only are these Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps an easy cookie, but they're pretty too!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 414 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cookie springs back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

[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

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 312mg14%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.