Festive Ginger Snap Cookies

Festive Ginger Snap CookiesFestive Ginger Snap Cookies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

These Festive Ginger Snap Cookies are one of our families long time favorite recipes during the Holidays!  You’ll love them.  They also become beautifully Festive when you dip them in White Chocolate and add some Holiday Sprinkles!

festive ginger snaps

Festive Ginger Snap Cookies

4 1/2 C all purpose flour

2 C brown sugar

1 1/2 C shortening or oil

1/2 C light molasses (if you can only find full flavor use 1/4 C honey and 1/4 full flavor molasses)

2 eggs

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1/2 C sugar (to roll in)

1 (24oz) white almond bark

Holiday sprinkles

wax paper

Preheat oven to 30 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, eggs, molasses; mix well.  Add oil, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves; mix well.   Add flour 1 C at a time, mixing well between each addition.  Using a small cookie scoop or making 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on a un-greased cookies sheet.  Bake 10 minutes tops will crack.  Cool on rack.   Melt almond bark according to package directions (I use microwave), using a spoon to help cover each cookie half way, place on waxed paper, add sprinkles, allow to dry completely.

* My friend, Kendra shared this recipe with me about 16 years ago… loved them ever since! Thanks, girl :) Festive Ginger Snap Cookies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Festive Ginger Snap Cookies are a fun little twist on a traditional Christmas Cookie!  They’re perfect to make with kids and leave some out for Santa on Christmas Eve too!

While we’re thinking about fun Holiday recipes here are couple of others for you to enjoy!

I Love Eggnog Cookies by whatscookingwithruthie.comI Love Eggnog Cookies

Candy Cane Crinkle Cookie by whatscookingwithruthie.comCandy Cane Crinkle Cookies

Gram's English Toffee by whatscookingwithruthie.comGram’s English Toffee

I was featured with this recipe over at Skip to my Lou.net last weekend but I wanted to make sure and get these yummy cookies shared with all of you before the Holidays were completely under way!

Happy Christmas Eve…

I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas Day!

Love,

Ruthie

 

5.0 from 1 reviews

Festive Ginger Snap Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 4½ C all purpose flour
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 1½ C shortening or oil
  • ½ C light molasses (if you can only find full flavor use ¼ C honey and ¼ full flavor molasses)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ C sugar (to roll in)
  • 1 (24oz) white almond bark
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • wax paper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, eggs, molasses; mix well.
  3. Add oil, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves; mix well.
  4. Add flour 1 C at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop or making 1 inch balls, roll in sugar and place on a un-greased cookies sheet.
  6. Bake 10 minutes tops will crack.
  7. Cool on rack.
  8. Melt almond bark according to package directions (I use microwave), using a spoon to help cover each cookie half way, place on waxed paper, add sprinkles, allow to dry completely.

 

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  1. November 8, 2013
    Kellie

    Can the cookie dough be frozen in advance, then baked a few weeks later?



    • November 8, 2013
      Ruthie

      Hi Kellie… this recipe calls for baking soda only- which only reacts once but if you change it to be 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp baking powder then you can freeze the dough because the baking powder reacts twice; once when wet and again when heat is applied, they will still have lift. I would keep it half and half so they have the chemical balance they need. I hope that’s helpful… you’ll adore these cookies! Faves of our family for over 20 years :) xoxo~ Ruthie



  2. November 15, 2013
    Chris

    At what temperature do you bake them?



    • November 15, 2013
      Ruthie

      Hi Chris… thank you for pointing that out, I fixed it now! But they bake at 375 degrees. You’ll totally love these cookies :) xoxo~ Ruthie



      • November 15, 2013
        Chris

        I guessed right and baked them at 375. They are DELICIOUS! My husband and son couldn’t wait for me to dip them, and gobbled up several while they were warm.
        They look so pretty, and will be a regular for my Christmas baking from now on.
        My batch baked up 86 cookies (before the raid); however, that is a plus!!



        • November 15, 2013
          Ruthie

          That’s SO awesome :) If you keep them air tight they will stay nice and soft- also a trick my grandma taught me is to put a piece of bread in the container with the cookies and they’ll stay really super soft! They freeze great too. What size scoop did you use to get 86? YUMMO :)



          • November 15, 2013
            Chris

            I used the small Pampered Chef cookie scoop – they seemed like 1 inch balls. They look the same as your picture, but hard to tell. I am delighted to have a beautiful, tasty new recipe to add to the line-up. Thank you for the recipe!!



          • November 15, 2013
            Ruthie

            Yep.. that’s exactly what I use too :) You’re totally welcome- I love hearing back on recipe so thanks for the fun comments. Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie



  3. November 28, 2013

    Hi Ruthie!
    I love these! Gingerbread is my most favorite, and you glammed them up so beautifully! I have shared them over here https://www.facebook.com/EasyFreeSantaLetters so come on by for a look!

    Thank you!



  4. December 8, 2013
    Erin

    What kind of shortening or oil do you use?



    • December 8, 2013
      Ruthie

      I use canola oil… vegetable oil will work well though. I like either of those over shortening- but that’s just personal preference. This recipe makes a lot of cookies but they freeze well :) Happy Holidays! xoxo! Ruthie