White Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

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recipe by Lena Geller www.lenaslunchbox.com

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My fervor for all things Christmas is amplified by being a Jew. Christmas is my forbidden fruit. The holiday holds a red & green, pine needle & peppermint-scented allure. I can't keep myself away from it. When hanukkah rolls around, I have to force myself to stifle reveries of stuffed stockings and Santa Claus back into a dark corner of my mind, one where Sugar Plum Fairies dance freely and Menorahs aren’t a thing. These cookies are what I fantasize I would leave for Santa if I celebrated the holiday. Flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and a little defiance, they scream Christmas, both appearance and taste-wise. I'm submitting this recipe as part of Drop's Holiday Recipe Swap!

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves
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  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
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  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
  • White chocolate chips icon
    White chocolate chips
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    Food coloring


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  • kCook icon Parchment paper
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  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
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  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Get a clean medium bowl
  2. Add all purpose flour
  3. Add baking soda
  4. Add kosher salt
  5. Add ground ginger
  6. Add ground cinnamon
  7. Add ground cloves
  8. Add nutmeg
  9. Whisk until combined then set aside
  10. Get a clean stand mixer bowl
  11. Add softened unsalted butter
  12. Add white sugar
  13. Add light brown sugar
  14. Beat until smooth - approx 5 min
  15. Add egg
  16. Add molasses
  17. Add vanilla extract
  18. Transfer dry ingredients to stand mixer bowl
  19. Beat until smooth
  20. Cover with plastic wrap
  21. Chill in fridge - approx 1 hr
  22. Get a clean small bowl
  23. Add white sugar
  24. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  25. Transfer content of stand mixer bowl to large mixing bowl
  26. Roll into balls
  27. Dip balls into sugar mixture
  28. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to baking sheet
  29. Bake - approx 10 min, 175°C
  30. Let cool onto cooling rack
  31. Get a clean medium bowl
  32. Add white chocolate chips
  33. Melt in microwave - approx 1 min
  34. Stir until smooth
  35. Dip content of baking sheet into chocolate mixture then set aside
  36. Let rest on surface until set
  37. Add food coloring
  38. Decorate with piping bag
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