Vanilla-Dipped Ginger Snaps

Sandy Young


One of my favorite Christmas cookbooks is Gooseberry Patch. A couple of years ago, I was wandering through Book 9, looking for scrumptious cookies to bake for our Christmas Open House. I knew just from the photo that I'd love Vanilla-Dipped Ginger Snaps! They're truly one of my favorite cookies. Hope you enjoy!

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2 1/2 c
granulated sugar, divided
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
dark molasses
4 c
all-purpose flour
4 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
1 tsp


12-oz. pkgs. white chocolate chips
1/4 c
solid crisco

How to Make Vanilla-Dipped Ginger Snaps


  • 1Combine 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. BE SURE TO NOTE THAT YOU'RE USING ONLY 2 CUPS OF SUGAR!!
  • 2Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl; gradually blend into molasses mixture.
  • 3Shape dough into one-inch balls and roll in remaining sugar; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until cookie springs back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4TIP FROM SANDY -- I tried baking the first pan of cookies for only 15 minutes, and they were almost burned. Then I tried 10 . . . not done enough. In our high altitude in New Mexico and with my cranky oven, 12 minutes is the perfect length of time. Experiment!
  • 5Frosting: 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. Makes about 7 dozen.
  • 6ANOTHER TIP FROM SANDY -- The dipping didn't exactly work for me, so I wound up just spreading some chocolate on half of the top side of the cookies. Putting the chocolate on both the front and back is almost too much chocolate. I know that's hard to imagine!

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Course/Dish: Cookies

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