Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps

If you’ve followed the blog you’ll know that I’m all set up with my faux-fur pillows, my birch candles (from my book), I’m over-stocked in chai lattes and I have a new read – The Nest.  All I need to complete this vision of a perfect Sunday afternoon is a roaring fire and a treat….

a sweet treat….

a sweet, but slightly spicy treat.

I’m thinking ginger, cinnamon, cloves in a chewy cookie with crispy edges.

Now I’m thinking my treat needs to be dipped in chocolate…

white chocolate.

Okay, my vision stemmed from an image I saw on Pinterest – but it certainly holds true as my ideal Sunday afternoon.

So, to create my Shangri-la, and aid you in creating yours (if you agree with my vision), I’m going to post the recipe for these sweet, soft and yet crispy bundles of bliss:

White-chocolate dipped gingersnaps

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You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar, plus extra for rolling in
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate melts

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Combine canola oil, eggs, 2 cups of white sugar and molasses with a mixer.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend well.
  • Shape the cookie dough into teaspoon-sized balls and roll them in the remaining sugar to (lightly) coat.
  • These cookies will spread, so space each dough ball about 2 inches apart on your sheet – you’ll be surprised how big a cookie a teaspoon-sized ball makes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes – and be very careful not to over bake.
  • Set baked cookies out to cool and melt your white chocolate wafers.
  • Once the gingersnaps have completely cooled, dip half into the chocolate and set on the baking sheet to harden.

I only dipped the front half of the gingersnaps – the chocolate is very sweet, so I think dipping an entire cookie, or even half – front and back – would be too much…. even for my uber-sweet teeth.

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These are SO GOOD!

One cup of white chocolate melts will cover 2 dozen cookies easily, but the recipe makes more than 4 dozen.  I simply rolled the remaining dough, as though ready to bake, and then placed the dough balls in the freezer (on a cookie sheet) to harden.  After about 20 minutes your gingersnaps will be hard enough that you can divide them up in dozens and put into freezer bags so you can have a decadent treat another day.  Pre-hardening them will stop them from glomming together into one large frozen mass – so it’s optional, but I recommend it.

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It’s almost the weekend and you’ve worked hard all week….  it’s time to prep for a “you day”.

If people protest to your pillows, fire, candles, tea and white chocolate dipped gingersnaps – share a few and they’ll forgive you.

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Have a great one!

2018-06-18T13:39:58+00:00December 16th, 2016|RECIPES|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Linda Page October 18, 2015 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I am a cookie maker and cookie eater so off to the kitchen I go! Thanks for the recipe. I can almost taste them now!

  2. Emily Marie from A Pop of Red October 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Wow, I love the sound of this pairing. Ginger snaps are a favorite in my house and I have never thought to dip them in chocolate (other than a hot chocolate). Thanks!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca October 19, 2015 at 10:46 am - Reply

      They are SOOOOO good – if you don’t like cloves, you can leave them out and they are still delicious. I may have to go get a few now to dip in my hot chocolate – calories be damned! lol

  3. Meredith @ The Palette Muse October 24, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Oh yum! I love ginger snaps, but would never have thought to dip them in white chocolate. Definitely adding this one to my list of things to try, and pinning! Nice to meet you on the Weekend Retreat!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca November 3, 2015 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Nice to meet you too! Beware, the cookies are deadly addictive – and the scrumptious chocolate has found a happy home on my hips. Well worth the sacrifice though lol. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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