Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate and Cranberries

These aren’t your average gingersnap cookies – you’ll love the additions of creamy white chocolate and chewy dried cranberries.

These aren't your average gingersnap cookies - you'll love the additions of creamy white chocolate and chewy dried cranberries. Get the easy recipe (perfect for Christmas!) on RachelCooks.com!

Growing up, gingersnaps cookies were always my sister’s thing. I’d be working on chocolate peanut butter cups or another cookie were were making that particular year, and Colleen would be working on gingersnaps. Rolling them into balls, coating them in sugar and getting them ready for mom to stick in the oven.

I decided to give them a little update this year by adding whole chocolate chips and dried cranberries. I love the way the smooth, creamy, sweet white chocolate mellows out the strong flavors of the ginger and molasses. The cranberries are the perfect chewy touch and I just can’t resist adding them to everything I can.

These aren't your average gingersnap cookies - you'll love the additions of creamy white chocolate and chewy dried cranberries. Get the easy recipe (perfect for Christmas!) on RachelCooks.com!

Or maybe that’s because I bought a giant bag of them at Costco. One can’t be sure of the real reason.

Whatever the reason, they are the perfect addition to these spicy, iconic Christmas cookies. They provide all the flavors of the original – to satisfy the purists. But then they have the twist to satisfy the creatives that are always seeking something new. Whatever category you fall into, you’re sure to love these chewy (or crispy, depending on baking time!) cookies.

These aren't your average gingersnap cookies - you'll love the additions of creamy white chocolate and chewy dried cranberries. Get the easy recipe (perfect for Christmas!) on RachelCooks.com!

Gingersnap Cookies with White Chocolate and Cranberries

These aren’t your average gingersnap cookies – you’ll love the additions of creamy white chocolate and chewy dried cranberries.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar + extra for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Mix dry ingredients.

2. In a separate bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs and molasses.

3. Sift in dry ingredients. Add in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips and stir until combined.

4. Form into small balls.

5. Roll balls in sugar and place ~2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 12-13 minutes.

Note: If you like crisper cookies, bake for one or two minutes longer and/or roll them smaller. I like them a little chewy, while my mom prefers them crispy.

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Verdict: I loved the updates to these gingersnap cookies.
Husband’s take: He actually liked these more than I thought he would but the real fan was my mom – just as I expected.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy.

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11 comments

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE cookies! I really like how you added the chips and cranberries! Seriously, takes a whole other route with that and the flavor sounds sooooooo good!

  2. interesting combination of the cranberries and gingersnap–i’d try it

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  4. Chewy gingersnaps are my FAVORITE. Love the addition of white chocolate and cranberries here!

  5. All the classic flavors, perfect for the holidays.

  6. Gingersnap cookies are a delicious winter treat. The addition of cranberries and white chocolate makes these extra special! I also like to dip the cookies in melted white chocolate.

  7. love this recipe, it came out perfect.  But you didn’t specify when you add the cranberries and chips.
    Just in case someone is a beginner.

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